OUR TEAM

Gregg Davis

Lead Pastor

 

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Life verse
Isaiah 43:1-3 – “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you,” Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.”

Family/Heritage
Pastor Gregg married Rachelle in 1992 and they have three grown children; Curtis (Aileen), Kelsie, & Colin. They also have one adorable granddaughter Ivy.

Role at The Naz
As the Lead Pastor, Pastor Gregg’s role is to represent Christ by providing visionary leadership while modeling the heart of a servant.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Pastor Gregg’s passion is to see people experience true transformation in Christ that leads them to fulfill their God-given potential in life and ministry.

Fun Fact
He enjoys traveling, working in the yard, camping, hiking, and fishing.

Favorite Local Restaurant
His favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse, or anyplace with a good steak!

Jamie, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Jamie Fuller

Administration & Connections Pastor

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JAMIE@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Family/Heritage
Jamie met her husband Jason at The Naz in 2010 when they discovered they had the exact same birthday (except Jason is 5 years older). They have been married since 2012 and have had the blessing to work alongside each other in ministry. They have a daughter, Addison, born in 2016, and a son, Jaxon, born in 2018. They are in a crazy fun season of life with two little ones and working full-time in ministry but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Role at The Naz
Jamie is the Connections Pastor at The Naz. One of her favorite things to do is connect with newer families and individuals and help them get plugged into the church and take steps toward spiritual growth. Jamie wears many “hats in ministry” as she assists with administration, marketing, and communications at the church as well.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Jamie understands that coming to a new church can be hard and intimidating regardless if you have a church background or not. Her heart and desire is for every person (whether you’re brand new or have been a member for years) to feel welcomed and loved. Her desire is to help every person feel part of the church family and take steps to grow in Christ.

Fun Fact
Jamie is a workout junkie. She also loves teaching drumming and PiYo. She enjoys outdoor activities and being with her family. She also enjoys cooking and trying yummy healthy dishes.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Jamie’s favorite restaurant is anything Mexican!!!

Megan, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Megan Durand

Pastoral Counseling & CR Pastor

Celebrate Recovery

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MEGAN@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Romans 12:1-2 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Family/Heritage
Megan is married and has 4 adult children.

Role at The Naz
Megan is our Celebrate Recovery Pastor and provides Pastoral Counseling/Coaching.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Megan’s desire is for everyone to experience the hope, healing, and freedom that is offered through the truth of Jesus Christ!

Fun Fact
Megan loves spending time with family and friends whether it is playing games, going to movies, camping, anything outdoors, or just hanging out!

Favorite Local Restaurant
Megan’s favorite restaurants are Stateside Deli and Diamonds.

Iris, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Iris Johnson 

Assistant Children’s Director

Children’s Ministry

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IRIS@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Family/Heritage
Iris and her husband Kyle got married in 2003. They have 8 beautiful children: 3 busy, competitive, fun boys and 5 sweet, caring, strong-willed girls.

Role at The Naz
Iris’ role at The Naz is the Assistant for Children’s Ministry in the K-4 department.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Her hope in ministry is that she would be able to show Christ’s gift of love to kids. It is her desire to teach biblical truth in all that she does. She wants to show kids how to love God, love others, and continue to grow in their faith each and every day.

Fun Fact
She loves camping with her family, baking, running, and being in the country!

Favorite Local Restaurant
Iris’ favorite restaurant is Brighton Bar and Grill.

Dawn, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Dawn Kennedy

Early Childhood Director & Marketing

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DAWN@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.”

Family/Heritage
Dawn has been married to her husband, Bobby Kennedy since 2003. Together they have 2 amazing children: Mason (born 2005) and Brooklynn (born 2008).

Role at The Naz
Dawn is the Early Childhood Director. She oversees the Early Childhood Ministry; ages 0-5 years. This includes Little Mops and Wednesday night EC programs.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Dawn’s goal is for her little friends to know: God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever!

Fun Fact
She has 2 shih tzu doggies: Oliver and Luna. She enjoys playing games and watching movies with her family.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Dawn’s favorite restaurant is The Detroit Wing Company; all because of the yummy habanero ranch fries. Yum!

