The Salt Company is the college ministry of Doxa Church in Madison, Wisconsin. It is open to all college students in the area, but is specifically focused on University of Wisconsin students. We are a part of the Salt Network, a group of churches and college ministries in major university centers throughout the Midwest. Together, close to 3,000 college students gather every week to worship Jesus.  

The Salt Company is all about Jesus. We think he actually lived, died, and rose from the dead. That changes everything about who we are and how we live. Salt Company consists of a weekly large group gathering and weekly small group gatherings called Connection Groups. Starting Fall 2018, The Salt Company will gather every Thursday on campus to praise our Savior and hear from the Scriptures. Throughout the week, we gather in Connection Groups for the purpose of growing as friends and figuring out how to follow Jesus together.

Ultimately, The Salt Company exists to help people share the gospel and our lives for the glory of God and the good of UW. Religious background or not, you are invited to come experience God and community with us.




For you are saved by grace, through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
— Ephesians 2:8-10

There’s a God. Only one God, in fact, and He is the creator of everything. We’re made in His image, which means we’re like Him in many ways, except that He’s God and we’re not. He’s loving and just and desires a relationship with us. As individuals with free will, we have the freedom to respond to the relationship God’s initiated with us, or not.

We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. Put another way, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from him. Making even seemingly small decisions that separate us from God is called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will love us and passionately pursue us.

God loves us so much, in fact, that He sent his only son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. The cost of sin was separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came and his death paid everyone’s debt. That’s serious love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.

As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this stuff. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop. And it’s okay to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us (including what He’s revealed about himself in the Bible), he remains mysterious and wonderful.




Our Staff


Ronnie Goble

Salt Company Director
Ronnie started following Jesus as a freshman in college and felt called to church planting during his senior year. He served for 3 years with H2O Church at Bowling Green State University and 1 year with the Salt Company at Iowa State University before moving to Madison to be the Salt director at UW Madison. He and his wife, Kaitlyn, have partnered with Rob and Lisa Warren and The Salt Network to reach the University of Wisconsin.


Emily Sandvold

Ministry Leader
Emily grew up in Iowa and started following Jesus as a freshman in high school. She attended Iowa State University, where she majored in Advertising and Communication. After getting plugged into Salt Company as a freshman, she traveled to China for missions work and then joined the Salt Company staff team. She has led oversees mission teams and is currently finishing her masters degree in Theological Studies.


Sam Roberts

Design Resident
Sam grew up in Iowa and started following Jesus in middle school while attending Cornerstone Church of Ames. At Salt Company, has served as a student leader, summer missions in China, and interning for the visual arts team. He will be graduating May 2018 from Iowa State University and will begin towards a Masters in Theological Studies shortly after. Sam is excited to be the first Salt Company Resident in Madison!


Jesse Antelman

Worship Leader
Jesse started following Jesus at a young age, but had his greatest season of growth while in college attending Salt Company at Iowa State University. He has been on staff at Salt and Cornerstone Church for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Rachel, have been married for 8 years and have three sons: Brody (4), Braden (3), and Braxton (8 months). The Antelmans have decided to join the Warrens and Gobles with the Salt Network to reach UW and Madison.