Our Team


Pastors

Brian Pursley

Lead Pastor

Welcome to Brian Pursley, our new Lead Pastor! Brian Pursley is excited to join the team at Lakeside Community Church. Before joining us in Wisconsin, he worked as a student, teaching, and lead pastor in churches in California, Mississippi, and Ohio. Brian’s desire is to create an engaging, compelling, loving, and fun environment at church. He communicates spiritual things in ways that are easy to understand, timely, and applicable to everyday life. Brian’s an avid sports fan, movie aficionado, and the only man at a Bon Jovi concert who enjoys it more than his wife (no seriously, he’s seen them more than 10 times). Married to Brooklynn, they have two sons.

Elders

Mark Aurig

A Christ follower since I was 17, I’ve had the honor of serving the Lord at Lakeside Community Church since 2003. I’ve worked at Schneider in Green Bay in various leadership roles since 1994. I’m married to my wife Toni and have two wonderful children, our daughter Ashley and son Jordon. I enjoy hiking, road biking and alpine skiing.

Al Johnson

Al was born in Minnesota and raised in Southwest Wisconsin. He spent 6 years in the United States Navy and then about 20 years working at a nuclear power plant in the Eastern Iowa.

Al and his wife Anne were married in 1993. They are the proud parents of Bethany, Carmen, Aidan and Dane.

In late 2004, the Johnsons moved to Algoma when Al changed work locations. The family started attending Lakeside soon after the move.

Al is involved, at Lakeside, as a member of the Worship Team and the audio/video team. He leads the Men’s Ministry Team and is also an Elder.

Gordie Krogh

Ray Leonardson

“I love people! That’s the way God wired me. As a result, at church, you will usually find me hanging out with people in the lobby. I get plenty of exercise interacting with the children. Whew! I really look forward to it.

In 1998, Dora and I were privileged to join up with Russ and Tina Shearer to start Lakeside Community Church. With God leading the charge, great help from other conference churches and numerous committed Christians, we’ve been reaching many people for Jesus. What a thrill to be able to take risks for the Kingdom. Praise God!

I’m a retired teacher and work as a Realtor in the area. I am also a passionate, amateur photographer and my camera is usually near by. Click!

Dora and I were married in 1963 and have three children and six grandchildren. We love to travel and pray for opportunities to interact with people about Jesus no matter where we are. We are so blessed!”

Ned Noah

Brian Pursley

Lead Pastor

Welcome to Brian Pursley, our new Lead Pastor! Brian Pursley is excited to join the team at Lakeside Community Church. Before joining us in Wisconsin, he worked as a student, teaching, and lead pastor in churches in California, Mississippi, and Ohio. Brian’s desire is to create an engaging, compelling, loving, and fun environment at church. He communicates spiritual things in ways that are easy to understand, timely, and applicable to everyday life. Brian’s an avid sports fan, movie aficionado, and the only man at a Bon Jovi concert who enjoys it more than his wife (no seriously, he’s seen them more than 10 times). Married to Brooklynn, they have two sons.

Staff

Brian Pursley

Lead Pastor

Welcome to Brian Pursley, our new Lead Pastor! Brian Pursley is excited to join the team at Lakeside Community Church. Before joining us in Wisconsin, he worked as a student, teaching, and lead pastor in churches in California, Mississippi, and Ohio. Brian’s desire is to create an engaging, compelling, loving, and fun environment at church. He communicates spiritual things in ways that are easy to understand, timely, and applicable to everyday life. Brian’s an avid sports fan, movie aficionado, and the only man at a Bon Jovi concert who enjoys it more than his wife (no seriously, he’s seen them more than 10 times). Married to Brooklynn, they have two sons.

Shaun Schmiling

Office Manager