We believe strongly in the Reformed theological principle of the priesthood of all believers. That means that everyone who is confessing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior has been given gifts by the Holy Spirit and an appointment by God to do a form of ministry. This doesn't mean everyone needs to have a job with the church, rather it means that we are each called by God to bless His name by loving one another just as Christ loved us by serving one another.
In the Presbyterian way of doing church, the Session is a kind of spiritual board of directors. The Session is responsible for the whole life of the church: from spiritual care to making sure the roof stays on the sanctuary. Our Session consists of twelve members of the church elected by the congregation and ordained as Ruling Elders for this ministry. Pastor Seth serves as moderator of the Session. Please be in prayer for our Session as they seek to provide for the well-being of our whole church community.
The Board of Deacons provide for the spiritual care of church members and non-members primarily through home visits, prayer, and meeting basic needs. Deacons are also members of the church who are elected by the congregation and ordained as Deacons for this ministry.
We are currently in the process of finding our new permanent pastor
Melissa Dugan and Stephanie Montague, administrative assistants. Bio to come.
Edward Arter, Jr. is the organist and choir director and has been with us since March 2012. Ed was a full time member of the staff at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flint from 2003-2011. While at St. Paul’s, Ed directed five choirs, taught Sightsinging Classes and private lessons. The Music Program included a Summer Concert Series, Kidz Choir Kamp and yearly participation at a Royal School of Church Music Summer Course for Boys and Girls.
Ed is married to Julie who is an educator, and they share two children, Raven and Rishaul.
As a chorister, Ed has sung with Richardo Muti, Kurt Mazzur, Raphael Kubelik and Joseph Flummerfelt at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, The Academy in Philadelphia, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
As a conductor, Ed has offered Mass in G by Schubert, Requiem by Faure, and Coffee Cantata by Bach to name a few. He considers his most enjoyable work to have been done with children and youth (sometimes presenting musicals!) and with bell choirs, which have traveled nationwide to perform.
Ed has played organ recitals in New Jersey, New York , Missouri, Michigan, and the Virgin Islands.
Ed is the founder and former Chairman of the Board for CITI-ARTS school specializing in music. He has served Grace University of Omaha as Adjunct Professor of Music, specializing in solo hand bell ringing.
In his spare time, Ed likes to build and fly radio controlled helicopters and airplanes. You may reach Ed by calling the office at 810.735.5755.
Jake Kirk is our youth ministry intern and has served with us since August 2013. He attended Lake Fenton Community Schools where he graduated high school in 2008. He then attended Western Michigan University for two years after high school before transferring to the University Of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida for one year. He returned home and is now finishing up a degree in psychology at the University of Michigan-Flint. He is a freshmen football coach, freshmen basketball coach, and junior varsity baseball coach at Lake Fenton High School. He has been a Younglife and Wyldlife leader for Genesee county Younglife for two years. He has been on Younglife staff for a year and a half, going as a leader for many high school and middle school kids to Younglife camps in Northern Michigan and even Colorado. He enjoys writing, sports, going on adventures, and going out to eat. Jesus has completely changed his life and given him a heart for youth. He is very excited to be apart of this family and grow in my relationship with the Lord and spread this awesome love with the youth in our community. He cannot wait to meet and get to know you all and be in community helping to grow and spread the awesome love of Jesus Christ!
Sandy Oda is our nursery caregiver and custodian. She will have a bio when the webmaster remembers to ask her for one.