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About Ezra

Have you ever wondered…

“Is there more to life than this?” You long to experience fullness of life, but it seems like the things you’ve tried aren’t working, and now you feel like something is missing. At Ezra Church, we believe that it’s possible to live a full life! Many people have found purpose and hope at Ezra Church, and you can too.

Join with us this Sunday and begin your journey toward the life that you’ve been longing for! At Ezra Church, you won’t hear insider language, you don’t have to dress up, and we don’t expect you to have it all figured out (we don’t have it all figured out either). Instead, we promise that this is a safe place for you and your family, where you can experience the fullness of life that God intended for you.


What kind of church is Ezra?

We’re a Jesus-focused church that loves people.


Our Mission:

Together, we’re discovering Jesus and His way to really live, so we bring life wherever we live.


We take time each week to meet together, pray together, and share life together. It is in this ordinary rhythm of life in community that we discover how to really live. Church is more than a place to gather for an hour on a Sunday; church is people. It’s people who are meant to not only gather together for worship & teaching, but to be in community with one another, sharing life and discovering the way of Jesus, together. Ezra Community Groups are the primary way we practice belonging in community as we discover Jesus and His way to really live.

We’re Discovering Jesus and His Way to Really Live

As disciples (apprentices) of Jesus, we are continuously discovering more (through teaching, spiritual practices, community, and the Holy Spirit) about what Jesus called life to the fullest and how to live that life wherever we are. This means we are intentional to BE with Jesus, BELONG in community, as we BECOME who God made us to be, so that we can BRING life to the world around us. Like rings in a tree, these are each ongoing seasons of growth.





So We Bring Life Wherever We Live

As we live our lives where we are, we bring who Jesus is and what it is to live life with him to our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, our work & play spaces. We bring hope, work for justice, invite healing, and announce God’s renewing love. As we do this, we partner with Jesus to see the Kingdom of God break into the here and now, in Stoughton (& Edgerton & McFarland & Cottage Grove), as in heaven.

Our Values

No perfect people allowed

The Church is the perfect place for imperfect people. At Ezra, you can come as you are.

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Growing people change

Following Jesus is a journey. Wherever you’re at on that journey, you have a next step to take.

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We're better together

Life is better when you’re in a community that supports, challenges, and encourages you. And everyone has a part to play.

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Prayer leads the way

Prayer aligns us with God’s heart. Prayer changes the world because it changes us, especially when we pray first.

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We live with open hands

We serve a generous God, and we believe that we find more life when we live generously.

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Found people find people

When you’ve experienced life with Jesus, you want to find others to share that life with you.

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Our Team


Jeff Lovell

Lead Pastor

Christen Brockner

Next Steps Director

Jenny Geishert

Family Ministries Director

Sam Reierson

Worship Director

Randi Richardson

Office Coordinator

MINISTRY Team Leaders

Lisa Rust

Teaching Team

Darren Boyer

Compassion Ministry

Nancy Booth

Prayer & Care Team

Church Elders

Cheryl Housley

& Mark

Matt Rust

& Lisa

Jeff Lovell

& Lori