Our Staff

Our staff is made up of unique individuals who love Jesus and desire to use their gifts and talents to serve others.

Roger Knowlton

Senior Pastor

Roger is our Senior Pastor and has a four word job description: To Preach, Pray, Lead and Love. He is responsible for overall church vision and sits on the board of elders, the leadership team of Edgewood.

Roger didn’t grow up in Wisconsin, but got here as soon as he could, coming to Edgewood in 1999. He has a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (where he met his sweetie – yay, Diane!), and received his Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He previously served as Pastor of Single Adults on the staff of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

He and Diane celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2022, and have three kids, Josh, Elisabeth and Annie. Roger loves to listen to audible books and walk on the boardwalk behind the Edgewood Waupun Campus.

Mike Giebink

Associate Pastor

Mike Giebink serves as Associate Pastor for Edgewood’s Waupun campus.  This role includes championing and administrating Life Groups, counseling, providing people care for the congregation, and helping acclimate newcomers, moving them toward greater involvement and membership.  Mike’s ministry passions include helping, counseling and discipling others, expressing mercy toward those in need, encouraging people to trust in Jesus and live for him, and praying for others.  

Mike graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in elementary education, taught for 11 years, and then was called into ministry.  Many of his initial responsibilities were associated with teaching ministries within the church until he went back to school to get his master’s degree in biblical counseling, which has influenced some of his current ministry responsibilities.  

Mike loves spending time with his wife, Brenda, his children, grandchild, and friends.  His hobbies include biking (the pedal-variety), swimming, plants (indoor and outdoor), baking, being outdoors in nature, and watching cooking shows.  He has a creative side that often demands expression, and he likes to keep things moving at a good pace.  

Jeremy Thompson

Sheboygan Campus Pastor

Jeremy Thompson serves as the Campus Pastor for the Sheboygan Campus. His primary responsibilities are people care, overseeing Life Groups, youth ministry, providing leadership for the Sheboygan campus, as well as occasionally preaching. Jeremy is passionate about sharing the incredible gospel of Jesus Christ which brings eternal salvation and ongoing transformation for our everyday lives!
Jeremy grew up in Waupun and earned a B.S. in Psychology from UWGB and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jeremy has been on staff with Edgewood since 2002. For the first seven years he served as Youth Pastor. After one year away living and working at Mooseheart Child City and School, Jeremy returned to lead the launch of Edgewood in Fond du Lac. He is now very excited to be leading the launch of the Sheboygan Campus. 
Jeremy and his beautiful wife Reanna are thrilled to be parents of Kiana, Aliyah, Micah, and their cat Toby Mac Jackson Junior! As a family they enjoy traveling, joking around with each other, and eating a lot of Mexican food. Jeremy also enjoys reading the Bible, a good conversation over coffee, working out, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Bucks. 

Kyle Witek

Beaver Dam Campus Pastor

Kyle serves as the Campus Pastor for the Beaver Dam Campus. His primary responsibilities are pastoral care, overseeing discipleship, life groups, and men’s ministry, along with providing shepherding for the Beaver Dam Campus. Kyle is zealous for the truth of the Gospel and enjoys filling the pulpit any chance he gets.
Kyle grew up in McFarland, WI and earned a B.S. in Speech Communications from UW-Oshkosh and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. Kyle has been on staff at Edgewood since 2018, launching the Beaver Dam Campus after serving as the Youth Pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Neenah, WI for 9 years.
Kyle and his lovely wife, Megan, have three children: Henry, Charlie, and Addie and golden retriever, Winnie. They love spending time together as a family, camping in their pop-up camper, and going on bike rides. Kyle enjoys discipleship conversations, golfing, campfires, running, and bow hunting.

Timothy Sandberg

Fond du Lac Worship / All Campus Tech Director

Timothy and his beautiful wife Christine serve together at the Fond du Lac campus. They both enjoy time hanging out with students, friends, and family. Timothy loves one on one time, playing guitar, and researching the nerdy stuff with technology and theology.

Timothy is what you would call "home grown", first attending Edgewood in Waupun his senior year in High School. After, he attended and completed a three-year discipleship program called Rockford Master's Commission in Rockford, IL. God brought Timothy back to Edgewood where he served in various roles until moving to the Fond du Lac to serve at his now current role over worship and technology.

