Our Mission

citySERVE Green Bay exists to intentionally develop relationships among Jesus followers so that the Church may better love and serve our community.

Our Core Values

Service to Community – Serve our community while spreading God’s message of salvation, love and hope.

“I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”  ~ John 17:23

Commitment to Unity – Build partnerships with Christian churches, schools, and government agencies.

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have sent you…Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” ~ Jeremiah 29:7

Go Where we are Needed – Humbly provide the community services they are seeking complementing existing resources available rather than duplicating them.

“What do you want me to do for you?” he [Jesus] asked.  ~ Mark 10:36

Act with Integrity – Pursue honorable initiatives and deliver what we promise.

“For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.” ~ 2 Corinthians 8:21

Our History

In 2018 a small group of Jesus followers from several church backgrounds gathered to pray and explore ways the Church could work as one body to better love and serve our community. As a result, citySERVE was publicly launched in August 2018. Over 80 volunteers from 20 different churches gathered to work in 7 schools in the Green Bay Area School District helping teachers prepare their classrooms for the start of the school year.

In what has become an annual tradition “Operation: Turkey Bags” began on Thanksgiving day 2018. Volunteers gave food, packed over 400 “surprise” Thanksgiving lunches, and were deployed across the city to share them with employees who had to work.

Foster children and the families who care for them have become a consistent part of our partnership. Beginning with Foster the Village, a “closet” and resource for foster families, we’re now working with Brown County once a year to provide needed resources to those in Kinship Care.

On School Care Day 2019 over 100 volunteers gathered to work in 15 different schools, several of which were reopening after construction over the summer.

When schools were shut down because of the pandemic in 2020, the Green Bay Area School District asked if we could provide volunteers to pass out weekend meal bags to district families. Through partnerships with some churches and a group of faithful volunteers, we worked along with several organizations to fill that need weekly through the end of the school year.

Visit our Past Events page to see our most recent events.

Our Team

Dave and Jama Deshazer

Dave Deshazer

With the heart of a coach, I spent a number of years working with students through Campus Crusade (now Cru Ministries) and later working with pastors and church leaders as Pacific Northwest Director for Alpha USA.  Semi-retirement has been spent coaching Track and Cross Country students both in the Pacific Northwest and at De Pere High School.  I continue to work with churches across denominational lines to help the Church participate in the mission God has called us to.

Jama Deshazer

Coming from a background of ministry to college students through Campus Crusade (now Cru Ministries) and later working in the business world in marketing, sales and service has given me a unique perspective and skill set from both. I bring a love for Jesus, people and organizational skills to help implement our vision and goals.

Scott Eastman

Scott Eastman

I am a life-long resident of Green Bay and grew up in the church beginning with St Mary of the Angels and Central Assembly of God. But it wasn’t until I was in my late forties that I came to understand and encounter Jesus more deeply. I have served as a pastor for five years at Life Church, Green Bay and helped launch a downtown campus which eventually became UnChurch. I am married to Kate and together we have two children Raelee and Abram. I also have two grown children, Alycia and Jared. In addition to shepherding at UnChurch, I have been a portrait and wedding photographer since 2008.

Maggie Melchior

Maggie Melchior

I am originally from the east coast, but my family moved to Green Bay when I was young. My parents are amazing Christians, and faith in the Lord Jesus was a huge part of my life growing up. While I was in college I felt Jesus calling me to pursue my relationship with Him as a Catholic Christian, and I entered the Catholic Church in 2007. Since then I’ve worked for several parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay in youth ministry, faith formation, and pastoral ministry, in addition to volunteering with music ministry and prayer groups. I am so excited to see what God will do for His people through the ministry of CityServe!

Maximus Cabey

Maximus Cabey

I am the Child and Youth Faith Formation Director and Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Green Bay. In addition, I am the Encounter School of Ministry Green Bay Satellite Campus Director and liaison to the diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal. I have a non-denominational background in evangelization and discipleship as well as extensive experience working in the business world, having worked as a senior claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance for many years.  As Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Green Bay, it’s my heart to bring my Catholic brothers and sisters into opportunities to serve our community alongside our Protestant brothers and sisters in Christ.  My wife Photini and I reside in De Pere.

Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

I am semi-retired after a 37 year career at Wisconsin Public Service where I spent the last part of my career in leadership within the Information Technology department. While working and raising a family, I always enjoyed the time I could spend helping out in the community. Joining the leadership team at citySERVE Green Bay was a great way for me to get more involved in serving our community and sharing Christ’s love through action. With my past experience in leadership and technology I am able to help with communications and social media.