Pastor Casey Sugden

Intentional Interim Pastor

Ordained in 2016, Pastor Casey knew early on that his calling was to intentional interim ministry. 


His core beliefs about the church are that: 

  • Church should be fun. 
  • We are called to love each other because God first loved us. 

His favorite book in the Bible is Acts because it depicts the church after Jesus ascended into heaven, and there is a lot of hope in the community of believers found in Acts. 

 

He has a bachelor's degree in Religion with emphases in Church History and Christian Ethics from Carthage College and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary. He also recently completed an MBA focusing on Human Resources and Change Management at UW Whitewater. He is a consultant and trainer for Church Innovations

 

Pastor Casey has a pair of Fox Red Labradors named Sassy (7) and Ahsoka (1) that live, rent free, in his home and make his things theirs. They bring joy and excitement to his life every single day. 

 

When he isn’t at church or chasing his dogs around, Pastor Casey can be found watching Star Wars, driving too fast in his bright red Mustang, listening to Jimmy Buffett, or following the Packers.




Jeff Marti

Council President

Jeff and his wife Patti, and their two daughters moved to Waukesha in the summer of 2003.  They happened to visit CTS on Youth  Sunday and knew CTS was the right church home for them. Since then Jeff has served on many CTS committees, including as Council President in 2010 and 2011. 

 

Jeff retired from State Farm Insurance in 2018 where he had worked for 30+ years.  In his spare time he enjoys biking, volunteering at the Waukesha Food Pantry and Katy’s Closet.  In addition, Jeff and Patti like to travel. Their goal is to visit  as many National Parks as they can.

Jessi Braun

Interim Youth Director

Jessi has been a member of CTS since she was born! She was baptized, confirmed, and was married at CTS.  She feels fortunate to have baptized her son at CTS also. Jessi lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Andy, her son, Derrick, and their wiener dog, Steve. She grew up in New Berlin, graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Education in 2005, and taught high school social studies for 12 years.

 

Jessi has always felt called to education and service. She taught Sunday school and helped with CTS Youth, eventually becoming certified in Cross-Generational ministry and CTS’s Youth Director.  In her last few years of teaching, she stepped away from Youth ministry and attended the evening part-time program at Marquette University Law School, graduating in 2017 with her JD. She now practices Estate Planning and Elder Law at Schober, Schober & Mitchell, S.C. and is lucky enough to practice alongside and learn from her dad, John Schober.

 

She is looking forward to connecting with the CTS Youth during this interim period. Hoping to foster relationships amongst the Youth and across CTS, empower the Youth to engage in planning activities and service, and help lead discussions and visioning sessions to determine the future of Youth and Cross-Generational Ministry at CTS.

Diane Schuh

Office Administrator

Diane and her husband, Tom, enjoy  traveling backroads of Wisconsin, treasure hunting at second hand stores, and spending lots of time with family.  


They have 4 grown children, 2 in-laws, and 3 grandchildren.


office@christtheservant.org