Our team

We are a team at ElementChurch.

No ONE person can do this alone, and we strive to lean on the gifts of others, 

the strengths of others, to see the vision and mission of ElementChurch fulfilled! Our team is

far deeper than the faces on this page...they consist of volunteers, CommunityGroup leaders, and others. 

We are a tribe. A family. A community of people who want to love God, love people, & make disciples...period!

  • Wade & Karlee Bishop

    Pastor

    Wade and Karlee planted ElementChurch in 2012 with one couple sitting around their kitchen table. Wade and Karlee have focused on loving God, loving People, and Making Disciples...period. They take a simplistic approach to the Gospel and thrive on helping people grow in their relationship with God!

  • Morgan Poppe

    Administrative Coordinator & IF:LOCAL CATALYST

    Morgan joined our staff in 2018 as our Administrative Coordinator!  But her leadership goes far beyond planning, scheduling, and keeping ElementChurch on mission.  Morgan has a heart and passion to see women walking out their God-given purpose on earth.  She was the catalyst leader of Hayward's IF:GATHERING and mobilizes other IF: leaders in our community to help disciple women.  Morgan is the mom to 3 outstanding children, Belle, Logan, & Phin.  Morgan's husband, Mike, is a hardworking employee at one of the largest companies in town.  

  • Brooke Marienfeld

    Worship Pastor

    Brooke is a worshipper!  She's passionate about seeing others touch the presence of God through music and song.  Brooke leads NOT as a performer or artist, but as a women who has been redeemed by the saving power of Christ.  Brooke desires to see the lives of people encouraged, set free, and inspired through music that make much of Jesus and the Gospel!  Brooke teaches at our local Intermediate School and is the mom to two amazing boys Henry and Carl.  Brooke's husband, Matt, is a respected businessman and probably one of the nicest guys you'll meet in Hayward! 

  • Alli Parr

    Student Pastor

    Alli Parr is our ROCKSTAR  Student Pastor!  Alli has a heart to see High School and Middle School students come into a living, loving relationship with Jesus!  Alli leads our Element Student Ministry as well as host an after school hangout at our MainStreet location during the school year.  She is a visionary and Christ-follower who isn't scared to color outside the lines and take some risk.