Jon Payne: District Superintendent

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Jon has been in vocational ministry for over 25 years as a youth pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes staff member, and senior pastor. He and his high school sweetheart Kim have been married since 1987, they have 2 adult children Kristin and Jessica. 


Cell Phone: 715.212.1100

Work Phone: 715.344.4288


Scott Sterner: Director of Church Multiplication

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Scott is a graduate of Iowa State University and has completed graduate coursework at Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, MO. Scott resides in Madison, Wisconsin where, in addition to his role as Director as Church Multiplication in the district, he is also one of the planting pastors of The Vine Church. Scott has 20 years of ministry experience where he has served in worship, executive, and lead pastor roles. He is also husband to Carrie and father of five children.


Phone: 608-514-5234


Rob Weise:  Director of Student & Family Ministries and District Events

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Rob grew up in Wausau and married his wife Nancy in 1983. He was is sales for 15 years and also served as a children's and youth ministry volunteer for 15 years.

Rob felt God's call to full time ministry in 1996 and joined the Free Church in Wausau as their Pastor of Student Ministries (Birth - 12th grade) in 1997. He served there for almost 7 years and then joined the FLD Staff as the Director of Student & Family Ministries on September 1, 2003. He was ordained in the EFCA in 2005.

Rob loves working with the local church in helping to come alongside and resource Pastors and church boards and volunteers. We believe we are healthier and better if we are working together.



Cell Phone: 715 498-7288


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Scott Roen:  Interim Director of Church Health

Scott completed his training in music at the University of Northern Iowa, where he majored in trombone performance.  Scott trusted Christ during his junior year of college and also met his wife, Faye.  Later they moved to TEDS where Scott completed his MDiv in 1979 and, later, a DMin in 2005.  Scott has served four EFC churches and is currently serving as Interim Director of Church Health.   The Roen's have two children, Nick, and Brittany.  


Cell Phone:  920.344.9805