Brett Wendle

Pastor for Discipleship

Life Story

I grew up in central Illinois and heard often during childhood about how Jesus died for me, but it wasn’t until my college years at the University of Illinois that I began to understand the magnitude of my need for forgiveness, the depth of God’s love for me—me!—, and the staggering gift of the death of God’s Son to save me.  In college God brought me into a community of Christians who loved the Bible, genuinely believed it, and tried to live like it was true, and during those years I sensed a call to preach the Bible and serve the local church.

In 2007 I enrolled at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and became a member of CrossWay.  In 2010 I married Kim, and we have three kids: Joshua (born 2012), Asher (born 2014), and Elizabeth (born 2019).  In 2013 we moved to the Cayman Islands, where I was the associate pastor of Sunrise Community Church.  In 2019 we were thrilled to move back to Kenosha so I could join the pastoral staff of CrossWay.