Tom Miller - Pastor
Tom grew up in Superior's friendly East End and has attended Central Assembly of God since 1983. He worked at Georgia-Pacific for 24 years, taught secondary students at Maranatha Academy for three. He has four children and one in heaven. Tom was married to his beautiful wife Rhonda on July 15, 2012.
Tom has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God and part of the Central Assembly staff since 2004. Originally he served as teaching pastor and became full-time youth and associate pastor in 2005. Tom also teaches adult Sunday school and sends a weekly e-votional called Fuel4theFire. He was installed as pastor in July of 2009.
Philosophy of Ministry:
Tom believes discipleship is a continuing process of becoming like Christ that we are all to be involved in. It begins with attending, progresses as we grow in His Word, discover and develop our gifts, abilities and ministries, and use them to God's glory.
"Truth in Love, Truth in Power."
Corrine Anton - Minister of Pastoral Care
Corrine was born in Milwaukee, lived in Spooner for her first five years and then moved back to Milwaukee. She attended grade school, high school, MATC and UWM all in Milwaukee, leaving the area in 1972. All of her summers, while growing up, were spent in the Spooner/Trego area and Superior, therefore relocation in the Twin Ports seemed only natural. Corrine enjoys watching baseball (especially the Brewers) and basketball. Other hobbies include music and board games. She has a son Larry, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandchildren Jackson and Olivia.
Corrine is credentialed as a minister with the Assemblies of God and has received accreditation from the American Association of Christian Counselors. Her early educational background included Psychology and English. She was in the insurance business for many of those early years. During that time, she became involved in "life in the fast lane" and was dependent on alcohol. While she had experienced a personal relationship with Christ at age 13, she had never grown spiritually. A re-commitment to Christ and a deliverance from alcohol in 1973 was the beginning of a "new life". The Lord called Corrine to youth ministry in 1976 where she continued to minister to the young people of our church and the community until 2003 when the Lord called her to full-time pastoral counseling.
Philosophy of Ministry:
Corrine believes that all Christians need to realize that their identity lies in who they are in Christ; not in their educational degree, occupation, marital status, or other accomplishment.
Isaiah 51:1 "...look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn". Corrine believes that this scripture is telling us to look back to the generations before us to see what may have contributed to what we are today. Counseling is not about "blame", but about discovering the reason for a problem and gaining victory. She believes the Lord wants His people to live an abundant life.
Dotty Duffy and Kathy Payne
Co-Directors of Children's Ministries
Shawn Sislo - Youth Pastor
Shawn was born in 1987, grew up in Superior and has attended Central Assembly of God his whole life. While attending the Youth Ministry at Central during his teen years he took a number of mission trips to Mexico. After graduating from High School in 2005 from Maranatha Academy he traveled to Africa where he worked with a school/orphanage for three months. Once returning to the States he studied to be a pastor. Over the next two summers he led his own teams to Mexico for mission trips. Toward the end of his pastoral studies he attended a missionary school in Antigua, Guatemala called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). It was during that time he had the opportunity to travel to the jungles of Belize and throughout the country of Guatemala reaching the lost. April of 2009 Shawn was credentialed as an Assemblies of God Pastor and received his license to preach. He married his Mexican sweetheart, Carolina, on July 11, 2009 and moved to Mexico. After living there a year and serving at Iglesia Nueva Creaci�n (New Creation Church) he moved back to Superior to take on the Student Pastor role at Central Assembly of God where he is currently serving.
Romans 2:4b "God's kindness leads you toward repentance." We are all sinners in need of a Savior. I believe the strongest influence the church has is kindness (love in action). If we were all kind to one another instead of judgmental of one another we would see a thriving church, and sinners repenting reaching toward the loving hand of God.
Develop, Equip, Reach...with Vision!
Rhonda Miller- Bookkeeper/Webmaster
Rhonda was born into a large family in Superior, Wisconsin. She has two adult sons, Bob and Nathan who are married and have families of their own. She worked as an LPN for 12 years at a local hospital and then taught at a private school for 10 years before becoming the church administrative assistant/bookkeeper. Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family including her five grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Gibson, Winsor ("Winnie") and Evie. She enjoys photography, matting and framing artwork, creating DVDs, and reading. Rhonda married Tom, the love of her life, on July 15, 2012.
Rhonda accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1977. She began attending Central Assembly of God in 1980. She has been involved in a number of ministries over the years including Missionettes, Children's & Youth Ministries, Young Adult Ministries, Mercy Ministry, etc. Rhonda has coordinated the National Day of Prayer event in Superior for a number of years and believes in the importance of both personal and corporate prayer.
Philosophy of Ministry:
Rhonda believes that all Christians are "ministers" of the Gospel. She believes that involvement in the local church should be a vital part of the lives of believers and that our involvement can make church an environment in which those who need Christ can come and experience the difference that He can make in their lives.
Colossians 3: 23-24 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
Bethany Sislo - Administrative Assistant
Bethany was born in 1988 and grew up in Superior attending Central Assembly of God until she decided to attend Masters Commission of Dallas, TX at The Oaks Fellowship. Soon after Bethany completed the Masters Commission program she became the Administrative Assistant for the Student Pastor at The Oaks. Bethany moved back to Superior in August of 2012 and is now the Administrative Assistant at Central Assembly Of God.
“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him” – Nahum 1:7
Wayde Hietala - Custodian