Our Staff

Pastor Eddie Crise

I am the full time pastor at our four point charge.  I feel blessed to be a part of a wonderful team with Pastor Tom and Gladys. I'm an avid sports fan and I enjoy running, reading, and exploring Northwest Wisconsin with my wife, Katie.  We have been married for three years and have a beautiful little girl named Mary Beth!


I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master's of Divinity.

I felt called to ministry when I was an undergraduate after I had the opportunity to be a peer minister at the Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist campus ministry.  From that experience I felt that God was leading me to make church a space where everyone feels welcome, cared for, and challenged to think about God in a way that is meaningful to them.  

Favorite Scripture: John 1:5

Pastor Tom Cook

Pastor Tom Cook is the half time pastor of the charge.  Some of Tom's ministry passions include visiting nursing homes and leading Bible study.

Gladys Benson - Charge Secretary

I have served as the Administrative Assistant for the 4-charge since its inception.  It has been quite a learning experience as the four churches came together as one.  I live with my husband, Richard, in a home in the country and we really enjoy being up north.  My husband and I worked in the Twin Cities before semi-retiring here and it has been great.  I love reading, hiking and taking trips to different parts of the world as well as helping out with volunteer work.

Favorite Scripture: Galatians 6:1-5