Kevin Edlefson

Lead/Teaching Pastor, Elder

Kevin and his wife, Amy, come to us after spending time in Michigan, Canada, Wisconsin, then back to Kalamazoo! They have three kiddos, Emily, Owen and Anna, and enjoy movie nights, camping and community theatre. Kevin has been on staff at established churches and led a church plant, The Garden, in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Hope College, studied at Regent College and began a doctoral program at Northern Seminary on Missional Church Leadership. He’d love to hang out and play disc golf with you or join you for a caffeinated beverage – so hit him up!

Melissa Orweller

Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Born in da U.P. (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – if you’re not from around here), Melissa moved down state to the Detroit area when she was 5. She is a WMU graduate with a double major in interpersonal communications and French and spent a semester studying abroad in France. Melissa met her husband, Jon, at WMU while living in the dorms. They have an active toddler, Eli. A huge Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fan, she also loves to spend her spare time reading and participating in a book club, and hot yoga – but not at the same time.

Caleb Vanderhill

Student Developer

Caleb is avid movie watcher who loves to be inside with a good book as well as out exploring the great outdoors. He has traveled the world and enjoys long backcountry hiking trips as well as short trips to the beach. He grew up in Michigan but studied Theology in Iowa where he got his degree in Youth Ministry from Dordt College. He spends long hours combing his beard but he would love to take time out to get to know you and be involved in the community.

Rebecca Bell

Child and Family Life Developer

Rebecca is a mom of five lively kids and a long-time local piano teacher. In her spare time she loves to read (books about theology and spiritual life, as well as classic British mystery novels are favs), write, and run the country roads surrounding her home in the Richland area. Rebecca met her husband Joel in a castle in Spain during a mission trip, and they’ve been married since 1997. She loves many varieties of ethnic food, and can’t live without coffee.

Willis Bouwman

Creative Arts Catalyst

Willis loves to play his guitars hours on end and write music. He also is a gamer and loves to play games both on the table and on the screen. Most of all… Willis loves to spend time with his family and friends and share life with others while enjoying a cold beverage!

Kim Kopec

Communications Coordinator

Kim is a right-brainer who specializes in communicating with creativity and simplicity. She is married, and is a mom to two beautiful daughters, one pug (Herbie the Luv Pug) and a chocolate lab (CoCo – what else do you name a chocolate lab?).
Kim also owns her own website design business. When she’s not designing, she would rather be kicking back with a book and a beverage.