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) 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 and leading the Men's Ministry as well as the Evangelism and Outreach Ministries. Annie is also an integral part of our church, leading our Children's Ministry and serving on the Women's Ministry Committee and Worship Team.
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 working toward eldership, leads/teaches bible studies, serves on the Worship Team, and leads the Discipleship Ministry. Cindy is the Worship Ministry leader, serves on the Women's Ministry Committee, and is a co-lead on Fellowship/Celebration Team.
Nicole Spaeth, from Chippewa Falls, came to Christ in 2010 and soon found that God was calling her to serve, teach, and lead in her local church. She has been teaching financial literacy classes for several years, and enjoys continuing to learn and grow as a Christian as much as she does teaching.
Always looking for ways to use her time and gifts to serve, Nicole followed in her father’s footsteps by learning to play the bass guitar for the worship team. She is also an enthusiastic graphic desinger with her own business, Sling and Stone Design, and regularly designs graphics, posters, social media posts, etc. for the church.
At Reach, Nicole serves as the as Administrative leader and bookkeeper, as well as serving on the Women's Ministry Committee, teaching Children's Church, serving on the Worship Team, and basically help out anywhere else there is a need.
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)