Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Brader Way

Joel Hassenzahl moved to Madison in 2000 to pursue graduate studies in Chemistry. He began volunteering with Worship Arts early on and soon met Holly on the UW campus through Blackhawk’s College-Age Ministry. Joel came from Michigan and Holly from Minnesota, so they literally met in the middle, got married, and have called Blackhawk home as a couple ever since.

Joel joined the Blackhawk staff team as Pastor of Worship Arts in summer 2002. In 2018, he began to serve as Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Brader Way. Joel and Holly have four non-stop kids, brimming with personality: Mara, Artie, Jojo, and Frankie. You’ll often find them enjoying such hobbies as parenting, undoing playful toddler mischief, asking Alexa to look up dinosaur videos, and just about anything involving the outdoors in summertime.

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