A loop is a repeating cycle of acting and reacting… and reacting from an unbiblical image of marriage. Pursuer-Distancer is a loop where one partner is smothering the relationship, while the other is starving it. The Shamer-Defender loop is where one partner gets frustrated with the other and they call them out on it, but not in a healthy way. Parent-Child is a loop where the partner feels the value in constructively helping their spouse by showing or teaching them how to live life better. A Pre-Schooler loop is a stubborn resistance to compromise. Finally, the Over-Functioner vs. the Under-Functioner loop deals with responsibility and co-dependence. The more the Over-Functioner does, the less the Under-Functioner does, thus applying stress and pressure for the former to do more and do it right.
Glenn and Angie Barteau grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and both were active in the youth group at Casas Church. They were married in 1990, and shortly thereafter they moved to Chicago where Glenn completed the Church Planting Internship at Willow Creek Community Church. Following the internship program, Glenn accepted a position at Kalamazoo Community Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Glenn and Angie returned to Tucson in 1995 to serve on staff at Casas Church. Glenn is currently serving as senior pastor at Casas. His passion is to powerfully lead Casas Church into the twenty-first century. Glenn’s engaging teaching style combines practicality with spirituality, leading listeners to put feet to their faith. When Glenn is not preparing a sermon, you are likely to find him camping, hiking, climbing, rappelling, watching a NASCAR race, or spending time with Angie and his children, Chandler and Collette. His newest passion is surfing—and because there are no ocean waves in Arizona, the family enjoys frequent trips to California. Glenn is a very gifted communicator who believes in his heart that people really do matter to God. He has great passion and gifting for evangelism. He is diligent about working to raise the temperature of evangelism at Casas. Spiritual growth, personal integrity, and authenticity are themes that you will not only hear him talk about, but actually see him live out in his everyday life.