Leadership & Staff

  • Rev. jim kirk

    Lead pastor

    Jim first came to Geneva as a UW graduate student planning on an academic career. However, participation at Geneva led Jim to ask new questions about his life goals and vocation. After discerning a call to pastoral ministry, he left Madison in 2009 to serve two churches in New York before returning to Geneva in September 2017, first as an Associate Pastor and as Lead Pastor since September 2021. He loves declaring the riches of God’s grace in the person and work of Jesus, and examining every area of life through the lens of faith. He also enjoys engaging popular culture through film, reading, and music, and studying the spirituality of the early church.

    Jim was born in La Jolla, California and spent his high school and college years in Asheville, North Carolina.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville (B.A., Philosophy), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div., Theology & Pastoral Care), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A., Hebrew & Semitic Studies). Jim is currently a student at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in the Doctor of Ministry program.

    Jim’s wife, Linda, is a Special Education Teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District, and they have three children. When he is not hiking with his family or at a concert, Jim can be found tending his small flock of backyard chickens.

  • micah behr

    Worship Director & artist-in-residence

    Micah has been attending Geneva since he visited in 2010 during his first week of graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The carefully planned, Christ-centered liturgy caught his attention, and during the past four years, his love for both God and the local church have increased through fellowship with Genevans. He recently graduated from UW with a Doctorate in Viola Performance, but his position at Geneva is giving him space to explore a broader range of musical gifts within the context of Christian community. He is grateful for this faith family where he can be challenged, encouraged, and can hopefully inspire people to love Jesus more.

  • CJ Koeninger

    CHILDREN's MINISTRY Coordinator

    CJ and her husband Adam moved to Madison in 2011. They have two daughters: Piper and Elodie. After completing degrees in math and physics, CJ worked in the tech industry for several years then discovered her passions lay more in teaching and working with children. Her family began attending Geneva in 2020, and the worship and community through Zoom became a lifeline during the pandemic. They love the intergenerational community at Geneva, and CJ is excited to get to support Geneva’s children’s ministry and help foster relationships amongst the children and between children and adults. In CJ’s free time, she loves reading books, running, hiking, playing piano & cello, and soccer (playing & watching).

  • Alicia Bosscher

    Church Administrator

    Alicia started attending Geneva as an undergraduate, and though she’s left Madison a few times since for jobs and graduate school, she and her family are happily settled in Madison once again. Alicia and her husband Nate have three children and enjoy all that Madison has to offer, including ultimate frisbee, bicycling, and community events anywhere from their kids’ local schools to the university. Alicia also works part-time as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on campus. Somewhere along the way, the desire for organization settled deep in Alicia's soul and, honing her administrative skills, she is happily putting them to work alongside the rest of Geneva's staff.

  • elders & deacons


    Shannon Anderson

    Jim Bockheim

    Nate Bosscher

    Sharon Redinger

    Mike Smith

    Shannon Stahl


    James Jeninga

    Stephanie Redinger

    Matthew Wrocklage  

    Steven Van Manen

    Anton Vermaak