Education: Anderson University, BA in Religious Studies; Anderson School of Theology, M.Div. Joined the Staff: February 1995 Family: Married to Lisa; Dad to Cole and Caleb. Interesting Facts: Steve enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, tennis, reading, and being with his family. Future Dream Purchase: A fully restored late 60's muscle car. Hey, I can dream, can’t I? Favorite Scripture: Matthew 22:37-40 -- ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (NIV) Vision: For the Church to be a community that fully reflects the character of Christ.
Rhonda Plants – Office Secretary:
Home Roots: Belmont, Michigan Education: Graduated from Rockford High School and attended Anderson University Joined the Staff: August 2006 Family: Married to Daniel Plants; they have two children: Emily and Tyler. Interesting Facts: Rhonda enjoys camping, road trips, games, puzzles, antiquing, and spending time with family and friends. Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Vision: To be a good listener, to be kind and to treat others the way I like to be treated.
Karen Stevens – Church Custodian:
Home Roots: Grand Rapids, Michigan Education: BA in English with a Minor in Reading Diagnostics; Elementary Education; Michigan Certified Cosmetology Joined the Staff: 2009 as Church Custodian; 2011 as Kids Hope USA Director Family: Three sons: Andy, Rob, and Nick. Interesting Facts: Karen loves classics – movies, cars, and music. Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 19:1 (NIV) “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands,” and Philippians 4:13 (NIV) “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Vision: To be kind, accepting, helpful, and orderly in a chaotic world.
Judy Kerwin – Parish Nurse & Kids Hope USA Director:
Home Roots: Grand Rapids – long-standing member of Faith United Education: Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts and Professional Nursing from Grand Rapids Community College. Completed the Calvin College Parish Nursing Program in 2004. Joined the Staff: 2004. Since that time Judy has helped to develop and maintain Faith United’s Parish Nursing program. Employment: Registered Nurse Account Manager for a medical technology company Family: Married to Terry Kerwin with four grown daughters and, so far, five grandchildren. Interesting Facts: Judy enjoys music and literature. She has traveled throughout the US, Ireland, and England. She also loves spending time with her wonderful family. Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:38-39 (NLT) “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow - not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Vision: The goal of a Parish Nurse is to serve as a health minister who provides Christian support to members of the church family across the span while promoting health, healing, and an understanding of the relationship between lifestyle, attitudes, faith, and well-being.
Daniel Przybylski – Youth Director:
Home Roots: Belmont, Michigan
Education: Kuyper College, Current Student - Working on a BA in Youth Ministry; Graduated from Rockford High School in 2014.
Joined the Staff: February 2017
Family: Married to Heidi.
Interesting Facts: Daniel enjoys camping, relaxing, playing sports, swimming and spending time with his family. Future dream purchase: a small house with 10 acres of land.
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”
Vision: For the church to be multi-generationally connected, and to have them respect, value, and learn from one another.
Faith United Church of God
3290 Walker Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Phone: (616) 784-5060
Love God, Grow together in Christ, Serve others - amen