Rector / Lead Pastor — Rev. Jens and Karen Notstad
Jens grew up on a dairy farm in south central Wisconsin, and before moving back to his home state he helped grow the Redeemer Parish (currently Cornerstone North) as a lay catechist and evangelist. Jens and Karen were married on July 4, 2015.
Karen is from Oak Park, IL, and worked for 10 years as a high school math teacher while volunteering with Young Life before moving with Jens to Wisconsin. She has extensive experience in different methods of education and learning styles, and has recently begun homeschooling as the latest stage of that journey.
Jens and Karen live in Whitewater, WI, along with their four children–Wilma, Anders, Nels, and Peder. They love spending time as a family, reading, hiking, and drinking coffee. They serve as lead planters of Immanuel Anglican Parish under the Diocese of the Upper Midwest. Their ministry is equipped through Greenhouse, an Anglican missionary society, raising up new congregations, leaders, and movements in southeastern Wisconsin. They desire to see the campuses renewed, the countryside reawakened, and Wisconsin reclaimed with the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.