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.

  • Rev. Evan Tinklenberg

    Campus Pastor

    In his role as Campus Pastor, Evan reaches out to students, faculty, and staff to encourage the integration of learning and faith. He grew up 30 miles south of Chicago in northwest Indiana, where he was raised in a generously loving family and a rich community of Reformed churches. He enjoys drinking good coffee and reading eclectically; ask him for a book recommendation. Evan graduated with a B.A. in Theology from Trinity Christian College and an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, where he was awarded the Exegesis Prize. Kim, Evan’s wife, is a nurse who loves baking and cooking new foods. Together they enjoy going for coffee or bookshop dates, hiking, kayaking, and bike rides. They do much of this with their two young kids in tow.

  • micah behr

    Director of Worship Arts

    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.

  • JEssica Rodammer

    CHILDREN's MINISTRY Coordinator

    Jess grew up attending Geneva Campus Church and is a proud graduate of the church's Sunday School program. After getting married and moving to the east coast, Jess is delighted to return to Geneva with her husband and son. Jess has a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education with a certification in Montessori education (UW-River Falls) and dual bachelors in English Literature and Theater (UW-Madison). She hopes to bring her passion for nature and storytelling to Geneva's children's program helping children delight in God's creation and bring the Bible to life. When Jess isn't working with Geneva, or being a full time mom, you might find her reading autobiographies, Shakespeare, and Dickens; quilting; or relaxing in her backyard beneath a crooked old apple tree.

  • Alicia Bosscher

    Church Administrator

    Alicia started attending Geneva as an undergraduate, and though she’s left Madison a few times since then 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

    Marcia Bosscher

    Adam Jeske

    Mike Smith

    Shannon Stahl

    Tom Witte


    Carrie Christofano

    James Jeninga

    Matthew Wrocklage  

    Steven Van Manen

    Anton Vermaak