James Schwindt

Fond du Lac Campus Pastor

James Schwindt serves as the Campus Pastor for the Fond du Lac campus. His primary responsibilities are caring for the members and attenders, overseeing small group ministries, preaching monthly, and providing leadership for the Fond du Lac campus. James is passionate about encouraging all people with the life transforming good news about Jesus Christ and building up the body of Christ by training Jesus followers for the work of ministry.

James went to High School in Fond du Lac and earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from UW Madison. He is finishing up a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. James is a new addition to the Edgewood staff but has been an attender with his best friend and wife Kayla for 15 years and a member for 11 years. James did not grow up dreaming about being a pastor, but God has and continues to faithfully pursue, equip, and empower His people. The life transforming power of the truth about who Jesus is and what HE has done is the reason for this 'engineer turned pastor' story. James is excited to see what God has in store in the years ahead!

James and Kayla have three awesome kids, Thatcher, Evelyn, and Lucas. As a family we love to play games, have fun outside, ride bikes, and travel. James' personal enjoyment comes from spending time in God's Word and prayer, spending time with his family, sailing and other physical activities, home projects, car maintenance, caring for others, and eating delicious food.

Kevin Rhode

Waupun Youth Pastor

Kevin Rhode serves as the Youth Pastor for the Waupun campus.  His primary responsibility is leading Youth Group on Wednesday afternoons (Middle School 6-7:30pm and High School 7:30-9pm).  Kevin’s life was changed in High School when his small group leaders poured into him and pointed him to the grace of Jesus.  He aims to do the same thing in this ministry by loving students the same way Jesus loves students.
Kevin grew up in Greenfield, WI, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity!  Kevin served as a youth pastor in Neillsville, WI, for four years before coming to Edgewood Community Church.
Kevin and his wife Abigail try to control the chaos in their house with their two young boys (Henry and James).  If you haven’t met Henry yet, he is the one trying to escape nursery and take the other kids with him!  And James…well, you’ll hear him crying in first service. You can’t miss them! Also, Kevin takes is Green Bay Packers a little too serious at times...  GO PACK GO!

Mitchell Olthoff

Waupun Worship Pastor

Mitchell Olthoff serves as the Worship Pastor at the Waupun Campus. His primary responsibilities include planning and leading the weekend worship services and overseeing the worship and tech ministries. Mitchell has a passion for creating and leading Biblically-rooted, Christ-centered worship, proclaiming the Gospel in full surrender to our one true Worship Leader, Jesus Christ, by the work of the Holy Spirit. He loves walking alongside people in their faith, seeing the bondage to sin broken, and freedom in Christ experienced, while growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

Mitchell was born in Illinois and grew up in Northwest Indiana. He is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso, Indiana, and served in worship ministry for four years in Crown Point, Indiana prior to accepting the call to Edgewood Community Church at the beginning of 2023.

Mitchell is married to his high school sweetheart, Nicole, and together they have a son, Asher. Mitchell enjoys running marathons, making coffee, reading, bicycling, fishing, and exploring nature. He's continuously hopeful that the Bears will beat the Packers once in a while. Being part of an authentic faith community is something that he and Nicole cherish, and they love to meet new people!

Kayla Schwindt

Kayla serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry for the Fond du lac Campus. Her primary roles are to teach, equip, and disciple the youngest generations through the Greenhouse Ministry. She not only equips the volunteers, but also families on discipling at home. She loves connecting families in Jesus’ name, while growing future leaders for the body of Christ.

Kayla grew up going to the Edgewood Waupun as a youth and loved volunteering within the nursery. Pastor Roger Knowlton married Kayla and James in 2008 and they have 3 beautiful children, Thatcher, Evelyn & Lucas. Kayla first accepted Jesus as her Lord & Savior while serving as a Youth Leader during the Districts Youth Conference in Green Bay, WI and was baptized as a Believer in 2012. Kayla has a passion for social justice through fashion, enjoys traveling internationally & domestically, and is a cat lady.

Diane Knowlton

Waupun Children's Ministry Director

(bio coming soon!)