Pastor Jay O’Connor came to Good News in February 2018. For the previous 15 years he served as a pastor in upstate NY. His roots are in the Boston area. He is a graduate of Boston College and received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He is passionate about helping people to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and a closer relationship with God. He has been married to Maggie for 27 years. Jay and Maggie have two adult daughters and a son who is twelve years old.
Marcus Knight has been serving as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Music Ministries since 2019. Before moving to Wisconsin Marcus graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Education and taught 4th and 5th grade in Arizona for 7 years. He has been serving in various churches music programs since his early teen years and was the former worship leader at his home church in Arizona. He is married to Michal and they have two daughters Riley and Elayna. He enjoys music, chess, and watching the Portland Trailblazers but is quickly adapting to Packer life.