John Teschan | Lead Pastor
Pastor John and his wife Cindy both grew up in Poynette, Wisconsin. They were married in 1974. John worked various jobs in the area of sales, eventually ending up at the Nobil Shoes Home Office in Akron Ohio. Just prior to the move to Akron, Cindy found the Lord. She found a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in a suburb of Akron and began to grow in her faith. In 1977 through a relationship with a Christian business man from the church, John also came to know the Lord. Three years after receiving Christ, they sold everything and moved to Toccoa, Georgia where they answered God's call and John began study for the ministry. Since then the Teschans have served for 24 years as the senior pastor couple in Richmond, Indiana; Bloomington/Normal, Illinois; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toulouse, France; and Bangkok, Thailand. John and Cindy have been blessed with five children: Jeremiah, Nathan, Lizzy, and the twins, Anna & Leah. They also have eight grandchildren: Addison, Kaden,Juliana, Lilly, Anderson, Chloe, Vivian and Graham.
Michael Gallipeau | Pastor of Family Life
Michael and his wife Jessica married in 1994 and are now parents to four young men. Wow! Time flies! Michael worked in the business world as a computer programmer for about 15 years before answering God’s call into full-time ministry and has been a pastor at Southside since 2015.
Erin Beekhuizen | Office Manager
Erin grew up in a Christian home in Wisconsin, and committed her life to Jesus when she wasa young girl. On her journey, she went to college at Northwestern College, in small-town Iowa to get her teaching degree and meet her husband, Derek. They moved to the suburbs of Chicago to teach at Southwest Chicago Christian Schools after college, and later moved back to Northwest Iowa to begin a family. After 5 years in Iowa, God called their family to move to Wisconsin. Erin stayed home to be with their 2 sons, Jase (9) and Micah (7), but has since started working a couple days here in the office at Southside, now that they are both in school. Erin and her family love to spend time together outdoors, playing games and traveling to new places.
Jessica Gallipeau | Bookkeeper / Prayer Director
God called Jessica and her family to Southside in 2012, and not too long after that, she accepted the position of bookkeeper. Jessica has been married to her husband, Michael, since 1994, and has spent most of the last 20 years as a stay at home and homeschooling mom to their four sons. Now that her children are older, God has called her to serve as the prayer coordinator at Southside. Jessica was raised in a Christian home, but did not really know Jesus until well into adulthood. She is still learning what it means to be in relationship with Jesus and enjoys helping others on their journeys as well.
Sam Buchmeyer | Youth Director
Meeko Yang | Worship Director
Meeko’s life is pretty boring. No one should ever hear about it. Thankfully, God already knows her story and that’s all that matters. :)