Pastoral Team

Mike Salvati

Mike serves as the lead pastor at Christ the King. He preaches on most Sunday mornings, and joyfully labors in pastoral care for the congregation. Mike was a youth pastor for ten years, a college campus minister for five, and was the founding pastor of Christ the King.

Billy Nye

Billy serves on staff as an associate pastor. He leads our youth ministry on Thursday nights, and oversees the Sunday music team. Billy previously worked as a teacher in Mexico for two years, then at Christian Life School in Kenosha for six years, before joining our pastoral team.

Matt Cyr

Matt serves on staff as an associate pastor. He gives direction to our LIFE Group ministry, and oversees a Sunday morning breakfast that provides food for a group about 30 Kenosha residents living in need. Matt is passionate about urban, multiethnic church life, and he is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Elder Team

Rick Aldrich

Rick is the chairman of the elder team, and he teaches occasionally on Sunday mornings. He also recruits and trains Life Group leaders, and oversees 1-2 Life Group leaders per year. He and his wife are committed to relational urban ministry and evangelism.

Dave Barnard

Dave leads a Life Group and serves in the Sunday morning breakfast ministry. He also contributes in pastoral care and in prayer for congregants. Before coming to Christ the King, he regularly taught in and served as an elder of a house church.

Lu Keelin

Lu leads the men's Bible study on Saturday mornings. He and his wife are both Spanish speakers, and both teach English as a second language in the Kenosha school district. Lu has a heart for Bible translation and international missions, and he regularly travels with his wife to serve international ministries.

Office Staff

Mary Nichols

Mary is the church administrator. She is often the first point of contact to the church, answering all phone calls and emails directed to the church office. She is a scheduling assistant to the pastoral team and to church-wide events. She was the chief event manager at the Kemper Center for 15 years.



Our church started with a group of families from Crossway Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin, being sent to plant a church in downtown Kenosha. The church was founded on a vision of building a diverse, intercultural congregation that reflected the diversity of Kenosha itself. Our first service was in August of 2013, and we have been thankful to keep growing since then.