Pastor Dave has been a follower of Jesus Christ for 30 years, and in addition to the Gift of Salvation, God has given him an amazing wife (Anne-Marie) and two beautiful kids, and has been in ministry for 15 years, with quite a differentiation in places of ministry.
From church restarting in Detroit, MI, to being in the rural setting in Northern WI, P. Dave has a wide experience in ministry. Dave has served as a youth pastor, a worship pastor, an assistant pastor, as well as being a lead pastor. Dave has a degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University, has been a Police Chaplain for the Lansing Police Department, and has been part of integrating the local church into communities wherever he has served.
Dave loves people, and loves to honor God with all that He does, no matter who he is with. (You may have seen him around the Eau Claire area on his blue Yamaha R1!) Dave has a passion to not only strengthen the local church in the Eau Claire and surrounding communities, but also to see the Church become true in it's endeavor to reach out to those that are hurting in a world that sorely needs to see Jesus. He wants people to not only know about Jesus, but to experience Him in the reality of who He is. Dave's Biblical life verse is Philippians 2:5 - "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus..."
At Reach, P. Dave is our lead pastor, as well as serving on the Worship team, Elder board, Men's Ministry, and our Outreach Ministry. Click here to email Pastor Dave.
Mark Donnelly was born in 1957 and raised in Eau Claire, WI. He is an entrepreneur and started his first business when he was 19 years old. Since then he has started or been a part of a number of different businesses ranging from several employees to several hundred. Realizing the emptiness of materialism, he trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1987.
In 1998 he and his wife Cindy founded Hope Gospel Mission where he serves as the Board President. Mark is also the President and part-owner of Crusts Unlimited, Inc. in Osseo, WI, which makes pizza crusts for frozen pizza manufacturers, pizzerias and grocery stores nationwide.
He and his wife Cindy have been married for 24 years, have 3 children and live in Eau Claire. They both actively volunteer at Hope Gospel Mission and love to disciple others. They also love to teach Bible studies and minister in music. Their hearts desire is to see people saved and grow in the Lord so that they can become the people that God intended them to be!
At Reach, Mark is an Elder, leads/teaches bible studies, serves on the Worship Team, and leads the Discipleship Ministry. Click here to email Mark.
Scott grew up in central Nebraska and sensed a call to ministry while studying engineering at Iowa State University. After completing a degree in music he served for 15 years in worship and executive pastor roles in Ames and Iowa City, Iowa. In 2010 Scott transitioned to Madison, Wisconsin to plant The Vine Church which later planted Redeemer City Church and then formed the Madison Multiply Network. In 2013 Scott became part-time Director of Multiplication in the Forest Lakes District. In August of 2018 he transitioned to full-time with the district as Church Multiplication Director. In January of 2019 Scott also accepted a part-time role with EFCA national as the lead over Church Multiplication Systems. Scott pursued graduate coursework in music at the University of Iowa and theology at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). Scott has been married to Carrie for twenty-five years. They are parents of five and grandparents of one.
Through his role with the EFCA, Scott has been assisting Reach throughout our development from planting to where we are today. He has recently joined our Elder team on an interim basis as he continues to help guide our church to achieving our vision of serving the Kingdom doing God's will. Click here to email Scott.
REACH Purpose Statement: To introduce people to Jesus and His Love, one person, one family and one community at a time. (John 1:40-42)