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Chris Schaefer

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris is married to Cheryl, has five sons, four daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren. When he's not in the office, he's often subbing in the local schools or out socializing one way or another. He loves people, loves the Word of God, loves to minister, loves his family, loves to run and play tennis, and loves ice cream - especially chocolate chip.



Josiah Ray

Youth Director

Josiah is originally from Kansas, and has a big heart for youth ministry and sharing the Gospel. His favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. Josiah met Ivy at Sterling College and they married after graduating in 2017. He loves competitions and food; Josiah is often playing basketball, video games, or finding pizza. Come say hi to him at Cedar Grove-Belgium sports events. Go Rockets!



Cheryl Schaefer

Ministry Assistant

Cheryl claims Pastor Chris. She loves being mom and grandma. She also loves to serve alongside Chris and the other staff. Whenever she has a free moment, you can find her kneading bread, digging in the dirt, lost in a book, or absorbed in some other fun thing she dreams of doing but rarely does.



Ivy Ray

Youth Assistant

Ivy shares Josiah's passion for student ministry, and she traveled around the South for her dad's youth ministry jobs. Ivy is an excellent painter, designer, and has a great sense of humor. Ivy's main hobbies include browsing Netflix, painting, and dancing. This beam of sunshine loves the joyful and fulfilling life we find in Jesus. Her favorite verse is Matthew 6:34.



Kaye Ebbers

Office Administrator

Kaye is married to Joel and is surrounded by the joys of her life - her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandkids. Kaye is rarely allowed to leave the office, but when she does, she's usually enjoying one or more of those grandkids. Kaye has an eye for order and a heart for all who enter her door. She blesses many every day in her role as office administrator.



Patti Hinze

Financial Administrator

Patti is married to Ron and together they are blessed with three kids all grown up, married, and hatching young 'uns. Patti runs a tight ship in the financial office, for which everyone is very grateful. She also keeps the choir in tune and takes her turn on the piano bench, though she's recently retired from her other jobs.



Dale Theune

Custodial Care

Dale is married to his lovely Betsy who takes good care of him. Besides the fun of having new knees installed, Dale enjoys the drama of Cedar Grove sports, especially football, and time with his kids and grandkids. Dale is the man who knows the church building like no other and does his best to talk the boilers into full cooperation each winter.



Bev Sohre

Little Shepherd's Inn Director

Bev is our fearless Little Shepherd's Inn director. Her passion for the ministry and her love for the kids and their families fuels the excellence of this program. Bev is married to Larry and has been part of this community her whole life. Her own kids are grown and on their own, but the Little Shepherd's Inn kids and staff benefit daily from her care and investment in their lives.



Maddison Schreurs

Music Intern

Maddison is a student at Hope College, but a native of our sister city to the south - Belgium - where she lives out her summers with her family. Since she's here and since she's so amazingly talented, we're totally taking advantage of her this summer and are thrilled by all the extra attention so many of our ministries are getting because of her. Welcome to the staff, Maddison!

Chris Schaefer

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris is married to Cheryl, has five sons, four daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren. When he's not in the office, he's often subbing in the local schools or out socializing one way or another. He loves people, loves the Word of God, loves to minister, loves his family, loves to run and play tennis, and loves ice cream - especially chocolate chip.

Josiah Ray

Youth Director

Josiah is originally from Kansas, and has a big heart for youth ministry and sharing the Gospel. His favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. Josiah met Ivy at Sterling College and they married after graduating in 2017. He loves competitions and food; Josiah is often playing basketball, video games, or finding pizza. Come say hi to him at Cedar Grove-Belgium sports events. Go Rockets!

Cheryl Schaefer

Ministry Assistant

Cheryl claims Pastor Chris. She loves being mom and grandma. She also loves to serve alongside Chris and the other staff. Whenever she has a free moment, you can find her kneading bread, digging in the dirt, lost in a book, or absorbed in some other fun thing she dreams of doing but rarely does.

Ivy Ray

Youth Assistant

Ivy shares Josiah's passion for student ministry, and she traveled around the South for her dad's youth ministry jobs. Ivy is an excellent painter, designer, and has a great sense of humor. Ivy's main hobbies include browsing Netflix, painting, and dancing. This beam of sunshine loves the joyful and fulfilling life we find in Jesus. Her favorite verse is Matthew 6:34.

Kaye Ebbers

Office Administrator

Kaye is married to Joel and is surrounded by the joys of her life - her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandkids. Kaye is rarely allowed to leave the office, but when she does, she's usually enjoying one or more of those grandkids. Kaye has an eye for order and a heart for all who enter her door. She blesses many every day in her role as office administrator.

Patti Hinze

Financial Administrator

Patti is married to Ron and together they are blessed with three kids all grown up, married, and hatching young 'uns. Patti runs a tight ship in the financial office, for which everyone is very grateful. She also keeps the choir in tune and takes her turn on the piano bench, though she's recently retired from her other jobs.

Dale Theune

Custodial Care

Dale is married to his lovely Betsy who takes good care of him. Besides the fun of having new knees installed, Dale enjoys the drama of Cedar Grove sports, especially football, and time with his kids and grandkids. Dale is the man who knows the church building like no other and does his best to talk the boilers into full cooperation each winter.

Bev Sohre

Little Shepherd's Inn Director

Bev is our fearless Little Shepherd's Inn director. Her passion for the ministry and her love for the kids and their families fuels the excellence of this program. Bev is married to Larry and has been part of this community her whole life. Her own kids are grown and on their own, but the Little Shepherd's Inn kids and staff benefit daily from her care and investment in their lives.

Maddison Schreurs

Music Intern

Maddison is a student at Hope College, but a native of our sister city to the south - Belgium - where she lives out her summers with her family. Since she's here and since she's so amazingly talented, we're totally taking advantage of her this summer and are thrilled by all the extra attention so many of our ministries are getting because of her. Welcome to the staff, Maddison!

First Reformed Church
237 S Main St
Cedar Grove, WI 53013
920.668.6261