Lindsey, a staff member at the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Lyndsey Herndon 

Bookkeeper/Giving Recorder

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FINANCE@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Family/Heritage
Lyndsey is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Herndon and sister to Geoffrey Herndon. 

Role at The Naz
Lyndsey is the Bookkeeper and our Giving Recorder.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Lyndsey’s desire in ministry is to see the church walk boldly in faith of God’s provision, while being a good steward of what has been generously given to grow his Kingdom!

Fun Fact
She loves to play golf and spend time with family.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Lyndsey’s favorite restaurant is Cheryl’s Place in Brighton.

Rachelle, a staff member at the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Rachelle Davis

Interim 5th/6th Grade Director

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RACHELLE@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Psalm 37: 4 – 5 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; Trust also in Him and He will do it.

Family/Heritage
Rachelle married pastor Gregg in 1992 and has loved the journey of pastoral ministry ever since. She has served as Children’s Minister for 25 years in the churches where they have served. Curtis, Aileen, sweet baby Ivy, Kelsie, and Colin are the greatest gifts that God has given! 

Role at The Naz
Rachelle is the director of the 5/6th grade department.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Rachelle’s passion is to see these young teens create solid, lifelong decisions for Jesus that can withstand the pressures of life. She believes that those firm, spiritual roots, made while they are young, will become the anchor and strength for their teenage years and beyond.

Fun Fact
She was an interpreter for the deaf; loves spending days in the pool with a good book, adores traveling, and spending time with family.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Lyndsey’s favorite restaurant is 2Fogs in Howell.

Dawn, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Andrew Grenier

ONU+ & Young Adult Director

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ANDREW@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Psalms 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Family/Heritage
Andrew has been married to his wife Nicole since 2017. They have five beautiful girls and love the Lord. 

Role at The Naz
Andrew is the Director of our Olivet Nazarene University (ONU+) satellite campus ministry and Minister to Young Adults. He is also responsible for directing the Youth Center facility.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Andrew’s passion in ministry is sharing his faith with others, and helping them connect the dots between life today and the future we have in Christ. Young adulthood is a critical time in a persons life, and he enjoys mentoring and doing life with others. We are all missionaries in a sense, and Andrew’s hope is to be obedient by boldly walking the walk and helping others along their journey with God. Even though we live in a broken world, we carry a responsibility as disciples to love others the way Jesus loves.

Fun Fact
Andrew was born in Denver, Colorado, spent most of his childhood in New Mexico, and has lived in the midwestern states for the past 20 years. He enjoys quality time with his family and relaxing on the patio during warm Michigan summer evenings.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Don Juan in Brighton or at home cooking a variety of different cuisines from scratch.

Jason, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Jason Fuller

Associate Pastor

Adult Ministry

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JASON@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Family/Heritage
Jason is married to his wife Jamie; best friend since 2012 and the most beautiful woman in the world. Together they have a wildly bright and beautiful daughter, Addison, and a son, Jaxon, who is molded by strength and perseverance.

Role at The Naz
Jason’s role at The Naz is Associate Pastor. His primary role is to help people become disciples who make more disciples.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Jason’s desire is for all of us to recognize the lies that are divisive or distract us from knowing the truth in all things as it is the truth (Jesus) that sets us free.

Fun Fact
Jason loves competing with himself and pushing himself one step further than what he did yesterday. Most commonly, running or riding the trails.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Jason’s favorite local restaurant is whatever his wife is cooking, but if she’s not, take him to Sushi Zen!

Josh, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Josh Keene

Worship Director

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JOSH@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Family/Heritage
Josh grew up in the Eastern Michigan District at the Morenci Church of the Nazarene and has led worship at churches in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois since 2008. Josh married his wife Heidi in 2003 and they have 2 sons, Jonah and Micah who are students at Livingston Christian Schools.

Role at The Naz
Josh is the Worship Director at The Naz and is working to lead the church into authentic worship on Sundays and throughout the week.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
His desire is to see the church enter into authentic worship with Jesus.

