Meet our New Lead Pastor!

Hayward Wesleyan Church has extended a call to Chad McCallum to be our new Lead Pastor, after an overwhelmingly strong majority “yes” vote on Sunday, January 21. Chad immediately responded with a “YES” that he would accept the call!

We have confirmed that Pastor Chad will be starting on February 1st. He will probably be back and forth a bit for the first month or two, until his family can make the move here.

Thank you for all your prayers leading up to this momentous time in the life of our church. Please continue to pray, and especially be in prayer for Chad and Julie and their three boys as they prepare for this transition.

More Information about Chad…….

Chad McCallum has been described as a focused leader, effective communicator, and a disciple of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Julie, have been happily married for 21 years.  They are parents to three fantastic boys:  Chase (Age 14), Miles (age 12), and Jack (age 8). Chad also enjoys following University of Michigan athletics, Indiana Pacers basketball, and reading a good book.

His spiritual gifts are Leadership, Wisdom, Teaching, and Giving.

Chad attended high school at Lakeview Christian School in Marion, Indiana.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University, and was ordained in the West Michigan District of The Wesleyan Church in 1998.

After college, Chad served as an Admissions Representative at Indiana Wesleyan University for a couple of years before pastoring his first church.  He has been Lead Pastor at three different churches in Michigan, including starting a church plant.  Additionally, he served a church in Michigan as Pastor of Evangelism and Discipleship.

During the last four years, Chad has served as Director of Mobilization for Global Partners (the missions arm of The Wesleyan Church International).  During this time, over 200 missionaries were mobilized to some category of service in missions.  While there, he engaged deeply into the reshaping of the mission and vision of Global Partners.  He spoke in over 100 churches and several college/university chapels on behalf of Global Partners.

Chad has taught FLAME ministerial courses (Acts, Spiritual Formation, The Life of Christ, Intro to Homiletics, Expository Preaching, Preaching to the Un/De-Churched, Philosophy.  He has served on numerous committees and boards within the West Michigan District of the Wesleyan Church

Chad has had extensive ministry-related travel to countries such as Mexico, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Panama, Hungary, Costa Rica, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Azerbaijan, Barbados, China, Croatia.

Community involvement has been a huge part of Chad’s life.  He has been involved in School Board (president) Rotary Clubs, Park and Recreations, Big Brother/Big Sister, High School Leadership Program, Community Center Board, Kiwanis.

Chad has served as a Trainer for Outreach, Inc., providing workshops and conducting presentations for church leaders representing 650+ churches across denominational lines.  He is also a Certified Coach in Natural Church Development.



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  1. You all are a very very fortunate people…my husband and I served with Chad &Julie’s leadership 2003-2006. Some of our riches years in ministry. We arrived at Burnips Wesleyan disillusioned with Big C church and found much long overdue healing through the Holy Spirit and Chad’s gift of teaching…GOD knew this revitalization was crucial to the next season of ministry challenges 2007-2017. You will be forever grateful for the Shepharding Family GOD has graced your people with. Love the Chad McCullam Family❣️These days will be full of celebration in all GOD will do growing HIS KINGDOM in & through you!!!

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10655 Nyman Ave
Hayward, WI 54843

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