Book: Every Sherlock Holmes book…seriously, all of them. The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning is one of the great ones.
Snack: If we are talking about healthy snacks, I am a big fan of fresh fruit. If I have workout out that day, then I really like soft chocolate chip cookies!
Movie: Gladiator…and all of the James Bond movies.
Dream Vacation: First stop St. Andrews, Scotland to play the Old Course. Followed by a trip around Europe, ending with watching Wimbledon on the way back. There would probably be a stop for pasta in the middle of that in Italy…or the realistic vacation is time away to someplace new with my wife and kids.
Sports Team: If we are talking college football, Notre Dame. College Basketball, Indiana University. And I am an unashamed Indianapolis Colts fan…although some years I am not sure if I should be ashamed.
My role is to try not to screw up the incredible things God is doing in the lives of people. I am also tasked with trying to keep people awake on Sunday morning. My hope is to continually point us to the life and message of Jesus, because it changes everything.
Contact Aaron at email@example.com
When I’m not at church….you can find me on the sidelines at a sporting event, binge-watching Netflix, transporting my children to and from their activities, or shopping for hours at a time!
Favorite book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Favorite snack: Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
Favorite movie: Every Hallmark Christmas movie, Nicholas Sparks movies, The Sound of Music, Grease
Dream Vacation: I would love to travel to a place with great views, warm weather, and surrounded by people.
Favorite sports team: Through marriage, it was mandated that I love the Michigan Wolverines.
My role: My role is to add a touch of comic relief when situations feel really tense or scary. In the midst of laughter, I hope to speak truth to our children, to help them navigate through the questions and struggles they have surrounding their faith, and to help them discover the immeasurable amount of love God has for them.
Contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I'm not at church... you can find me coaching cross country and track at Fruitport Middle School, spending time outside, or watching Netflix at home with my wife Jennifer.
Favorite food: Currently all I can think about is the chicken tenders I ate at Chili's last night, but normally I like pizza for every meal.
Favorite movie: Anything Marvel
Dream Vacation: Anywhere cheap, warm, and with my wife.
Favorite Hobby: Sometimes I like to be active and run, other times I like to sit at home and play video games... usually the video games, but sometimes the running.
Favorite Candy: I love any sour candy, but Sour Patch Kids are definitely my favorite.
My role: Here at The Lakes I get to hangout with teenagers all the time and its awesome. I am passionate about walking beside students and their families as they discover what faith is and how it plays out in their life. My goal is to help these students build an authentic faith so that their relationship with Jesus and the church doesn't end when they graduate High School.
Contact Trevor at email@example.com.
When I'm not at church... you can find me in my car transporting children everywhere, hiking, biking, skateboarding, skiing, painting, and hanging out with my friends.
Favorite book: The Big Leap, Wide Awake, The War of Art
Favorite snack: Anything gummy... fish, sharks, worms, bears... anything.
Favorite movie: Gladiator
If I was a dog: I would be a Boston Terrier because I am hyper unless I'm sleeping.
Dream Vacation: A cruise around Scandinavia or Northern California
Favorite Sports Team: The New Orleans Saints because they look like they are wearing tuxedos while playing football.
My role: My passion is to bring people together in all circumstance of life. I love to spread joy, implement change, and create inviting spaces and relationships that help us to realize we are not alone.
Contact Krissy at Krissy@lakescommunitynaz.com
Mel and his wife Betty moved to the Muskegon area in 2008 where they joined our congregation. He has joined our staff after retiring from Muskegon County in April of 2017.
Mel and Betty have been a very active part of the Christian Motorcyclists Association as lay evangelists, where Mel has served as Road Captain, Chaplain, and Chapter President.
Mel leads our "Circle Out" ministry, where we strive to include those that may not be able to travel to our church, but still want to be connected to our congregation.
Contact Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org