The White Stone Team

The staff and leadership here at White Stone Church is made up of men and women who love Jesus and love the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@mywhitestone.org or by calling us at 262-569-2766.

Staff

  • Luke Dye

    Senior Pastor

    Luke lives in Oconomowoc with his wife, Shauna, their three kids Alexandra, Caleb, and Max, and their dog Jax. Luke deeply enjoys God's beautiful creation, whether it be majestic mountains or a simple flower growing on the side of a path...both are exquisite. One of Luke's favorite things to do with his wife is to watch their children participate in sports. Luke's favorite two books are "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster and "Divine Conspiracy" by Dallas Willard. Something you may not know about him is that Luke was born and raised in the jungles of South America and didn't move back to the United States until he was in 8th grade. 


    "Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

  • Doug Harper

    Administrative Pastor

    Doug and his wife have been part of White Stone (formerly Countryside) for more than 25 years, with Doug serving as Administrative Pastor the past five years. Married 40 years, they enjoy spending time with their 3 adult children and their spouses…and 3 grandchildren. Doug also likes to fish and golf. An interesting fact about Doug is that he is related to Abraham Lincoln!


    "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. " 1 Peter 3:15

  • Jake Andrus

    Student Ministry Pastor

    Jake and his wife, Dena live in Oconomowoc with their three children Mia, Quinn, and Levi. Jake enjoys hanging out with students, wrestling with his kids, cheering on the Packers, & traveling with Dena. Jake's favorite book is Radical (by David Platt) and his favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. An interesting fact about Jake is that he and Dena started dating while students at Oconomowoc High School.


    "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

  • Josh Watson

    Adult Education Pastor

    Josh lives in Oconomowoc with his wife Karina, daughter Hadasa and son Avedis. He enjoys playing with his kids, following college football, and serving at White Stone! Josh also enjoys the opportunity to read, especially sermons from Charles H. Spurgeon. Something you may not know about Josh is that he spent 7 years of his life as a missionary in India


    "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." 

    Isaiah 26:3



  • Kirk Hansen

    Worship Pastor

    Kirk Hansen lives in Oconomowoc with his wife, Jamie, and his kids Grayce, Jude, and Graham. Kirk loves spending time with his family, making music, and being outdoors. Something interesting about Kirk is that he didn't wan't to be a musician as a child, he wanted to be either "The Incredible Hulk" or a professional wrestler. 


    "Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heaven! Praise Him for His mighty works; praise His unequaled greatness!" 

    Psalms 150:1-2

  • Jaime Meissner

    Children's Ministry Director

    Jaime and her husband, Darryl, make their home in Oconomowoc with their four children Noah, Jackson, Max, and Grace. Jaime's hobbies are running, taking walks, and being outside with her kids. An interesting fact about Jaime is that she played the violin for 10 years of her life!


    Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

  • Teri Hicks

    Counselor

    Teri is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master's degree in counseling psychology. She makes her home in Eagle with her husband, Craig, and their daughters Alliya, Marissa, and Elysa. Two other important members of the family are their cats, Esther and Lily. Teri enjoys anything outdoors and adventurous, including wilderness camping and river kayaking with her daughters. Something interesting about Teri is that she taps walnut trees in her backyard for sap and boils it into delicious walnut syrup!


    "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" I John 3:1a


  • Cathie Schmit

    Office Manager

    Cathie lives with her husband Ed & children Eddie, Jake, Brian, and Cora. Cathie loves to laugh, and she also enjoys nature, sunsets, and the lake. Something that intrigues Cathie is seashells!

     

    "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it." Revelation 2:17

  • Julie Breach

    Pastor's Assistant

    Julie and her husband, Nick, make their home in Oconomowoc with their son Josh and daughter Leah. Julie loves meeting new people and getting them connected to the church family! Some of the things Julie enjoys are reading, photography, camping, and scrapbooking. An interesting fact about Julie is that she's been to Australia nine times! (It could have something to do with her husband being an Aussie!)


    "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

  • Maggie Battenberg

    Finance Manager

    Maggie lives in Oconomowoc with her husband Phil, and two daughters Jaye & Carolyn. Maggie's interests are reading, traveling with her family, spending time alone with God, and walking her dog. A fun fact about Maggie is she met her husband Phil on a Caribbean Cruise! 


    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34