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My name is Bruce and I am a Pastor, leader, and learner. I am also a father to two great kids, Noah and Abigail, and a husband to a terrific woman, Kelly. More importantly than that, I am a child of the Living God striving to live a life pleasing to my Lord and Leader - Jesus!
After spending 15 years in Student ministry serving churches in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, the Lord brought us back home to the Downriver Detroit community in May 2009 to become the Pastor of Grace Church in Allen Park, Michigan. which is a a part of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) family. Grace is an amazing place where we all can strive after Jesus, just the way we are. The Lord is doing amazing things at Grace and I invite you to come check us out on Sunday Mornings at 10:34 am.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at William Tyndale College and my Master of Divinity degree at Rockbridge Seminary. I am currently working toward a Doctorate of Ministry.
I am a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings, Michigan football, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. In my spare time, I like to read and hang out with my family.
Andrew LaBo has been attending Grace Church since 1996.
Andrew has been involved in many areas of ministry here at Grace Church and enjoys seeing lives impacted and changed by the
Good News of Jesus Christ.
He is currently finishing his commissioned pastor process for the Reformed Church in America.
I have attended Grace Church since I was 10 years old; I became a member at 16 and have seen lots of changes and new faces.
I am very excited to see the blessings that continue to be present in the people and ministries of Grace.
I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a
Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude. I have taught full-time and continue to teach part-time classes in computer applications at a local adult education program.
I have 2 sisters and a brother and I am an aunt to 5 nieces and 3 nephews.
I love reading, walking, traveling, and I am a big classic movie fan. My favorite TV/Cable program is Turner Classic Movies.
My favorite Bible passage, among many, is Psalm 34:8 "O taste and see that the LORD is good; happy are those who take refuge in him."
Being an educator, 30 years as a teacher of adults, I love our Discovery Class program. It is exciting to see people process through the five classes and see the growth in their faith and walk as a Christian.
I love it when the Word of God penetrates hearts and followers of Christ take seriously their faith walk and become interested in their daily time in the Word. I have been member here at Grace for over fifty years and have seen many changes. But I am more excited than ever to see the things that are happening now; to see our members grow spiritually as well as our vision to reach out to our community with the Gospel. That is why to me Discipleship is important and God honoring.
When I am not working the secretarial job you can usually find me trying to keep up my house and in my spare time indulging my hobbies of reading and jewelry making. Did I fail to mention Spider Solitaire a time filler/time waster as well?
What do I like most about the Discovery Classes team?
Their enthusiasm and willingness to teach these ongoing classes.
Each current facilitator Bruce, Andy, Mary, Lisa, Ursula, Karry and Laura love this ministry and love getting to know our members thru leading them through these sessions. They all are always willing to give of their time to provide a consistency in presenting these classes at least 3 times a year.
Can we believe some of us have been doing this for over 10 years? Here’s to the next 10 years. And a big thank you to others who have led
these classes in the past.
I am a mom of one son who will be 26 years old this month, June 2018.
I’ve worked in the medical field for the past 25 years and I've watched God move in amazing ways.
I love to bake.
The best thing about being an elder is watching the Holy Spirit move in each member of the leadership and how that always seems to line up.
I love the friendship and relationships that are growing as a result of my position.
I am married to Eunice and we have two daughters.
I've served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 8 years and currently am an associate attorney at Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weiss.
I am involved on the worship team, missions and in outreach.
I am married to Brynn.
We have three amazing children.
I enjoy serving others.
I get to create videos showing what God is doing through Grace Church, help the Children's ministry and the Worship Team.
I enjoy editing videos and working on digital media.
I am originally from Minnesota and moved here to work for Ford Motor Company where I am an electrical engineer.
I serve with the worship team where I play bass guitar and work with many other behind-the-scenes logistics.
I am currently serving as clerk of consistory.
I married Walt in 1971.
We have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.
I have been part of the leadership team for the children's ministry for the last few years. I am the scheduling person for the children's ministry.
I have worked with children and teens since I became a Christian 42 years ago.
Eric Miller is involved in many aspects of care for Grace Church with regard to the building and the people.
He is a reserved man who prefers being behind the scenes.
His favorite part of being on Consistory is when things are accomplished that result in improving the life of the building or its members.
I was born and raised in Southern California although I have grown to love Michigan. My passion is for missions and I'm excited to see where God will lead Grace.
Favorite thing about your team: Our love and commitment for the children at Grace to help them grow in their faith and knowledge of God.
Hobbies: Sports, reading, camping
I am a follower of our Savior Jesus Christ. I love seeing people healed and delivered of their hurts, habits and hangups using the biblical principles of Celebrate Recovery by surrendering their lives to His
reckless love and salvation.
I have been involved with Celebrate Recovery for 8 years and have been witness to amazing transformation, including my own, which continues through all my days. I look forward to meeting you.
The Lord is so good to all His children. He has blessed me with 2 beautiful children who are now beautiful women. I am married to a wonderful man, Bud, he is also is involved in the food ministry here at Grace church. We work together to serve our Lord and we welcome you with open arms.
