Who we are...

Roxbury Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world.  Our greatest desire is to see people transformed by Jesus!  We want to walk beside you on this journey.


Your life

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. Your journey has a next step and we'll help you find it. You don't have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. We hope that you will join us so we can meet and join you in your journey.


Your family

Strong families start with solid foundations. That's why we partner with parents to help raise the next generation to become followers of Christ. Your children and teens have opportunities throughout the week to grow relationships with each other and with God.


Our community and world

We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God's love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.

Our Background


Roxbury began in 1952 and relocated in 1962 to our current location.


We are non-denominational in two ways:

1.  Jesus prayed that His followers would be in unity (John 17).
2. There is no structural “hierarchy” above the local church.


We are a part of a fellowship known as: 

“Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.”  

Historically, we grew out of what’s been called the “Restoration Movement”...

originally devoted to reaching the lost through mission and uniting the church based on “essentials.” 


A slogan we have adopted:


“In Essentials Unity
 In Non-Essentials Liberty
In all things Love”

What to Expect

Come as you are...

If church is a new experience or a regular habit for you, we encourage you to come as you are.  Some dress up a bit, others don't.  Some have things relatively together, others worry that things are falling apart.  The fact is, we ALL need God's help; that's why we come.  So if you are open to a God who persistently loves you and people who genuinely care, expect to find both here.


What happens during a typical Sunday Service?

We have two Sunday Morning Services at 9:00 am & 10:30 am.  Each service lasts about an hour.  While some Sundays may look a little different and offer elements like video or drama, a typical Sunday will include:


Music:

One way we worship God is through music and song.  The songs may be new to you, but feel free to listen or to jump in and participate.  God cares about the "heart before the art."


Communion/Offering:

We offer Communion or "The Lord's Supper" each week.  This observance of remembrance and worship is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him as Lord.  Each week, we also share cheerfully from our financial resources.  We do this out of gratitude rather than compulsion or guilt.  As a guest, feel no obligation to participate, though you may wish to fill out a Welcome Card and drop it in the offering plate.


Preaching and Prayer:

Each Sunday, our Pastors or guest speakers will teach faithfully and practically from the Word of God.  There will also be time for personal and corporate prayer.


Baptism/Time for Response:

Baptisms often take place at the beginning of services; while a time of response is always available at the end.  If at the close of a service you choose to respond to God's leading, our Pastors or Prayer Partners will be available to meet you where you are and help you in anyway they can.



What about kids?

At Roxbury, we love kids!  We offer a well-staffed nursery for children from birth to 3 years old; Pre-school for children from 3-PreK; and KidStuf for kids in K-6th grade.  All of our staff and volunteers have a heart for kids and have been trained and have gone through background checks for the safety of your children.  If your child will be attending one of our classes, stop by the children's Check-In desk in the Main Hall to register your child. There you will also receive a name and Security Label.


If you would rather your children sit with you during the worship service, you are more than welcome to do so!  In fact, we feel that this is one of the best ways to impress faith upon a child.

Our Team

Our Staff

Jon Grice - Senior Pastor

Married to: Mary Beth

Children: Katie, Christy, Cameron, Ross

Grandchildren: Nady, Ashton, Ayden, Allie, Tyler, Andrew, Colton, Brigham, Graham

Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Reading, watching the Vikings lose

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Favorite Football Team: Minnesota Vikings

Favorite Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:10a 

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect."


Marc Grindle - Associate Pastor

Married to: Denise

Children: Trevor, Samantha, Timothy, Benjamin, Daniel, Jeremiah, and several foreign exchange students through the years.

Grandchildren: Not yet... just waiting!

Birthplace: Viroqua, WI

Hobbies: I love to golf, hunt, woodworking, DIY projects and watch my kids play basketball.

Favorite Food: Favorite? Hmm I love food...right now I'd have to say, Marlene Sloniker's rasberry pie.

Favorite Football Team: The one and only Green Bay Packers!

Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20 

"My old self has been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."


