Our Staff

Dennis Wright Lead Pastor

 Pastor Dennis has been the lead pastor at Northern Lakes for the past nine years. He and his wife, Lois (of 45 years), have four adult children and eleven grandchildren. The Wrights ministered as missionaries for 37 years before returning to the United States in order to pastor. Mission experiences and sharing the truth of God to people of many cultures are foundational to their leadership and provide both helpful illustrations as well as real life experience of God's way to transform lives. Their repeated prayer asks God to visit every household in our community in a manner which clearly demonstrates that God is alive and wants to be involved in all of our lives.

Tim Wright Assistant Pastor

Pastor Tim joined the Northern Lakes staff in August of 2018.  He is excited to be in Cumberland, to encourage others to grow in their love and knowledge of God.  He comes to Cumberland with his wife Melody (of 14 years) and their four young children.  His family comes to Wisconsin after four years in China, where Tim taught at an international school.  When he has time, he enjoys hiking, running, and reading.  

John Tschernach Worship Director

John Tschernach joined the Northern Lakes staff in October of 2020.  John and his wife Breanna have been on the NLC worship team since 2003.  He has played many different instruments, but specializes in the bass.  They have five children.  His hobbies include hunting and fishing, and playing in bands.  John believes that worshipping is real intimacy with God and looks forward to helping others draw close to the Lord.   

Heidi Richey ​​​​​​​Office Administrator  

Heidi first came to Northern Lakes in 2013. Finding hope and friendships, she and her husband Wayne, of 29 years, now call Northern Lakes their church home. They have one adult son. Heidi's desire is to serve and share her excitement about Jesus and her church family. Heidi and Wayne enjoy bicycling, camping, and fishing for Musky's. Heidi also enjoys reading and watching her many pets wander the yard.

Arlene Frisinger Finance Officer

Arlene is the treasurer at Northern Lakes Church.  She has attended Northern Lakes with her husband Mike of 41 years since 2003.  She likes that the church is a friendly, community-oriented church that has started to reach the community.  She enjoys reading, walking and playing with her grandkids in her free time.  

Duane Most Ark Manager

Duane has been attending Northern Lakes since 2011.  Since Janary 2018, he has been serving as our custodian and Ark manager, overseeing the functions of our new building.  In his free time, Duane enjoys helping out at church, hunting, and riding his motorcycle.