We're fortunate to have a great staff and leadership team. They're super passionate about leading in their area of ministry, but they also love to bring volunteers on board! Let's introduce them.
"Hey, everyone, I'm Brent - and I have been pastor here at WCC since 2010 - but I honestly believe these days are some of the best since I have been here. We're seeing our church grow younger and the enthusiasm ramp up, while at the same time being aided by the wisdom of those older. We truly are an intergenerational church.
"My wife Kelly and I have been married for over 30 years and love doing life together - especially if there is some way for us to get outdoors. We do a lot of biking (summertime) and hiking (year-round). We have three kids that we're tight with. Allie and her husband live in Pasadena, Lindsay lives in the Chicago area, and Luke lives in Grand Rapids. I am a huge family guy - and love to visit with my kids any chance I get (especially California in the cold months)!"
Childrens' Ministry Assistant
Nichole and her family have been attenders of Waterford Community Church and have been involved in our children's ministries. In 2021, she came on staff to give leadership to our Faith Mountain program, and to help us connect with parents and families. She gets practice at home as she and her husband Brian have three children who are part of our kids' ministry.
Director of Worship Arts
Chris Knuth has been leading worship at Waterford since February 2022. He has been in ministry since 2004. Chris and his wife Jill have been married for 18 years and have four children. Chris enjoys doing handyman work and kayaking with his family.
Jill Knuth joined the staff as Administrative Assistant January 2023. She is Chris' better half and is working to keep us organized and connected with Waterford Community Church family. If you have any questions about WCC fill out the Connect / Prayer Card and she will be sure to get back with you or have one of the staff contact you.
Gary has been a part of Waterford Community Church for many years. He serves on staff as our Financial Administrator seeing that our finances are handled with care and expertise. He and his wife Susan also volunteer in a variety of discipleship ministry areas.
Families and Discipleship Pastor
Mark has been at Waterford since February 2017, working hard to develop volunteer groups, family ministries, small groups, and overseeing operations. Mark has been a youth pastor, campus pastor and church planter in the past, and brings a great style of leadership to the team. He and his wife Sue have been married for 37 years and have three grown children who are married living in Georgia, Ohio, and West Michigan. They enjoy hiking, heading to the beach on Lake Michigan, attending community events, and especially visiting their seven grand kids!