About us

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Our mission is “Discovering Life in Jesus.” That’s how we’re able to make a difference, and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.


We believe church should be relevant and impactful. We also believe God has a plan for your life, and we want to partner with you to see that plan happen! You don’t have to have it all together, and you don’t need to have all the answers. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, learn, serve, and grow with people who genuinely care about you.

When you come to Chapel Valley, we believe that your life will be changed forever!

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose.

Our leadership

About Pastors Jeremiah and Suzie

Pastors Jeremiah & Suzie Genin

Pastors Jeremiah and Suzie Genin have been the Senior Pastors of Chapel Valley Church since 2015. Jeremiah graduated from Life Pacific University in Southern California with a BA in Biblical Studies in 2004. During his college schooling, Jeremiah and Suzie met at the church they served together in, The Rock in Anaheim, CA, and were married in 2003. They moved to Madison where Jeremiah is from in 2004 and have served at Chapel Valley Church since that time.

Jeremiah and Suzie are passionate about seeing God's plan and promises come to pass in people's lives and in the city of Madison. They believe God is raising up a people who are passionate about "discovering life in Jesus" — to see people equipped and prepared to fulfill their God-given purposes in life.

Jeremiah and Suzie have three kids; Micah (15), Samantha (13), and Isaac (12), and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Maverick (10). They enjoy spending time together as a family — family dinners, kids sporting events, and trips to local state parks.

About Pastor Larry

Pastor

Larry DeWerd

Teaching Pastor
Director of Spirit Life Institute

About Pastor David

Pastor

David Frederickson

Student Pastor

About Pastor Andrea

Pastor

Andrea Negron

Connections Pastor

Church
Leadership


Carolyn Shaffer
Office Manager & Treasurer

Scott DeWerd
Church Council

Abigail Smith
Church Council

Tom Bruce
Church Council

Ministry
Leaders


Micah DeWerd
Worship Director

Kelsey Heitman
Connection

Zachary DeWerd
Creative Ministry

Justin Shaffer
Facilities Manager

Steve Smith
Outreach Coordinator

Steve & Abigail Smith
Kids Church

We're part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel movement

About Foursquare
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As a denomination, The Foursquare Church has a unique history that stems from missions and evangelism. It began as a powerful evangelistic movement and spread throughout the nations to become the global family it is today.

Foursquare began in 1923, when our founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, opened the first Foursquare church in Los Angeles. Today, Foursquare has over 8.8 million members in over 90,000 churches across 146 nations.

With a desire for global missions and evangelism, and motivated by the Great Commission to make disciples around the world, Foursquare empowers every believer to expand God's kingdom. To achieve continual, Christ-centered growth, Foursquare partners with churches around the world through leadership development, church multiplication, and church health strategies.

As a movement, Foursquare recognizes that things change: society, culture, and contexts. Foursquare is committed to be in continual motion and relationship ministry, ready to go wherever God is leading. While Foursquare has a flexible and adaptable approach of ministry, the message is sacred. "Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever." His gospel never changes; it's goodness never diminishes. We may go to many places. We may not all look the same. But our message stays true to God's word.

Learn More About The Foursquare Church