Meet The Team


"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."    Romans 12:9-13



  • Jennifer Hotelling

    LEAD PASTOR

    Pastor Jennifer has been in ministry for 20 years since graduating from Rhema Bible Training College. 

    Jennifer has a strong passion to equip the church to walk in it's full calling and potential in anointing and power. She has served as youth pastor, associate pastor, and along side her husband and family, she planted a church in North Carolina until she finally moved back to Milwaukee to continue working with Faith's Creation. In 2018, Jennifer also started RevivalMKE--School Of The Spirit, along side her brother, Jon Rouse and has been amazed and what God has begun to do within the hearts of the people in Milwaukee.

  • Clayton Hotelling

    MEN'S MINISTRY/ HANDS OF HOPE COMMUNITY MINISTRY

    Clayton Hotelling has been in leadership and ministry for 18+ years. Clayton graduated college with a masters degree in social work and is a people person at heart. He also holds a Rhema Bible College Correspondence Diploma. He's served in youth ministry along side his wife, Jennifer, for several years, before helping to plant a church along side her in North Carolina. A few years later they moved back to Milwaukee to assist at  Passion Church. And now together with his wife, Jennifer, he helps lead & counsel at Passion Church. Clayton also coordinates our Men's ministry and Hands of Hope outreach ministry each month,

  • Doreen Rouse

    LEADER/ADMINISTRATIVE


    Doreen is the wife of Pastor Ted, who originally planted what is now called Passion Church. She has been on a faith filled journey of traveling, church planting and lots of prayer as she has faithfully devoted her life to support her husband and this ministry. Doreen has a heart to exhort and encourage as she counsels and prays with women, teaches them and is an example of faith and perseverance to all.

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  • Nick & Jeanne Deutsch

    ASSISTANT PASTORS/ HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

    Nick has 30 years under his belt in the role of being an assistant pastor along with his supportive wife Jeanne. Both Nick and Jeanne have a heart to serve and get things done with excellence. They currently are assisting in many pastoral duties as well as serving as leadership in the Passion Church hospitality ministry.

  • Luke & Hannah Palasz

    YOUTH PASTORS

    Luke and Hannah graduated from Hillsong International Leadership College in Austrailia. Luke graduated with a Pastoral Advanced Diploma and Hannah graduated with a Worship Diploma.

    Luke is also currently working with an online ministry called Love Says Go Academy. They have a passion to not only connect with our teenaged students on their level, but also lead our youth into experiencing the realities of the supernatural and putting our faith into action. 

  • Jeff Smith        

    MEDIA DIRECTOR/ MINISTRY OF HELPS


    Jeff is 2000 graduate of Rhema Bible College with a diploma in Supportive Ministries. Jeff is our 'go-to' guy for everything behind the scenes. From maintenance and opening the facility to uploading podcasts & running our facebook live recordings, Jeff is the guy who is probably doing all the things you didn't realize were getting done.


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  • Julie Smith  

    WOMEN'S MINISTRY / WEB, GRAPHIC AND SOCIAL MEDIA / CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Email:julie@passionchurchmke.com


    Julie is a 2000 graduate of Rhema Bible College with a diploma in Supportive Ministries. Julie coordinates all of our Women's Ministry events & meetings and  is behind the scenes of most of our social media updates, as well as web & graphic design. She also coordinates the children's ministry at Passion Church.

    Julie has a heart to encourage women to rise up with boldness in being who God called them to be. 


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  • Austin & Courtney Van Weelden

    WORSHIP LEADERS


    Austin & Courtney have many years of experience leading worship and are passionate about  leading others into the presence of God. 

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  • Lita Tibbitts

    PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    Lita has a genuine heart to love on and teach our littles in a caring and warm enviroment. She is always in search of the best way to serve our families and teachers so that every family & child feels comfortable and every teacher feels ready to make our preschool class a fun and safe experience while learning about Jesus.

  • Don & Carol Ewig

    PASTORS OF INTERCESSION MINISTRY TEAM

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  • Phyllis Neither

    ASSISTANT MINISTER

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  • Angela Nicholas

    MUSIC DIRECTOR

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