Staff can be reached by calling the church office at (608) 238-7753 or using the email addresses below.


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Patrick Schultz – Pastor

Patrick has been involved in church ministry since the early 2000s, including being on-staff with a larger church as the Media Ministry Director; involved with mission trips to Alaska and working with confirmation classes and students. Patrick has been pastoring in the United Methodist Church since 2005.

Patrick has a lovely wife, Brenda, and daughter, Gracie. Patrick enjoys golfing, watching football, reading mysteries, playing chess and spending time with his family.

Patrick holds a a Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology/Business Information degree from Lakeland College; a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary; and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Terry Hummel – Office Administrator

Terry has many years experience in administration.  In 2000, while living in Baltimore, she found her calling in church administration. Originally from Rhode Island, Terry married her high school sweet heart, Bruce, and together have raised their 3 sons over 35 years of marriage. In her spare time Terry enjoys painting, sitting by the ocean, traveling, reading and overnights with her 2 grandsons.


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Leah Kang – Pianist

Leah has a diverse background having earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Public Health from UCLA and a Master of Music and Diploma in Piano Performance from Indiana University Bloomington.

She has been on the music faculty of Antelope Valley College and Citrus College, and has taught as Associate Instructor of Music Theory at Indiana University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Piano Performance at UW-Madison where she is a Teaching Assistant.

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Esther Criscuola de Laix – Organist

Esther has her M.A. and Ph.D. in Music History and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Esther received her B.A. in Organ Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Esther is an editor of Recent Researches in Music at A-R Editions, Inc. in Middleton. She has served as a church organist for over 10 years. Esther also has experience as a Music Director.

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Eileen Porter – Choir Director

Eileen is delighted to return to Wellspring as Choir Director after serving in that role previously for three years. A life-long church musician (vocalist, pianist, arranger, and ensemble facilitator), she can now devote more time to music ministry, having retired from the university as professor of nursing.

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April Day – Nursery Staff

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Christy Hardin – Nursery Staff

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Steven Webster – Bookkeeper

Steven has been Bookkeeper at Wellspring since July 2013. He brings a wealth of experience, as he is also the Treasurer at Bethany UMC and the Financial Secretary and Administrative Assistant at Covenant Presbyterian. Believe it or not, he bikes to work year-round!


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Tom Ritter – Custodian

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