Meet Our Staff



Don Magee, Senior Pastor

Don has been ministering at Lakes since 1993. He previously served two other church bodies: one in Northern Wisconsin and one in Western Michigan.  Don is known for his care for the body of Christ through personal relationships and strong Biblical teaching.

God has blessed Don with his wife and ministry partner of 30 years, Ann, three adult sons and two grandsons.






Brandon Gross, Youth Pastor

Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, Brandon has been involved at Lakes since 1999, first as an intern, then full-time. Brandon met his wife, Ashley at college and they have served together at Lakes since their graduation in 2003. Brandon ministers with students, children, young couples and music.

God has blessed Brandon & Ashley with 4 children of their own - Micah, Maggie, Malachi and Molly.




Darryl Gross, Associate Pastor

Darryl joined the Lakes staff in January of 2006. Raised in rural Wisconsin, Darryl served as a layman in his local church, successfully ran his own lawn service, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. Darryl and his wife Renee felt God's calling to leave the secular work force and serve in full-time ministry here at Lakes.  He serves primarily in the men's ministry as well as family care and Sunday School oversight

Darryl and Renee have been married for 34 years and have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.