Our Team

Pastors & Staff

Tom Zillman

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tom and his wife, Sherry, have been in fulltime ministry since 1980.  They have been at Turning Point Church since 2001 when the church was planted.  They have three adult children: Christopher and his wife Nicole, Jonathan, and Lauren.  Tom and Sherry enjoy music and both play several instruments.  In their spare time, they love to go bass fishing.  When he grows up, Tom would like to be a meteorologist. 

Josh Teichen

Pastor of Student Ministries

Pastor Josh and his wife, Anna, moved to Janesville in 2013 when he came on staff at Turning Point Church. Josh and Anna have three young children: Josie, Naomi, and Boaz. They love serving the youth of TPC and the rewarding work of raising their family. They also love going for long walks on the beach the sidewalk and making up bedtime stories for their kids. When he grows up, Josh would like to own a Culver's restaurant. 

Linda Avery

Children's Ministries Director

Linda and her husband, Kevin, moved to Wisconsin in 2016. Prior to coming on staff at TPC, Linda taught Jr. High Social Studies for nine years in Illinois.  She came on staff at TPC September, 2018.  Linda and Kevin have two grown children who live in the area, as do Linda’s parents. When she grows up, Linda would like to work at Legoland. 

Judy Van Laanen

Business Administrator

Judy and her family moved to Janesville in 2008.  In 2010, they found Turning Point Church and Judy began volunteering as Turning Point's secretary.  She became the Business Administrator in 2011. Judy and her husband, Jon, have five children:  Michael, Tyler, Makayla, Jillianne & Zoey.  Judy loves spending time with her family; playing games, watching movies, camping & making s'mores.  She also enjoys traveling, especially to Florida. When she grows up, she would like to work at Disney World!