General Manager, Program Director, and Morning Host
“Although I grew up in church, early in my 20’s I was a self-proclaimed atheist and part of the ‘liberal media.’ As a News Reporter, I had gotten where I wanted to be in my career, but ironically I still felt so empty. I remember sitting in my apartment late one night and crying out, ‘God, if you’re real, let me know.’ It is hard to explain, but there was an almost tangible love and peace that surrounded me, and at that point I knew that I knew God was real. I surrendered my life and career to Him that night, but since my career had almost become my ‘god,’ I planned on walking away from broadcasting altogether. Little did I know that God had other plans. I ended up producing and co-hosting a Christian TV talk show and eventually God led me back into Christian radio.”
It is such a joy and privilege for me to be able share the love and hope I’ve found in Jesus, and to walk this journey of faith together each day with our listening family. It isn’t always easy, but we know that God truly is working all things together for good.”
Other interests: Bicycling (how cool that God moved us to the “Bicycling capital of America!”), kayaking, photography and painting.
Favorite Bible verse: “It is God who works in you, both to will and to do according to His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
Contact Darla at Darla@PrayzNetwork.com
Operations Director and Tech Guy
Jeff keeps the stations sounding great and makes sure all of the equipment is operating smoothly. Besides managing the radio station, Jeff is also a Corporate Pilot, having been in aviation over 30 years. When he is not up in the air or keeping the stations on the air, he likes to spend time with his family, hunting, hiking, camping, kayaking.
Favorite Bible verse: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” I Corinthians 9:24
Contact Jeff at Jeff@PrayzNetwork.com
Radio Announcer, Production and Programming Assistant
I’ve been a believer for 25 years. I accepted The Lord when I was the young age of 9, but really didn’t start walking with Him until the age of 26. After some years of living a life, by no means honoring to God, His “Love Broke Through” and changed me and I”ve never looked back. I’ve been listening to Christian Music since 1993 and although I do periodically listen to other genres of music, CCM is always the music I come to that keeps me grounded and encouraged. I’m so honored to have been doing Christian radio since 1994. First in Milwaukee at a small AM station and then at The Fish. For 14 years I worked as on air host and Music Director for The Family in Central Wisconsin.
After staff changes there and 9 months of praying if The Lord still wanted to use me in Christian radio, The Prayz Network connected with me and here I am!! He made His will very clear and I’m so humbled and honored to be here!! It’s my heart to see the body of Christ encouraged, strengthened and reminded of who they belong too. I long for believers to know the power they have in Him and that they are never alone, because that’s what He’s shown and done in my own life!”
Other interests: Reading, playing guitar, singing, long morning walks, and watching old classic TV shows and good movies
Favorite CCM artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Favorite Devotional: Oswald Chambers/My Utmost For His Highest
Favorite Psalm: 91
Contact Todd at: Todd@PrayzNetwork.com
Community Engagement Director
Abigail is our Community Engagement Director who enjoys connecting with and helping people! She is happy to help if you have any questions about sponsorship opportunities, underwriting, and ways to help in the Prayz Network ministry.
Abigail gave her life to the Lord when she was twelve years old. Through the years, the Lord put a burden on Abigail’s heart to minister to the lost and to encourage believers. She is thrilled to be part of our team and sharing the truth, hope and love of Jesus Christ 24/7!
Other Interests: Horseback riding, playing the violin, hiking, snowmobiling, spending time with family, and traveling.
Favorite Bible Verses: “So fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10), and “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans15:4)
Contact Abigail at: Abigail@PrayzNetwork.com
Administrative Assistant and Graphic Designer
Trish handles the administrative and graphic design tasks for Prayz Network, interacting with listeners via social media, email, phone and more!
Trish spent her childhood in and out of church but always felt that God was guiding her major decisions. She started walking daily with Him in college where she began memorizing scripture, attending Bible studies, and truly letting God direct her steps.
Trish has been in ministry most of her adult life as a Christian school teacher and a Family Ministry Director. She has a passion for families and seeing all members of the family fall in love with Christ. She is excited to have joined the Prayz team and can’t wait to see how God is going to use her gifts as He touches the lives of our Prayz Family.
Other interests: Volleyball, Sewing, Reading, and spending time with her children and family.
Favorite Verse: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 and “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14.
Contact Trish at: Trish@PrayzNetwork.com