Lucas Bressan & Loles Cruz, Pastors of Hispanic Ministry
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Pastor Lucas was born in Cordova, Argentina, and Pastor Loles was born in Cartejena, Spain. They met as they studied theology at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX.  Pastor Lucas had previously studied at Christ for the Nations in Argentina before going to Dallas.  They were married and lived in Spain where they both studied at Universities.  Pastor Lucas studied Communications and Psycology while Pastor Loles studied Communications and pursued a Master's in Human Resources.  While living in Cartejena, they started a successful fashion brand called Oasis.  They also were associate pastors serving alongside missionaries from Uraguay.

In 2013, they came to Wisconsin to do ministry in several areas including the Fox Valley.  One year beforehand, our church began a Hispanic Ministry.  As we were searching for a Pastor, God was working in the hearts of Pastors Lucas and Loles.  To make a long and amazing story short, they gave their business away, gave up their scholarships to University, sold (or gave away) their possessions, and moved to Wisconsin in 2014 to help us serve the Hispanic community here in the Appleton area.

Pastor Lucas' favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"  He loves this verse because, "We have made many risky decisions in order to follow God's calling on our lives, and we do that because God has better plans for us!"

Pastor Loles' favorite Bible verses  are Philippians 4:4-7, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." She likes these verse because, "Two months after I became a Christian I felt that God spoke these to me and they have really impacted my life."

Here are some fun facts about Pastors Lucas and Loles:
  • They like to ride bikes, go hiking, read, spend time with friends, and drink coffee at their favorite cafes.  Their favorite cafes are at "The Port" in Cartejena, Spain.  But they are finding some great places here in the United States.
  • Pastor Lucas was born on March 26 and Pastor Loles on April 22.
  • Pastor Lucas is an only child and Pastor Loles has one sister.
  • Pastor Lucas is Italian, Austrian, and Spanish.  He has lived on three different continents and been exposed to many different cultures.
  • When asked about something fun/interesting about her, Pastor Loles said, "The three greatest things that have happened in my life, happened in the United States.  I met Jesus, I met my future husband, and I became a mom."
  • This wonderful couple welcomed their first child, a girl named Keila, in January of 2016.