About Us


Who We Are

Lake Trails is made up of people in all walks of life. We are Epic employees, UW-Madison students, musicians, kids, small business owners, parents, public sector workers, and everything in between. We vary in age and stage of life but our hope together is that our public worship, our life together, and the ways we serve would be an inviting witness of Jesus for our city and for the world.

What We Ask of Our Congregation

We recognize that we live in a world that can feel burdensome and hectic. So you won’t find a lot of elaborate programs here. Instead we ask that people do three things as a part of our congregation:

  1. Make Sunday worship a priority.
  2. Participate in 1 smaller gathering of our church, ideally one of our Community Groups.
  3. Look for purposeful ways to enact love for their neighbors.

That’s it! We believe that as we do these things, the message of Jesus will take root in us and be evident to those around us.

What We Believe

At Lake Trails we believe that the Bible tells the truth about who God is, who we are, and how we are to relate to God and the world he made. We join with other Christians from around the world and across the ages in affirming the Scriptural truths summarized in the Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed).

We also affirm the Westminster Standards as a faithful summary of what the Bible teaches.

If you would like to know more about what we teach regarding sexual ethics, we invite you to listen to these resources.

Our congregation is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America whose churches desire to be “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ”. More information about our denomination can be found at www.pcanet.org.

Our Elders

We are led by a group of elders we call our Session. These are elders who are responsible for the spiritual oversight of our congregation. Our current “Ruling Elders” are Bob Bondurant, Daryl Broadbridge, Gary Oetzel, and Jeff Shaver.

Our Pastor

Our Pastor (or Teaching Elder) is Rev. Shaun Spencer. Shaun is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary. He has been at Lake Trails since 2010 and has also served in churches in Oklahoma, Missouri and South Carolina. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle and their three daughters. He wishes he were a runner and plays a little guitar (the guitar is regular size, he just doesn’t play it a lot).