cott Blanchard | Lead Pastor
"The Def Shepherd"
Born in Royal Oak with an 80% hearing loss, Scott has overcome his handicap to inspire people of all ages with practical truths from God's word. He has been serving in full-time ministry since 1999. He is married to Karen and they have two children, Nathan and Abigail.
What most people don't know about me: While living in the south, I officiated a wedding at Walmart.
I'll never be seen without: My hearing aids (except around my kids!)
My favorite caffeinated beverage: Toffee Nut Latte
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Verse: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. -Philippians 1:6
Heather | Creative Arts Director
What most people don't know about me: I'm a big fan of teen literature.
I'll never be seen without: Burts Beeswax chapstick, can't live without it!!
My favorite caffeinated beverage: There is nothing like a Iced Caramel Frappuccino on a hot day, but since I took all the joy out of life and quit eating sugar, I stick to plain old green tea.
Favorite Movie: It's a toss up between A Walk to Remember and Steel Magnolias (Didn't take me for a giant softy, did ya?)
Favorite Verse: No, in all these things we are more than conquerers through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:37-39
Taylor | Administrative Assistant
What most people don't know about me: I can wiggle my ears.
I'll never be seen without: Being heard. I'm a loud Italian woman - can't help it.
My favorite caffeinated beverage: Long shot of espresso with a splash of cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Favorite Movie: The Matrix
Favorite Verse: Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life. -1 Timothy 4:12
Kim | LP Kids Director
"Kids Ministry Rockstar"
What most people don't know about me: I was in a TV commercial.
I'll never be seen without: Inhaler/EpiPens in my "mom" purse. lol
My favorite caffeinated beverage: Vernors Slurpee.
Favorite Movie: I love Pitch Perfect...I get sucked in whenever it's on!
Favorite Verse: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. -Ephesians 4:29
Danny | Small Groups Director
"Fisher of Men, Pike, Bass & Walleye"
What most people don't know about me: I played baseball in college.
I'll never be seen without: Sunglasses. 8-)
My favorite caffeinated beverage: Pepsi.
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Verse: We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan. -Romans 8:28
Jeremy | Outreach Director
"Hat, Wigs & Props Fanatic"
What most people don't know about me: How much I weigh...
I'll never be seen without: Being barefoot, even in the winter.
My favorite caffeinated beverage: A concoction I made up consisting of Coke and Root Beer.
Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
Favorite Verse: I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. -John 16:33
Lynn | Business Administrator
What most people don't know about me: My idea of a nice night out is hanging out at home...
I'll never be seen without: Being busy!
My favorite caffeinated beverage: Peppermint Mocha Latte
Favorite Movie: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
Favorite Verse: What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? -Mark 8:36
Karen | Volunteer Coordinator
What most people don't know about me: I love to sing, but I can’t carry a tune to save my life!
I'll never be seen without: Gum or mints
Favorite caffeinated beverage: Non-fat, upside down caramel macchiato
Favorite Movie: Hope Floats (sappy, I know)
Favorite Verse: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
Jonah | Student Pastor
What most people don't know about me: I am extroverted but I also wrestle with anxiety in large groups.
I'll never be seen without: Wearing Yellow! ;)
Favorite caffeinated beverage: Mountain Dew
Favorite Movie: Father of Lights
Favorite Verse: Search me O God and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in Your way everlasting.
-Psalm 139: 23-24