Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Wade Brand

    Lead Pastor

    Wade grew up in a small central Texas town.  He graduated from UMHB with a degree in Religion and Mathematics from Mary Hardin Baylor.  He married his wife, Ashley, in 2006 and moved from Odessa to Waco where Wade graduated from Truett Seminary in 2011.  The family is excited to work in Jourdanton/Pleasanton where many of Ashley's family grew up and call home.  They have two kids and enjoy fishing, golf, and the outdoors.  Wade's passion is for all people to know and enjoy the love of Jesus.


  • Brad Trosen

    Worship/Community Pastor

    Pastor Brad Trosen spent the majority of his growing years in rural South Dakota.  He attended Crown College where he met Laura and married in 1984.  After four years of bi-vocational ministry in Ft. Worth, TX, they were called to work as house parents for missionary kids for the  International Christian Academy, in Cote d’Ivoire, Africa for 14 years.  

        Upon returning, he served as the Pastor of Worship Ministries and Director of Global Outreach in Montana.   In 2010, they returned to West Africa to serve at Dakar Academy.  With only a year intermission in the US, they led the International Church of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, from 2014-20.  This church is being used to help establish and grow the Church among various people groups represented in northern Iraq. 

        Both Brad and Laura love music, love to read and love to invest in people!  They have three grown children - Hannah, Emily and Ian - who all live in Minnesota.