Blackhawk Church's College Age Ministry is a diverse family of 18-25 year olds seeking to build a loving community that follows Christ in order to reach a community with the same love we've so graciously been given. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, you're welcome here!

We normally meet at Blackhawk Downtown (located at Upper House) however we are currently meeting only online.

If you're interested in our Adopt a College Student program, please fill out this form so we can match you with a family from our Blackhawk community. 

Michael Knapstad | Pastor of College Age Ministry

Michael grew up in Seattle, went to Fuller Theological Seminary in Southern California where he received his M-Div, then later moved to Madison from San Francisco, California. When he's not visiting most coffee shops in town, you'll find Michael either running, cycling, aspiring to be a dog owner, or hanging with college students.

Lynne Benik | Associate Director of College Age Ministry

Lynne has lived in Madison for most of her life and loves the city. She graduated from Edgewood College where she studied Sociology and Human Services. You'll probably see her in a coffee shop with a mocha in her hand and chatting it up with strangers. Lynne is an extroverted city girl married to a country boy from northern Wisconsin. They live in Madison with their black lab puppy, Vivvy.

Christian Eggers | Administrative Assistant College Age Ministry

Christian is a Madison native who loves the life that comes with being near the isthmus and University! In the warmer months you will find her kayaking one of the area’s beautiful lakes, and as soon as snow hits she makes the most of what Wisconsin has to offer for downhill skiing. Year round she enjoys being outside, reading, and drinking cold brew coffee! She’s the introvert on the CAM team trio, but you would never know it because she loves chatting and connecting with our community all.the.time.