Meet our Leaders

  • Jim Susler

    head Pastor

    Fun Facts:  Jim is one of the founding members of Grace Christian Fellowship after moving from Alaska with his family to start the church in 1981.

    Favorite Author:  Louis L’Amour

    Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 16:3

    Family:  Jim has been married to Lija for more than 20 years. They have two daughters, Emily and Johanna (married to Michael Waring), and the best looking grandson around.

  • Mike Fantry


    Fun Facts:   Mike is known for his infectious laughter and his love for the things of God, both of which can be spotted/heard from a mile away.

    Favorite Author:  James Thurber and J.R.R. Tolkien

    Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 20:30

    Family:  Mike and Lynnmarie have been married for many happy years and have a son, Colin.

  • Mark Holdmann

    Fun facts: Mark & his family have been members of GCF since 1984 and he was ordained an elder in April of 1988. After retiring from the Milwaukee Fire Department after 30 years of service, Mark is currently working as a medical courier for Dynacare Labs. He enjoys camping and riding a tandem bicycle with his wife, Janet. He likes to read submarine books of both fact and fiction.

    Favorite author: Dave Ramsey

    Favorite scripture:  The book of Proverbs

    Family:  Mark has been happily married to Janet for 35 years. They have 5 kids and 7 grandbabies. As a couple, Mark & Janet are passionate about the institution of the family and frequently minister specifically in the areas of marriage and parenting.

  • Frank Susler

    Pastor Emeritus

    Fun Facts:  Frank Grew up in a Jewish home and in the past decade, has returned to the roots of his faith to minister to the Jewish community and has led many into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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    Family:  Frank has been married over 40 years to his wife Patricia. They have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson, all living in the Milwaukee area.

  • Jerry Bartoszewicz


    Fun Facts:  Ministry for people with special needs is a sector of ministry for Jerry and his wife, Sue. They have led a bi-monthly Bible study for those with cognitive delay for over 30 years. Jerry and Sue also volunteer for a national ministry for people with special needs. For fun, Jerry likes to bowl and golf. Ironically, his scores are about the same in both sports.  

    Favorite Scripture:  Psalms 139:13-18.

    Family:  Jerry and Sue have been married 40+ years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

  • AL Dearing


    Fun Facts:  Al once held the high average in a couples bowling league.

    Favorite Author:  Louis L'Armour

    Favorite Scripture:  I Chronicles 29: 11-12

    Family:  Al has been married to his wife, Sandy, for 33 years. They have one son, Michael, who also attends GCF.

  • Ryan Spellecy


    Fun Facts: Ryan and his family enjoy being in the outdoors, whether it's camping, canoeing, or fly fishing. Though not originally from Milwaukee, they have grown to love it and think it is a great place to raise a family with an abundance of parks, and great libraries and museums.

    Favorite Authors / Artists:  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Favorite Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:17

    Family:  Ryan has been married almost 20 years to Katie, has a son named Max, and a daughter named Abby.

  • Phil McCabe


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  • Andy Gavin


    Andy helps teach and motivate GCF members in regards to evangelism / winnings souls to the Kingdom of God.

    Fun Facts: Andy travels with an international ministry called the Strength Team, and has bench pressed 500 pounds. He can hit a softball about 400 feet.

    Favorite Authors / Artists:  John Bevere, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo

    Favorite Scripture:  Matthew 6:33

    Family: Andy and his wife have been married since 2007 and have a beautiful son, Nathan, and daughter, Naomi.