Our Wednesday lunches are a great way to meet folks in the community and grab some groceries.
I read the Bible and Upper room each day.
I enjoy designing and building things, mostly in wood.
I talk and text with all who want to talk. I find peace in the arms of Jesus.
I became a Christian when I was 25 years old and have served in the churches I have been blessed to be a member of. I have been married for 16 years to Richard. I have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, who is married and now I have 2 beautiful grand daughters. I enjoy knitting/crocheting, sewing, reading and camping. I especially love cooking on an open fire.
I serve as team leader for Women's ministry. We are a team of ladies who want to help other ladies become the women God has intended them to be. We encourage accountability, studying scripture, worship, prayer and fellowship. We achieve this by being part of a connect group, study for spiritual growth and maturity and fellowship through planned events.
The best part of working in this ministry is to see all our ladies become the woman, wife, mother, daughter, etc. that God has intended them to be. I love to see the spiritual growth take place and I love that I get to work with a great team of ladies who love God and serve
with a Christ-like heart.
Laura has been practicing Dental Hygiene with Dr. Ray in Taylor for almost 30 years. Being married to Andy for longer than that, they enjoy 3 grown children and have been blessed with one grandson so far. They look forward to their family increasing in numbers.
Laura enjoys hosting people in her home as well as playing the piano and bike riding.
Her favorite thing about the Set Free Ministry is coming alongside people and seeing the transformation that takes place during their freedom appointment. She encourages everyone to experience their own.
Laura has been working with the worship team for many years. She has served with as few as 3 people and as many as 25. Her favorite thing about serving in the worship team aside from ministering to people is recognizing God at work. Seeing how He knits thing together is the blessing that keeps her going.
My husband, Dale, and I have been married for over 44 years. We have been blessed with 3 children and so far 2 grand daughters who are our world. I have been at Grace for over 20 years and served in many ways including consistory, Celebrate Recovery, community meals, first impressions team and Christmas Baskets.
The Christmas Basket ministry is one of my favorites. It lets us be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community. It's amazing how something as small as a food basket can bless a family in a HUGE way! I love my team and how well everyone works together. Although we are doing for others, the truth is that we are blessed just as much if not more.
I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, swimming in my pool and going on adventures.
Communion Team prepares the elements on Communion Sundays and completes clean up after the service.
My name is Michelle Glenzer. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Robert, for close to 20 years. We have 2 handsome boys, Josh and Luke. I was born in Michigan, but I moved around when I was younger and I have only lived back here for about 16 years, 15 of which I have lived in Allen Park. I stay at home most weekdays babysitting my beautiful niece, Genevieve, but I also teach Cooking/Baking at a homeschool group in Lincoln Park. God has used me in so many ways and am thankful for the changes He makes in me on a daily basis. I am a completely different person than I was before coming to Grace Church and it is because God has placed me in a place that I can thrive.
I have recently taken on leading the Drama Team and I am loving it. I had my acting debut in the Easter skit back in 2014, and caught the bug for sure! If you would have known me before I began coming to Grace Church you would have never guessed that I would enjoy being up on stage with all eyes on me. With the newly resurrected Drama Team and help from the Tech Team you should always expect some very fun and interesting supplements to the sermons.
In my free time I love to do arts, crafts, baking and I recently took up running. I have one 6k under my belt and am currently training for the 2018 Detroit Free Press Half Marathon. Here is another example of just how great God is and how much he has changed me… the girl once unable to run for even 10 seconds is about to complete a Half Marathon.
I grew up at Grace Church. I started attending when I was 4 and became a member in my teens. I met my husband here and we’ve been married 14 years. We have two beautiful daughters. I have held many positions at Grace including youth group leader, wedding coordinator, deacon, elder, fellowship team leader and most recently leader of finance.
The world of finance in the church is always changing. I am constantly challenged and learning new things. God’s movement in the finances of Grace cannot be denied. He has always provided and showed His faithfulness through the finances. My team is second to none, I am so thankful for them and blessed by them.
I love spending time with my family and friends, making cherished memories. My husband and daughters are my world. I’m a proud soccer mom who spends most of my non-working time with my kids and their various activities. I like to read. I love football. I love my Bible study groups and fellowship.
Our First Impressions team is our welcoming team at Grace.
They help make coffee, help with parking and greet folks as they come into the church on Sunday mornings.
Hey! Chris here! In my free time you can catch me working on a video project, or doing photography with my wife Becca Riley! I enjoy The Office marathons and in my down time relaxing with friends and family.
So that in Everything, He might have the supremacy.
I married my beautiful wife Michelle in 2002.
We have four children.
I am an avid fan of reptiles and amphibians.
I started serving in tech in about 2012 and became the leader in 2015.
The thing that I like the best about serving on the Production Arts team is the global reach of electronic media and being on the cutting edge of implementing a social media presence for the Gospel.