Pastor Gary has been the pastor of Terrace Shores since 1991. Prior to that, he and his family served two other churches in the pastoral ministry, and also as missionaries to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a double major in Bible Theology and Evangelism, the Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a B.S. degree in history, and then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. Gary ministers with his wife, Carmen (who also graduated from Moody, pictured).
They have four children: Katie, Kara, David, and Josiah.
Back row: Sofia (David’s wife), David, Henry (Katie’s oldest), Josiah, Katie, Casey Getz
Middle: Carmen, Lincoln (Katie’s youngest), Gary, Kara, Remy (Kara’s youngest)
Front: Emmett (Katie’s third), Max (Kara’s oldest), and Merian (Katie’s second)
Ryan grew up in Northwest Montana near Glacier National Park. After studying business management one year at Pensacola Christian College in Florida, Ryan switched his major to youth ministry and transferred to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago Illinois. It was at MBI that Ryan met Jody, his wife since June 2001. Jody also graduated with a degree in youth ministry. Jody grew up in a small farming community in Northwest Illinois. Jody spent two different years with her family on the mission field in Africa. They have three children: Elijah, Lydia, and Celia. Ryan and Jody both have a desire to build meaningful relationships with students, and to use that basis as a platform to show them Christ’s love.
From left to right: Ryan, Celia, Lydia, Jody, and Eli
Mark was born in Minnesota but grew up in Watertown, WI. He was raised in a Christian family and came to faith in Jesus at a young age. For schooling, Mark graduated from Nicolet Bible Institute and then transferred to Oak Hills Christian College where he graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies. Mark is currently studying online at Moody Theological Seminary, working towards a Masters of Divinity degree. Following his graduation from Oak Hills in 2018 Mark married Katya, who he met at NBI. They have a daughter Naomi and a son Matthew. Mark was not always on board with serving God with his entire life, but in his life, he has come to realize God is worthy of far more than Mark could ever give Him. He is thankful for the faithfulness and grace that God has shown him, along with the patience God has had with him. His aim in life is to help people understand who God is and to know Him on a personal level.
Pictured: Mark, his wife Katya, their daughter Naomi, and new little bean Matthew
Casey is originally from Morton, IL. He graduated with a major in Chemistry from Trinity International University in 2002, which is where he met his wife Katie. After graduation he worked at Abbott Laboratories as a Chemistry Lab Technician for 2 years, while playing in the Christian band “Oak from Ash.” In 2004, he married Katie, started serving at Terrace Shores as a worship pastor, and began taking seminary classes by extension through Trinity. In 2009 he completed his Master of Divinity degree there. Casey and Katie then helped Terrace Shores plant a second site in Berlin, WI, “River Shores,” which was launched in September 2009. Casey also enjoys writing & recording music (See his website). The Getzes live in Berlin and have four children: Henry, Merian, Emmett, and Lincoln.
Back: Katie, Casey, Henry
Front: Emmett, Merian, Lincoln