Meet Our Staff

Jeff & Fam

Jeff Wolheter

Pastor

Jeff Wolheter was raised on a farm in rural South Milford, seven miles north of Kendallville.  He is 1997 graduate of Prairie Heights High School.  After high school he attended Purdue University to study Crop Protection with his eyes set on a career in the field of agricultural work.  Between his junior and senior year at Purdue on a mission trip to Kenya, Jeff felt the Lord calling him into full time ministry.

After graduating from Purdue in May of 2001 Jeff married his beautiful wife Andrea.  He worked two years for a seed corn company while Andrea finished school.  In August of 2003 Jeff and Andrea moved to Jackson, MS so Jeff could attend Wesley Biblical Seminary.  Jeff graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in May of 2006 with a focus in evangelism.

Jeff and Andrea moved to Kendallville Memorial weekend of 2006 to begin the starting of Bridgeway Evangelical Church.  When Jeff is not working on church stuff he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and working on the family farm.

Jeff is married to the former Andrea Sharp of Indianapolis.  She graduated from North Central High School in 1998 and attended Purdue, graduating in December of 2002 with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology.

Jeff and Andrea have four children, Wesley born September 6, 2004, Ethan born May 3, 2006, Elizabeth born October 15, 2007, and Isobel born December 16, 2010.  Andrea spends much of her time with their children. She also enjoys helping Jeff with the church, reading, and cross-stitching.

Traci Walkup

Church Administrator

Traci and her husband Eric grew up and still live in Kendallville.  Traci graduated from East Noble High School in 2002. She later went back to school, attended Indiana Tech, and graduated with a bachelors in Accounting in May of 2012.

Eric and Traci have three children, Savannah born October 17, 2002, Landyn born March 15, 2006, and Mylee born September 25, 2007. They enjoy camping, boating, and watching movies together. They also attend many car shows throughout the year due to owning a 1966 Volkswagen Bus.

Traci and her family have attended Bridgeway since March of 2011. From August of 2013 until September of 2014 Traci was the church’s secretary. She was then offered a full time position working as a staff accountant for Scott R. Frick, CPA. After two years of service Traci felt the Lord calling her back into ministry and she accepted a full time position as church administrator.