Staff

Rev. Sondra Willobee - Interim Pastor through June, 2019

Due to a medical situation, Interim Pastor Sondra Willobee will be one of three Pastors serving our congregation until our new Pastor joins us on July 1st. 

 

Pastor Sondra is a retired United Methodist pastor, an author, and a professor.  She served most recently at South Lyon First UMC as lead pastor for 10 years.  She teaches at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and her book on preaching, The Write Stuff, was published in 2009.  She and her husband, Ed, live in Pinckney. They enjoy canoeing, hiking, camping and playing with their 16-month old grandson.

Rev. Brent McCumons - Interim Pastor through June, 2019

Rev. McCumons is also a retired pastor with a lengthy career in ministry.  Among his many appointments, he served as Pastor at Midland First United Methodist Church, Chesaning Trinity United Methodist Church and Caseville United Methodist Church.  Rev. McCumons also served as District Superintendent of the Ann Arbor District for five years.  He has served on various mission teams both in the U.S. and abroad.  He also served as a member of the Chesaning Union School Board for five years.  Rev. McCumons and his wife, Marlene, have three children and seven grandchildren.  He enjoys reading, sailing, hiking, performing arts, his grandchildren and people.

Rev. Joe Bistayi - Interim Pastor through June, 2019

 

Rev.  Bistayi is a retired United Methodist Pastor of 45 years.  He has served on the West Michigan Conference staff as the Director of Spiritual Formation for six years.  He has been married to his wife Cheryl for 50 years and they have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.  Joe and Cheryl love to travel and participate in missions projects while traveling.

Roberta Crepeau, Office Administrator 

 

"My goal in life is to be where God wants me and to share His love as needed"

Roberta has been the Office Administrator since 2010. She believes that a smile brings out the sunshine even on the most cloudy day!  With a compassionate heart and a giving manner, she brings organization and consistent professionalism to the office duties as well as to the church family. 


You can contact Roberta here.

Tracy Kramer, Director of Christian Education

 

"Christian Education should not be limited to the classroom.   We need to get outside and DO!  There is a balance that needs to occur between learning the bible and then applying it to our everyday lives. Christian Education and Mission go hand in hand."

Tracy has been the Christian Education director for the past 2 years and a member of the church for over 20 years.  She is married to Dan and is the mother to two wonderful daughters.  Tracy has organized and/ or volunteered for many of the Christian Education programs over the years, including Sunday School for 5 years and Vacation Bible School for over 10 years.  During her time with the church, she has served on and/ or chaired various church committees.  Tracy attended a United Methodist Church while growing up in Ohio and participated in all of their children and youth programs.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 


You can contact Tracy here.

Jimmy Auger, Director of Youth Ministries as well as Contemporary Music Director

 

"He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."  Micah 6:8

Jimmy started in youth ministry in 2000.  Since then, God has grown him into someone who loves to teach young people God's Word.  He has always loved music, and shortly after starting in youth ministry, God put great people in his life to train him to be a worship leader.   In 2004, Jimmy married his high school sweetheart and, together, are raising 7 wonderful children.

 

You can contact Jimmy here.

Debbie Whitson, Director of Mustard Seeds

 

"Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find: Knock, and it will be opened to you."  Matthew 7:7

Debbie has directed Mustard Seeds Preschool for 18 years.  She has a B.A. in Psychology and a strong background in Early Childhood development. She enjoys gardening and walking.  Debbie loves people, is passionate about her job, and is very thankful that she gets to spend time teaching children and getting to know all the Mustard Seeds Preschool families. 


You can contact Debbie here.

Brenda Oliver, Treasurer

 

 

Brenda's bio is coming soon.

Aaron Hendrix, Traditional Music/ Choir/ Bells Director


"There is no such thing as a “wrong reason” to get involved with church music.  

Whether you want to serve the Lord through music, learn a new skill, sharpen an old one, hang out with friends, get out of the house, or you just want a place to perform…  your presence is a blessing and a gift!"

A Houston native, Aaron recently completed his Master's degree in composition from the University of Michigan.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Houston Baptist University, where he graduated with a double major in composition and piano performance.


Aaron did not begin to study music formally until his senior year of high school.  The Methodist church he grew up in was the primary source of his musical education in his formative years, and it was there he developed a passion for choir, hymnody, and liturgical music. 


Aaron is active as both a composer and pianist, and currently serves as Head of Music Theory at Siena Heights University, where he teaches Tonal Harmony, Ear Training, and Arranging.  He lives in Ann Arbor with his beautiful wife, Emily, and the best-dog-in-the-world, Cooper.


You can contact Aaron here.