Fun Fact
As a lifelong creative, Josh’s hobbies are always changing but currently, at the top of the list, he enjoys writing (currently working on a middle-grade fiction novel) and woodworking. He and his wife enjoy friends, travel, spending time at their cabin at the Michigan District Campground, and Sunday night popcorn and movie night.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Josh’s favorite local restaurant is take out from El Patron Mexican Restaurant on Monday nights.

Gary, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Gary Wissmueller

Visitation Pastor

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GARY@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Ephesians 6:13 – “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand.”

Family/Heritage
Gary has been married to his wife Lisa for 34 years. He has 2 adult children, Paul and Michelle and one adult stepson, Jamie. They have 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Role at The Naz
Gary was a pipefitter for 30 years. He is retired now and serves as Visitation Pastor at the Naz.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
His hope and passion is to always serve those who are sick or home-bound, and that need to know that Jesus loves them and so does the church family.

Fun Fact
Gary loves Hershey’s birthday kisses, walks in the woods, and hunting.

Favorite Local Restaurant
His favorite restaurant is BurritoBar in Howell.

Jill, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Jill Slater

Children’s Director

Children’s Ministry

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JILL@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
1Peter 4:7-11 “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

Family/Heritage
Jill married her high school sweetheart, Brian, in April 1979. Their son, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, have 4 children and their daughter, Iris, and son-in-law, Kyle, have 8 children.

Role at The Naz
Jill is Children’s Director for the grades Kindergarten through Fourth Grade at The Naz.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Jill believes that every child, that we have the true pleasure of having part of our ministry, is a gift. Her desire is to open their hearts to truly know our Lord so their lives will be Forever pointed to seeking Him every single day of their precious life.

Fun Fact
Her parents had a funny sense of humor naming her Jill with an older brother named Jack. So my life growing up was us hearing the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill went up the hill”. So this is an easy way to remember who she is.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Jill’s favorite restaurant is Salsaritas.

Sarah, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Sarah Slater 

Assistant Children’s Director

Children’s Ministry

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SARAH@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

Family/Heritage
Sarah married her husband Scott in 2005, and they have 4 children ranging in ages 16 to 6; Hayden, Amelia, Colton, and Deacon.

Role at The Naz
She is the Children’s Ministry Assistant at The Naz.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Sarah’s hope is to plant a seed in children’s hearts, and that they would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. She loves lightbulb moments when she’s teaching and she can see the child getting it.

Fun Fact
Her favorite place and time spent is with my family on Crystal Lake.

Susan, a staff member at the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Susan Dickinson

Receptionist

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ADMIN@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Family/Heritage
Susan is married to Todd Dickinson. She has 3 sons Matthew, Tyler, and Mark.

Role at The Naz
Susan’s role at The Naz is Administrative Assistant. She answers the phones and helps with office jobs.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Susan’s hopes in ministry are to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in the world. She longs to be there for others and share God’s love with them.

Fun Fact
Susan loves coffee, reading, being outside, and camping.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Her favorite local restaurant is Tomato Brothers.

Dawn, a member of the Naz in Brighton Michigan

Jon Hall

7th, 8th, & High School Pastor

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JON@THENAZ.ORG

Life verse
Luke 9:62 “Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Family/Heritage
Pastor Jon has served in a variety of pastoral roles (lead pastor, youth pastor, worship pastor) in The Church of the Nazarene since 2004 and was ordained as an elder 2012. Pastor Jon has been married to Julie since 2016. Pastor Jon has two sons, Grayson and Jackson.

Role at The Naz
As the senior high youth pastor, Jon’s role is to lead students toward a deeper understanding of how they can experience the love of Christ in their lives and express the love of Christ in this world.

Passions or Hopes in Ministry
Pastor Jon’s passion for ministry is to see students claim their identity in Christ and to be empowered to live boldly as they navigate the pressures of life, school, relationships, etc.

Fun Fact
Pastor Jon enjoys hiking, backpacking and camping.

Favorite Local Restaurant
Jon’s favorite restaurant is anywhere that serves barbecue!