A Look Inside Westwinds

A church for the misfits and miscreants, rabble and rebels. We’re an orthodox (meaning: not crazy, not cultists) church with an unorthodox (meaning: high energy, non-traditional) approach, on mission to shadow God, build the church, and heal the world.

A church in which everybody gets to play and a mission to which everyone can belong.

Have any questions or comments? Want to visit? We’d love to hear from you! You can call us at (517) 750-1111 or click the contact button to e-mail us.


Shadow God

Learning to follow God and to experience the life He desires for all creation.

Build the Church

Creating a place where people can be changed, affect change in the world, and introduce more people to God’s plan to heal the world.

Heal the World

The local church is the hope of the world. It is our task to find ways to help those in need and to share the message of God’s love and redemption of world as we do it.

Our Vision

To bring Christ to the spiritually curious, those disenfranchised with organized religion, the thinkers, and the creatives.


Core Values


Our Leaders

It takes teamwork to make the dream work. Here is ours.

Dave

David McDonald

Lead Pastor
200lbs of premature wisdom & never-ending youth with pale skin and dark tattoos.
david.mcdonald@westwinds.org


Ben

Ben Redmond

Journey Pastor
Executive Director @ the Hub Teen Center. Teacher. Developer. Pastor. Coach.
ben.redmond@westwinds.org


Terri

TERRI MCGARRY

Kids’ Journey Designer
Encourager. Developer. Listener. Counselor. Theolog. Fun Generator. Glitter Fairy.
terri.mcgarry@westwinds.org

Michelle

MICHELLE POLING

Office Manager
Communicator. Multi-tasker. Coordinator. Believer. Manager. Problem Solver.
michelle@westwinds.org


Kevin

Kevin Nichols

Graphics/Music Assistant
Music guy. Art guy. Husband and family guy. Lover of Jesus and life guy.

Kelly

KELLY HEATH

Worship Designer
Pianist. Singer. Resourcer. Song Charter. Teacher. Encourager.
kelly.heath@westwinds.org

Mel

MEL EVANS

Graphic Designer
Renaissance woman. Book binder. Graphic Designer. Creative. Listener.
mel.evans@westwinds.org


Amy

AMY GAFKJEN

Communications Designer
Editor. Ailurophile. Researcher. Pastor Decoder. Word Wrangler. Reader. Ruminator.
amy.gafkjen@westwinds.org


Brooke

BROOKE PIESKE

Journey Assistant
Team Jesus. Latte Designer. Faith Artist. Hufflepuff. Reader. Thinker. Ted The Cat.
brooke@westwinds.org

Jacob

Jacob McGarry

Media Designer
Screen-wrangler. Innovator. Tester. Digital Native.
jacob@westwinds.org