Caleb Kolstad, Senior Pastor
Dr. Caleb Kolstad has had the great privilege of shepherding and feeding sheep for over 17 years now; (14 of those years as a Senior Pastor). Caleb’s life verses are Joshua 1:8-9; Ezra 7:10; and Colossians 1:28-19. During his time at the Master’s Seminary Caleb was a deacon at Grace Community Church under the leadership of his longtime pastor, John MacArthur. Caleb’s personal mentorships with Pastors Jerry Wragg, Carey Hardy, Kent Kolstad, and Joe Flatt have forever shaped his life and ministry.
To help feed the flock of God with maximum accuracy and effectiveness our Senior Pastor received his Doctorate in Expository Preaching from the Master’s Seminary. Prior to this, Caleb earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Biblical studies from the Master’s University. In 2005 he graduated from the Master’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
Caleb’s wife Andrea received her MA in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s College. She has been a guest speaker at the “Women Discipling Women” Conference. Andrea is also a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. When she is not homeschooling or caring for her family Andrea loves serving the women and children of Lake Country Bible Church.
Caleb and Andrea have been happily married since 2003 and are the proud parents of four children. In his free time Caleb enjoys fellowshipping with family and friends, watching or playing sports, eating good food, blogging, listening to podcasts, and reading.
Kent Kolstad, Associate Pastor
Pastor Kent serves as the associate pastor at Lake Country Bible Church. Kent provides exceptional soul care to our flock via biblical counseling and discipleship. Pastor Kent and Marie have the gift of hospitality and regularly minister to new visitors and long-time members using their home. Kent is a gifted bible teacher and is often asked to help lead Adult Sunday School class or to teach during our Midweek Service. He comes to LCBC with a degree from The Masters Seminary, graduating in 1995. He has a wealth of experience serving as an associate as well as a senior pastor in other churches. Previously he ministered in South California, Washington State, and Arkansas before coming to LCBC. Kent and his wife Marie have been married for 45 years and have four children (three sons and one daughter) and twelve grandchildren. One of Kent’s favorite verses is Romans 11:36 which says, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the Glory forever. Amen.”
Joshua Cassel, Youth Pastor
Josh was born in Fort Myers, Florida and grew up in Jacksonville. Florida. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Youth Ministry and in Bible and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. He married his wife, Jessi, in May 2017. The Cassel’s are proud parents of one daughter. He enjoys hiking, biking, and just about all sports. He is an avid football fan of both college and NFL. Josh has a great passion to disciple students and lay a lasting foundation of faith in their lives rooted in Christ and Scripture. Josh has been serving at Lake Country Bible Church since July, 2015. He is excited to come alongside parents to serve the youth and our college and career aged young adults and to be part of Lake Country Bible Church Family.
Cathy Solon, Office Manager
Cathy Solon came to us after working 25 years in a Christian school office. As you get to know Cathy, you’ll soon discover her love for people and the joy that she has serving God and others. Her interests include: hiking, kayaking, guitar, teaching from the Bible, discipleship, and having a good walk with a friend. She is native to Milwaukee, and has two children and three grandchildren.
Jim Burns, Maintenance Care
Since moving to the new facility, Jim has been in charge of keeping the building and grounds looking beautiful. Jim is a Jack of all trades and definitely has an eye for details. He lives in Hartland with his wife, Judy. He enjoys time spent with his grandchildren.