Treehouse Leadership Team

Pastor Jerry Wirtley – Campus Pastor

Jerry Wirtley joined Treehouse as Campus Pastor in March of 2020.  Pastor Jerry Wirtley first felt called to ministry during his undergraduate work in music performance but did not follow the call at this time. He went on to finish his Bachelor of Music degree in music performance on electric bass in Jazz studies at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY in 1994. He continued on at Morehead in Jazz performance studies and received his Master’s of Music Performance in Jazz in December of 1995. It was in college at Morehead that he met the love of his life, Krista.  Krista and Jerry were married in 1996, and shortly after this moved to North Carolina.

In North Carolina, he felt the call to ministry again, and after attending a Via de Cristo weekend September 13 – 16, 2001 he gave in to the call and prepared for seminary. He moved his family to Pennsylvania and attended The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg where he graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2006. Since his ordination he has served a congregation in Northwestern Ohio Synod, the Southwestern Texas Synod, the East Central Synod of Wisconsin, and the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.

He is married to Krista, and they have 3 beautiful girls. You can send him an email at

Mike Pickett – Administrative Fundraiser

Mike Pickett joined Treehouse as Program Director in September of 2017 and became the campus minister for Blinn in Bryan in 2018. He is a 2009 graduate of Anderson University’s School of Theology (M.Div.) and a 2016 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary (STM, Theological Studies). Mike is originally from Illinois (go Cubs!). For the 2020-2021 school year, Mike will be serving as Treehouse’s Administrative Fundraiser as well as advising the ministry.

You can send him an email at

Student Leadership Team

Our 2021-2022 Student Leadership Team is composed of 5 dynamic Blinn and Texas A&M students with a passion for the Good News. 

These include:

Kaylynn (President)

Sloan (Chaplain)

Brenton (Worship)

Matt (Welcome & Outreach, Service, Justice, & Interfaith)

Natalie (a little bit of everything)

It’s a phenomenal team! 

Campus Ministry Board

Our 2021-2022 Campus Ministry Board is composed of a variety of persons from the Bryan-College Station-Brenham-Houston-Dallas area, each with a unique passion for supporting campus ministry.

Currently on the Board are: 

President – Liz Schulze

Vice-President –

Secretary – The Rev. Evan and Deaconess Katherine Cameron

Treasurer – Larry Lippke

Fred Schlutt

Megan Reynolds

Deaconess Jennifer Clark Tinker

Samantha & Hamilton Tyler

Tammy Way

The Rev. Ken Moerbe