Staff

Rev. Andy Lee

"And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’  Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’" Revelation 21:5


Pastor Andy Lee is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  He comes to Commerce UMC with ministry experience from Ann Arbor Calvary UMC and Korean First Central UMC. 


Armed with the conviction that God is in the process of making all things new, Pastor Andy is excited to be in dynamic ministry with the people of Commerce UMC.  Together, the church and pastor seek to pour their time, energy, and resources into “offering help for life” to all.  Every day, God’s people have an opportunity to do kingdom work by offering a listening ear, a helping hand, or the truth of the gospel to neighbors in need.  God is good, and it is a wonderful time to be in ministry. 


At Pastor Andy’s side is his wife Grace.  Together they raise their happy, young daughter.  Some of Pastor Andy’s interests include basketball, MSU Athletics, and board games. 


He is your friend, and his door is always open. 

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.


Position Available

Youth Ministries Director

 

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 & Contemporary Music Director;  Choir Director; and 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.