Denise Grindle - Student Discipleship Director

Married to: Most amazing man ever Mr. Marc Grindle

Children: Trevor, Samantha, Timothy, Benjamin, Daniel, Jeremiah, and just added two amazing daughter in laws; Talissa (Trevor's wife) and Lauren (Ben's wife). 

Grandchildren: Not yet... hoping soon!

Birthplace: Rockford, IL but I spent my high school years in Viroqua, WI.   Where I met Marc.

Hobbies:  I lOVE watching my boys play basketball, listening to music and worshipping the Lord (favorite places would be on a beach, by water in the sun, or a warm cozy fire)

Favorite Food: Does Pepsi count as food?  Pizza with Pepsi!  or Pasta with Pepsi!

Favorite Football Team: Go Pack! Go! Duh Best team ever!

Favorite Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 

"If anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come."


Brenda Brotzman - Children Discipleship Director

Married to: Isaac Brotzman

Children: Asher, Lydia, Boaz and Phinehas

Grandchildren: Hopefully none for at least 10 more years!

Birthplace: Janesville, WI

Hobbies: Reading in 5-min. increments between tending to children and doing housework, spending time with my family, playing board games and card games.

Favorite Food: Mexican, Pizza... Anything I don't have to cook!

Favorite Football Team: I love napping through the Packer Games!

Favorite Verse: Phillippians 4:6-7 

"6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.  7  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


Connie Mowry - Office Manager

Married to: Ron Mowry

Children: Dave, Dan, Joe, Peter and Brad

Grandchildren: Jack, Tommy, Eli, Sammy, Ethan, Josiah, Sage and Charlie

Birthplace: Kewanee, IL

Hobbies: Hiking to Waterfalls in the mountains, biking, running, reading (mostly fiction).

Favorite Food: Chocolate, candy or anything with sugar.

Favorite Football Team:  Green Bay Packers of course!

Favorite Verse: John 3:16 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."



Our Elders

Top Row - Left to Right

Al Siljenberg

Don Hochmuth

Ron Mowry

Wayne Endthoff

Bottom Row - Left to Right

Chuck Kemper

Sam Pessoa

Craig Bergum


What We Believe

UNITY

We believe that we must be united in the essentials of our faith, while in non-essential matters there is freedom to disagree.  

In all things, we practice love (Ephesians 4:2-6).​

GOD

We believe in an eternal God who has always existed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1-2, John 1:1,14, Titus 3:4-7).

JESUS

We believe in Jesus--God come in the flesh, who is the only Savior and Lord, having died for our sins according to the scriptures, was buried and raised on the 3rd day according to the scriptures (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, 1 Corinthians 15:3-7).

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is God Himself encouraging, guiding and transforming us in the way of Christ (2 Corinthians 13:14).

We believe that God, through His Spirit, calls the people He saves into discipleship with Christ.

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  As a result, it is entirely authoritative and practical for "teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:14-17)

OUR PROBLEM

We believe that though all human beings are created in the image of God and therefore valuable to God, sin has separated us from our perfect Creator (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 6:23).

GOD'S SOLUTION

We believe that God desires a personal relationship with every human being (Luke 15; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9).

We believe that salvation from our sin and for transformation is found only in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 4:12).

We believe that salvation is a free gift received by personal faith and repentance which is confessed in Christian baptism (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-5, 23).

We believe the Spirit transforms the people He saves into the likeness of Christ (Luke 9:23; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18).

THE CHURCH

We believe the church is the family of God and the light of the world (Ephesians 2:19; 4:4-6; 5:8-10; 1 Peter 2:4-9).

We believe that every Christian is a disciple (follower), equipped by God's Spirit with specific gifts and sent into their world to love God, love people and make disciples.  We don't all do the same thing but we do serve the same God, are members of the same Body and are empowered by the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12).

FUTURE HOPE

We believe that Jesus will return and make all things new (Acts 1:11; 2 Peter 3: 8-14; Revelation 21:1-5).