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Regional Elders

Five Regional Elders serve a pastoral and support role with several congregatons on behalf of the Michigan Region, making regular visits with ministers and congregations. Churches should call upon their Regional  Elder for support, including during times of ministerial transistions. 

Contact the Regional Office with your Regional  Elder requests. 

Following are the Regional Elders and churches they serve:

MICHIGAN EAST DISTRICT ELDER: Shirley Martinson  

  1. First Christian Church - Adrian
  2. Memorial Christian Church - Ann Arbor
  3. New Covenant Christian Church - Flushing
  4. Triumphant Temple of Praise - Flint
  5. True Foundation - Flint
  6. Unity Christian Church - Swartz Creek
  7. Vermont Christian Church - Flint

MICHIGAN EAST DISTRICT ELDER:  John McCauslin

  1. Beacon Hill Ministries - Canton
  2. Bethany Christian Church - Detroit
  3. Christian Church - Ferndale
  4. First Christian Church West - Saginaw
  5. Full Gospel Christian Church - Detroit
  6. Northwestern Christian Church - Detroit
  7. Serenity Christian Church - Hazel Park
  8. The Word Christian Church - Detroit
  9. United Christian Church - Detroit

MICHIGAN NORTH DISTRICT ELDER:  Terry Van Heyningen

  1. Blain Christian Church - Arcadia
  2. Burt Lake Christian Church - Burt Lake
  3. Church of Christ - Luther
  4. Clay Hill Christian Church - Cadillac
  5. First Christian Church -Cadillac
  6. First Christian Church -Manton
  7. First Christian Church -Petoskey
  8. First Christian Church -Traverse City
  9. Grace Christian Church - Frankfort

MICHIGAN WEST DISTRICT ELDER:  Rosalie Karunas

  1. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Kalamazoo
  2. First Christian Church -Battle Creek
  3. First Christian Church -Dowagiac
  4. First Christian Church -Lansing
  5. First Christian Church -Paw Paw
  6. Riverview Park Christian Church - St. Joseph
  7. United Church of Wayland - Wayland
  8. Woodgrove Brethern Christian Parish - Hastings
  9. Central Woodward Christian Church - Troy

MICHIGAN WEST DISTRICT  ELDER: Barbara Pratt

  1. Cascade Christian Church - Grand Rapids
  2. Central Christian Church - Grand Rapids
  3. Cowden Lake Christian Church - Coral
  4. First Christian Church -Ionia
  5. First Christian Church -Muir
  6. First Christian Church -Muskegon
  7. Harvest Time Christian Church - Muskegon Heights
  8. Fremont Christian Church -Fremont
  9. Fuente de Agua Viva - Holland