We welcome Pastor Cory Herthel, his wife, Christal, and their sons, Diego and Hayden, to the Green Bay District. The family enjoys snorkeling, swimming with stingrays, and speed boating.
Through a series of devastating childhood events, Pastor Herthel came to know Jesus as his best friend and constant support at the age of 13. He decided to be baptised at the age of 15, even though no one else in his family was baptized. He met his wife,
Christal, when they were both high school seniors. They loved studying the Bible together, and within a year, Christal decided to be baptized as well. Two years later they were married. Then in 2008 he had the privilege of baptizing his dad. Then he was able to baptize his mom and sister in 2016.
One month after Pastor Herthel’s baptism, he was invited to share his first sermon. From that point forward, preaching and evangelizing became a natural part of his experience. By the time he had his driver’s license, he was receiving invitations to preach all over his home conference in Indiana. He felt it was clear that God was leading him to serve God as a pastor.
“My passion is to express the Adventist message and the gospel synonymously as I believe they are one and the same,” said Pastor Herthel. I long to live for Jesus and do all that I can to help others realize the value they have in His eyes. To choose to be lost is a travesty that is totally avoidable. I know that Jesus’ ministry was perfect…so, while I realize I am far from where I’d like to be, I strive to follow the examples of ministry that I see in the gospels in order to foster the way for those I share with to fall totally in love with Him.”