Dr. Dwight Perry
Dr. Dwight Perry
District Executive Minister

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Dr. Dwight Perry, known and appreciated for his straight-talk approach to ministry, oversees the Great Lakes district with pastoral care and dynamic leadership. Prior to coming to Converge Great Lakes, Dr. Perry served as a professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute, as a denominational executive with the Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference and as a senior pastor and associate pastor in several churches in Illinois. He is a sought-after national speaker and is passionate about proclaiming God's Word. As a pastor and teacher in homiletics, he is one of the premier expository preachers in the United States of America.

He is the first African American to graduate with an earned PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He has published extensively in the area of practical theology and has just finished a book on homiletics entitled, Connect. This newly released book will be a helpful new standard for those who are engaged in the blessed art of proclaiming God's Word to God's people. He is the author of Breaking Down Barriers: A Black Evangelical Explains the Black Church and Building Unity in the Church in the New Millennium (Moody Press). The second focuses on discrimination in the evangelical church in the areas of race, class, gender, age and physical disabilities and is a landmark book in the area of practical theology. Dr. Perry and his wife Dr. Cynthia Perry live in Madison, WI and are the parents of four grown children. They also have been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. They would be delighted to hear from you! Please contact him at



Under Construction

Pastor Ken Nabi is our new Strengthening Catalyst and with be serving our churches in the are formerly known as Mobilization. Bio and contact information coming soon...




Church Planting Catalyst

Mike Evans and his wife Jill, both became followers of Jesus Christ in the days following two traumatic events in 1979: the destruction of their house by a tornado and the death of their daughter Jasmine to Cystic Fibrosis. The Evans’ were involved in a church start just a year after their conversion. Two years later God’s call to prepare for full-time ministry became clearer and the Evans’ were sent to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

While at Moody Mike was called to pastor a church in the Chicago suburbs which he did for six years. Mike graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Pastoral Training and Evangelism and continued in Moody Graduate School.

Mike joined the staff of a mission agency and eventually got involved training church planters in Eastern Europe when God made it clear he was to return to the U.S. and plant a church in a smaller community with a significant need.

Jill and Mike researched church planting opportunities but connected with Tom Nebel who coordinated the church planting work with the Great Lakes Baptist Conference (GLBC). The vision for church planting in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan compelled them to check out 11 communities before determining God was pointing them toward New Richmond.

After being approved as a church planting candidate by the GLBC, the call of the Elders of Faith Community Church of Hudson to plant their first daughter church was confirmed.  The Evans’ moved to New Richmond in July of 1996. The church had its public launch in March 1997 and since that time God has positioned Faith Community Church of New Richmond as a significant influence in the community.

The St Croix Valley LEAD Team was formed as part of Converge Great Lakes and through the LEAD team churches have now been planted in River Falls, Somerset, Baldwin and Stillwater. MN. In 2008, Mike was asked by the Baptist General Conference (now known as Converge Worldwide) to invest three months working with English-speaking international churches throughout Europe, to assess their readiness to plant churches. Currently, Mike serves as part of a team within Converge Worldwide known as A2:5. Their objective is to pursue opportunities to plant English-speaking international churches in key cities around the world.

 Mike has served as a pastor, missionary, church planter, coach, and a Converge Great Lakes overseer.   Now, while Mike continues to serve Faith Community Church as Lead Pastor, he will invest 30% of his time to direct the church planting work for Converge Great Lakes throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Jill and Mike have been married since 1975.  Their son and family live in New Richmond, WI. The Evan's also adopted their daughter at birth in 1998.



Duane Jass
Duane Jass
Area Minister

As a GLBC Area Minister, Duane Jass, along with his wife Nancy, serves twelve of the pastors and wives and their congregations’ of Converge Great Lakes. He serves as a mini-DEM in the Central Area, who is part of the team that assists Dr. Perry and the other leaders of the district who now seek to serve 100+ churches.

Pastor Jass has served as the lead pastor of a growing church he planted over 25 years ago, and has served in the area of conflict resolution for 16 years in the district churches. He and his wife Nancy have been married 50 years and have spent over 30 years together as ministry partners. As they enter this new season of ministry together they feel privileged to serve as area ministers. Please feel free to contact them anytime!

You can contact Pastor Jass directly at or by telephone at (715) 581-7111.



 Under Construction

Pastor Bruce Fields is the new North Area Minister. Bio and contact information coming soon.





Rev. Dave Mobley
Rev. Dave Mobley
Southern Area Minister

Along with founding and pastoring Woodridge Community Church, New Berlin, WI since December 1988, Rev. Dave Mobley has been a successful church planting coach. Pastor Dave is known for his authentic warmth and for skipping more meetings than anyone before him. Besides pastoring Woodridge Community Church Dave also serves as the Area Minister for the Southern Area. Dave has experienced many conflicts over the years and resolved a few...with help! His biggest claim to fame is that his wife Brenda still likes to listen to his sermons on Sunday. Call Pastor Dave and you will discover a friend with wisdom and candor.

If you would like to get in touch withe Pastor Dave please contact by phone 262.784.7960 or by email




Under construction

Brenda Hernday is our new  Short Term Ministries Coordinator. Bio and contact information coming soon...




Dr. Cynthia Perry
Converge Great Lakes
First Lady

Dr. Cynthia Perry, our beloved and compassionate “First Lady".

  • As a ministry-wife and mother of four, Cynthia has committed her life to empowering teachers and home schooling parents. Cynthia has also directed women’s ministries at three churches over the past twenty-five+ years of full-time ministry and has written extensively in the area of prayer, women’s ministry and special education.
  • Dr. Perry is active in speaking to women’s groups, retreats and marriage seminars locally and nationally. If you need an expanded bio for your event, please let her know.



Charlene Isenberger
Charlene Isenberger
Director of Operations Executive Assistant

Charlene Isenberger serves the district as Director of Operations overseeing all of Converge Great Lakes administrative staff and admistrative functions.  She also serves as Dr. Perry's Executive Assistant. She works diligently to keep the Executive Management Team organized and efficient. She also serves to help answer your questions or may direct you to the appropriate staff member who can. 

She brings her ministry leadership experience and vocational administrative experience to Converge Great Lakes joyfully serving Christ.  She has been married for 18 years and has three sons.



Jennifer K. our Financial Services Administrator, is happy to provide these services for Converge Great Lakes:

  • Managing the payroll service
  • Performing general accounting tasks
  • Assistance in our health care plan

Call the Converge Great Lakes office at 608-244-5000 or email .  She would be happy to serve you.