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.

THE CHURCH WE SEE
This is our vision for the ideal version of Westwinds.
We're setting our hearts, hands and souls towards creating this future.
read "the church we see"

Core Values


PLUMBLINES
These plumb lines help us ensure that our ministries, decisions, and initiatives line up with the core values and priorities we claim to have. And they let everyone know how we're supposed to do things around here. Let's be clear: these don't represent the only way to do ministry, or even necessarily the right way to do ministry, but they do represent our way of doing ministry. Their purpose is to clarify how we plan to shadow God, build the church, and heal the world right now.
read the plumblines

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

Michelle

MICHELLE POLING

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

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
Jacob

Jacob McGarry

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

Aimee Coolbaugh

Journey Associate
Encourager. Prayer warrior. Advocate. Proud Memaw. People connector. Friend.
aimee.coolbaugh@westwinds.org


Eric

ERIC KELLY

Operations Designer
Empathetic Extrovert. Heart of an impish monk.
eric.kelly@westwinds.org