Pastors & Ministry Staff

Aaron Steffen

Lead Pastor

Aaron is a born and raised Hudsonite. He graduated from Hudson High School in 2000, and really, never left. He attended a "few" area colleges before graduating from University of Northwestern St. Paul (fancy title we know) with degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology. He and his wife Emily (also a local girl) deeply love and are sold out to the Hudson community and founded HILLCITY in 2013 with a group of 10 others. Aaron might not be your typical pastor. Sure, he has a beard and tattoos (basically requirements now), but he also believes strongly in things like laughing in church, sharing his faults, and even a hint of sarcasm now and then.  He believes that asking questions and struggling through doubts is what having faith and following Jesus is all about. When he's not being working, he enjoys spending time with his kids, coaching, riding his bikes, mowing his lawn, and watching and playing sports (although often not well). Reach out, he really would love to hear from you!
Contact Aaron below or by emailing aaron@hillcityhudson.org

Max Johnson

Associate Pastor

Max is a Hudson grad from 2009. He is proficient in all things IT and also loves to play board games. He is currently attending Grand Canyon University (go Lopes!) for a degree in Biblical Studies. Max has a passion for logic, critical thinking and helping people work through their questions to get answers. He LOVES hanging with youth, playing golf, and most of all the US of A. Max oversees all of our youth program, as well as helping out with Sunday services, volunteering and church leadership. He also enjoys playing online games, watching movies, watching the Big Bang Theory, and following the local sports teams (except he's a 49ers fan). Your daughter would be lucky to marry a man like Max, and for what it's worth, he'd really like to meet her.  
Contact Max below or by emailing max@hillcityhudson.org

Maddie Forsythe

Worship Leader

Maddie graduated from Hudson High in 2014. She moved to Iowa for a brief time, but after discovering that corn fields aren't her thing, she moved back to the Twin Cities and got a degree in Music Therapy from Augsburg. Maddie LOVES to sing, and to help people experience the joy that only music can bring. She leads worship at our Sunday morning services and at our youth group each week, and does so with real passion. She picks our worship set each week, guides our teams every Sunday, and strives to bring people into the presence of God through worship. She can play just about anything you need her to, and her voice has best been described as a mixture of Lauren Daigle, Celine Dion and Maria Callas (it's opera people). When she's not singing with us, she's probably singing somewhere; either in her folk trio, at her music therapy job, or with her husband. Maddie also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to her family's cabin, the sunshine, and being afraid of butterflies and birds.

Jordan Steffen

Worship Leader

Jordan graduated from Hudson  in 2004. He's always had a passion for music and singing, and was involved in drama and music throughout his High School and College (UNWSP) career - starring in such feature presentations as; The Music Man, Into the Woods (twice), and many others. He also has been the recipient of many flag football touchdown passes (from his brother), and is a three time flag football champion. Jordan helps lead our worship teams each week, and guides our services through song and prayer. Jordan has a heart for helping people experience the love and presence of God through worship, and has been doing so at HILLCITY for 6 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, video games, playing in a band, watching Wisconsin sports, and sitting in a good hot tub.

Lisa Rambo

Kids Ministry Director

Lisa graduated from Hudson High in 1994. She is the literal definition of an optimist. After some time in California, she moved back to Hudson with her Husband Tony and their 4 kids. She is a Hudson celebrity after starring on the little screen show "The Biggest Loser," and now leads people in all sorts of athletic and health based endeavors. Lisa loves Jesus real big, and wants to see people feel loved as well. She has a passion for helping people realize they are loved by God and seeing them walk in that love. When she's not hanging with HILLCITY kids, you'll probably find her; watching her kids in sports or theatre, helping people exercise, doing something fun with her husband, or watching a sappy movie or TV show. 

Cheryl Siorski

Administration / Treasurer

Graduating from Hudson High in 1976, Cheryl has spent the majority of her life in the field of church work. She's done it ALL, from leading worship, to church administration and volunteering and running Youth Programs. She really likes receipts and gathering and organizing, so make sure if you spend some of the churches dough, you get her the info, and if you haven't yet - fill out our contact form :)  She also heads up (with her husband Dan) and is passionate about our HILLCITY prayer ministry, and is the mom and grandma of some of HILLCITY'S finest. We're blessed to have someone with as much knowledge and experience as Cheryl on our team, so don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have! 


Acts 20:28 (ESV)
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Ben Sikorski

Ben is a Hudson High grad (2001), loves the outdoors and woodworking, and enjoys watching the Minnesota Twins. He has two sons, one wife, and one dog. Ben has a passion for seeing men grow in their faith and our men's mentoring program. If you ever want to spend time with Ben, you can offer to accompany him to the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota, or take him out for a burger and a drink. 

Tony Barlow

Tony graduated from Hudson High in 2000, and came back after an illustrious career as a weatherman in Sioux Falls, SD.  He and his wife run a homestead and farm stand in the area and are passionate about growing vegetables. They also raise chickens, pigs, goats, one dog, and three children. Tony loves to plan and strategize ways to help the local church impact the world for Jesus. Tony excels at helping people get connected and helping them find ways to use their gifts. 

Art Forester

Art graduated from Hudson High in 1972.  He's lived in Hudson his entire life, and worked in the Hudson schools as an audio visual technician for 47 years. He also volunteered with youth and area churches for most of that time. In his spare time, Art enjoys spending time with his wife, grandkids, and watching science fiction. He is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus and get involved in their local church.

Adam Wert

Adam graduated from Hudson High in 2002. He went to college in La Crosse, where he got a degree in Elementary Education. He has worked at E.P. Rock in Hudson since coming home. He and his wife have two kids, and live in Hudson. In his free time, Adam like to sample craft beers, eat vegetables, watch the Milwaukee Bucks, and tease his pastor. Adam is a quiet leader, who always has a great thought from God at just the right time. 

Dan Sikorski

Dan is the LONE non-Hudson graduate ('74) in leadership @ HILLCITY, helping him fulfill his lifelong desire to be special. He is from Chicago,  and will let you know it! He and his wife have lived in Hudson for over 40 years and raised their 4 adult children here. Dan has worked in management roles for many years, and is now enjoying his well deserved retirement. He's served in leadership in his local church for MANY years, and has a passion for helping and seeing people draw near to Christ. If you need Dan, you can find him mowing his lawn, spending time with his kids & grandkids, or vacationing with his lovely wife.

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