Staff & Leadership

WCC

WATERFORD COMMUNITY CHURCH - 11:00am Sunday WORSHIP

Leadership Team

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.

Brent Wood

Lead Pastor

"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 almost 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)!"

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"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 almost 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)!"

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Nichole Corso

Childrens' Ministry Assistant

Nicole 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 part of our kids' ministry.

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Nicole 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 part of our kids' ministry.

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Chris Knuth

Director of Worship Arts

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Mark Manzer

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 35 years and have three grown children who are married living in Georga, Ohio, and West Michigan. They enjoy hiking, heading to the beach on Lake Michigan, attending community events, and especially visiting their six grand kids!

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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 35 years and have three grown children who are married living in Georga, Ohio, and West Michigan. They enjoy hiking, heading to the beach on Lake Michigan, attending community events, and especially visiting their six grand kids!

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Kim Rushing

Communications and Operations

Kim has attended Waterford for many years and enjoys serving the church she and her family attend. Kim is detailed and loves to laugh. She and her husband Mike have two fantastic kids.

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Kim has attended Waterford for many years and enjoys serving the church she and her family attend. Kim is detailed and loves to laugh. She and her husband Mike have two fantastic kids.

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Elder team

Brent Wood

Mark Manzer

Brent Barnes

Bill Eichhorn

George Hamilton

Gary Johnson

LaMoine Motz

Bob Taylor

Larry Wright