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. 

Jessica Delancey, Commerce UMC Office Administrator

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast."  Ephesians 2:8-9

Jessica moved from Ohio to Michigan with her family in the fall of 2018.  Her husband is pastor of a local Michigan Church in Commerce Twp.

She has been in the office atmosphere since graduating from high school.  She loves to read, hike and spend time with her friends and family.  She loves to meet and interact with people of God; sharing journey stories along the way.  She is happy to be a part of a God loving family such as Commerce United Methodist Church.


You can reach Jessica at 248-363-3935.

Kristine Van Dussen, Director of Christian Education


“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:8–9 NRSV

Kristine is a Pacific Northwest native who moved to Michigan with her family in 2018. She is an experienced and compassionate child caregiver who is spirited about sharing her faith with others.

Outside of church, Kristine enjoys homeschooling her two young children, any type of craft project, and hoarding indoor plants. She looks forward to being a part of the Commerce Church Family and nurturing the Children’s Ministry and it's children to truly shine.  


You can contact Kristine here or at the church phone number, extension 304.

Andrew Ruhlen, Youth Ministries Director


"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7 NRSV


Andrew has been the Youth Director at CUMC since 2020. Andrew has always had a passion for serving and teaching youth. He believes that the youth of the church are the future church, and works hard at fostering relationships with them.


Andrew lives in Clarkston with his bride, Elisabeth (they actually got married here at CUMC in the historical chapel!) and their rescue pup, Charlie. He is a coffee snob, loves college basketball, his nieces and nephews, and crossword puzzles.


You can contact Andrew 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.

Kimberly Gnagey, Music Director


"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body."


Corinthians 4:7-10

Kim Gnagey, Director of Music, is a singer, songwriter, music director, and teacher from the midwestern United States.  She received her masters in voice from the University of Denver and is returning to Michigan with her two kids, Finn (11) and Grace (9). In addition to serving at Commerce UMC, Kim will be serving as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Rochester University. Kim and her kids love the arts and the outdoors as well as hanging out with friends and family.  Kim's relationship with God is always growing and changing and she feels it is a gift and privilege to lead others in worship.


You can contact Kim here.