Jesse Coonen  Technical Director

Jesse Coonen

Technical Director

Georgie Henning  Buildings & Grounds

Georgie Henning

Buildings & Grounds

Alli Oravec  Administrative Assistant

Alli Oravec

Administrative Assistant

Jeff Smith Business Administrator

Jeff Smith
Business Administrator

Adam Demetrician  Lead Pastor

Adam Demetrician

Lead Pastor

Chris Kliner  Children's Ministries Pastor

Chris Kliner

Children's Ministries Pastor

Jo Ellen Schwandt  Community Outreach Pastor

Jo Ellen Schwandt

Community Outreach Pastor

Michelle Vanderlinden  Assistant to Lead Pastor

Michelle Vanderlinden

Assistant to Lead Pastor

Nate Fietzer  Assistant Children's Ministries Director

Nate Fietzer

Assistant Children's Ministries Director

Adam London  Youth Worship Leader

Adam London

Youth Worship Leader

Jeff Shackleton  Buildings & Grounds

Jeff Shackleton

Buildings & Grounds

Chase Godwin  Youth Ministries Pastor

Chase Godwin

Youth Ministries Pastor

Tammy Mostrom  Receptionist & FrontLine Coordinator

Tammy Mostrom

Receptionist & FrontLine Coordinator

Gary Smith  Worship Pastor

Gary Smith

Worship Pastor

Board of Directors


bruce albrecht: BOARD CHAIRMAN

Bruce is originally from Green Bay and has been married to his wife, Diane, for over 26 years. They have two children in middle and high school and their family began attending Pathways in 2013 after moving back to Wisconsin from Illinois. Bruce as 32 years of experience in innovation leadership and is employed by a Fortune 500 company with plants and offices in Appleton. He's currently active in marriage mentoring as well as property and facilities management at Pathways.

In his free time he enjoys woodworking and Wisconsin outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and cross-country skiing. His life Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


Greg and his wife Kimberly moved to Appleton 12 years ago and have been involved at Pathways since the fall of 2005. The both have served at Pathways in various capacities including Pathways Kids, leading small groups, and IT support. 

Project Management, and Strategic Planning and Leadership are some of the areas that Greg brings to the leadership team at Pathways. As an engineer and project manager, Greg's career has led him into various leadership roles. He currently serves as the Senior Project manager for Heartland Business Systems where he manages the majority of the projects for the enterprise division.


Bruce and his wife Karen are long time residents of the Fox Valley. Bruce has been attending Pathways for the past nine years. He and Karen have both served at Pathways over the years in a variety of capacities including missions, community outreach, growth and development of staff, teaching, leading small groups, and marriage mentoring. Administration, leadership development, mentoring, and strategic planning are all areas of ministry passion that Bruce brings to the leadership team at Pathways Church. Bruce's professional career had him serving our country for 20 years in the United Stated Air Force in a variety of leadership roles, then transitioning into a career with Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, where God transferred his leadership from his head to his heart. Although he and his wife are currently retired from the corporate world, their heart for outreach, desire to do God's work and advance His Kingdom keep them plenty busy.

Worldy things make us worry, God's love assures us...2 Corinthians 4:18 says, So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For Bruce, this passage speaks life into his desire to help guide Pathways into the next generation.


Justin moved from Alabama to Appleton, WI in the summer of 2000. He and his wife Mandy (from Door County) have been married for three years and have been attending Pathways since 2012. They have two children - Tanner & Tori. Justin and Mandy enjoy being outdoors whether that's riding their Harley's, bike riding, snowmobiling, boating, or camping. They enjoy trying new foods and spending time with friends and family.

Justin and Mandy are passionate about serving... they co-host a life group, Justin serves on the Pathways Tech Team and Mandy serves in Fine Arts and Pathways Kids. Justin has worked in the automotive industry for over 21 years - starting as Lead Technician and worked his way to General Manager. In 2016, Justin switched industries and became the General Manager of Feldco Factory Direct, Northeast Wisconsin Division. He is passionate about sales and leadership and enjoys working with his hands building and fixing just about anything.

Justin leans on Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” For Justin this verse is such a great reminder that we always have God right there next to us no matter where we are, that's BIG! Think about the fact that we have the God of the universe right here by our side at all times! That gives him strength and courage and challenges him to do what pleases God. 


Adam is passionate about building the Kingdom of God through the local church. He spent his first 13 years on staff at three different churches developing ministries ranging from students to adults. For the past 3 years, he has served as the Campus Pastor at Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida.

He has a wife, Laura, and two daughters. Laura has a ministry for pastor’s wives called Tree By Water. Adam received a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University and Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.

chris kliner: children's ministries Pastor

Chris and Teresa Kliner and their four children have been actively serving Pathways Church since August of 2008. Prior to Pathways, Chris has served on staff at several other churches and has worked as a children’s ministries pastor in a full time capacity for the past 19 years. Chris is passionate to partner with parents in leading their children in a growing relationship with Jesus. He continues to develop strong leaders and becomes energized when empowering adults and students to lead. In addition, Chris is excited to witness next generation expansion to God’s Kingdom and supply children with the necessary steps to have a growing relationship with Christ.

Chris enjoys family nights, sports, music and summer time! Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”  For Chris, this passage has been a stronghold, as he navigates God’s divine plans for him and seeks God’s wisdom in everything he does.

Governing Style

Pathways Church is Lead Pastor led and Board governed. The Board will govern with an emphasis on servant leadership, overall vision, openness to express divergent viewpoints, clear distinction between Board and Lead Pastor’s roles, collective decision, and being future focused and proactive.