Our amazing staff of dedicated professionals oversee the day-to-day life and ministries of Community Church.

  • Shannon Souther

    Lead Pastor

    Shannon came to Sturgeon Bay in 2009 from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, having previously served churches in Virginia since 1989. During his ministry career, he has served on staff as a youth pastor, missions pastor, executive ministries pastor and senior pastor. In addition to his ministry roles in the church, he has served as a partnership missionary in Brazil, an associational director for student missions and as a police department chaplain.


    He earned his two bachelors degrees from Liberty University in Audio Engineering (’92) and Christian Education (’93). His first masters degree was earned from Southeastern Seminary at Wake Forest in the area of Religious Education (’95). His latest Masters degree was earned from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX in the area of Church Leadership (’07). He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Religious Studies in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry at Trinity Theological Seminary (expected grad date of Spring 2020).

    He and his wife Kim have two children, and Kim is a professional musician and educator. 

  • Matt Coyne

    Student Minister

    Matt joined the Community Church staff in October of 2017, to minister to Middle-High School Students. 

    Matt has been in Student Ministry since 2008 and has served in churches in Pennsylvania and Wyoming. He earned a Youth Ministry Certification through Wartburg Seminary.

    He, along with his wife Brittany and their two children come to us from Greensburg, PA (about 30 minutes East of Pittsburgh). 

Team Leaders

Team leaders are dedicated lay leaders who keep the wheels of ministry turning here at Community Church.

  • Jon Beggs


  • Shelly Dobson

    Next Steps

  • Julie Condra


  • Jim Moe

    Building & Grounds

  • Teri Hooker



Our elder team provides the spiritual vision and direction for Community Church.

  • Brian Barganz

  • Paul Gryzwa

  • Bill Hooker

  • Jim Robinson

  • Shannon Souther