meet the team 

Pastor Brian and Heather Cornett

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brian is  passionate about everyone knowing the good news of a loving and amazing Father who did not come to condemn but to seek and save that which was lost. Brian and Heather have been married for fifteen years and have three children, Isaiah, Bellla and Gideon.  Authenticity, passion, love, and honor are the foundations of Brian and Heather's  family and of Family of Christ Church where people can belong before they believe. 

Adam & Kelly Vertican 

Senior Leadership Team


Adam & Kelly are part of the FOC Senior Leadership team. They are the proud parents of two amazing boys, Joshua and Jesse. They love connecting with people. They are fun, real and adventurous. Their heart is to see people grow in relationship with God as a good Father and to build community. Adam and Kelly  own Impact Building Company in Petoskey MI.

Pastor Rita Osborn  

Pastoral Care Director 


Pastor Rita is  part of the Senior Leadership team and serves on staff  as the director of Pastoral Care.  She is also a certified Life Coach. She has a passion for people to know God as a father and to find wholeness. Her and her  husband Brad have two daughters and also own a local window cleaning business.  

Pastor Tony Balistreri

Family Pastor


Pastor Tony is passionate about children's ministry. He gets excited about investing in the next generation and encouraging their spiritual journey as they grow. He is never at a loss for fun adventurous ideas that draw kids into an encounter with Jesus. Pastor Tony is married to his beautiful wife Rita and they have two supportive girls Sophia and Bella. Pastor Tony is bi-vocational serving as part time staff at the church and is also an Electrician. His wife Rita is a Nurse Practitioner with Little Traverse Bay Medical Care. 

Aaron & Jessica Hamilton 

Jr & Sr. High Youth Leaders


Aaron & Jessica Hamilton get excited about leading youth into a deeper relationship with Jesus. They are not afraid of difficult questions and enjoy diving into a wide variety of topics during their Sunday morning youth service. They have three middle schoolers themselves, Landon, Conner, and Annabelle. Aaron is a builder with Impact Builders in Petoskey and Jessica owns a health and wellness buisness. 

‚ÄčKalie Lechowicz

Worship Leader 


Kalie is our Worship Leader. She loves to lead others into the presence of God through music and empowering other worship leaders. Kalie leads 4 teams of musicians and oversees the worship experience at both of our campuses on a weekly basis. 

Pastor Dave  Ledingham

Senior Leadership Team 

 Dave is part of the Senior Leadership team. He and his wife Deborah  truly live what they teach.  When you talk with them, you feel loved and encouraged to grow in your true Sonship with the Lord. They desire to see people grow in their relationship with the Lord & function in their gifts & callings.   Pastor Dave is a retired surgeon and his wife Deborah teaches Highschool classes  at Harbor Light Christian School. 

Jim & Lisa Millen

 Life Group Leaders

Jim & Lisa are the local business owners of Great Lakes Reclaimed in Petoskey MI.  They have three grown chldren. As spiritual mentors, they are  passionate about helping people grow in their faith, experience community, and learn to hear Gods voice. They lead various life groups and study groups in their home throughout the year. 

Pastor Robb & Phyllis Burkee

 The Bridge Pastor

Pastor Robb is in his second decade as Senior Leader at our other campus THE BRIDGE.  Phyllis is a leader within  the SOZO healing ministry team at Family of Christ. Robb & Phyllis share a passion to see God touch those with hurts, habits, & hang-ups. God has called them to deepen their love relationship with Him & embrace a lifestyle demonstrating the full power of God. Pastor Robb is also a State Farm Insurance Agency and Phyllis is a relator with Jack VanTreese and Associates in Petoskey.

Pastor Sharon Letson

 Teaching Pastor

Pastor Sharon Letson is a counselor, writer, and teacher.  She is currently the school counselor for Inland Lakes Public Schools. She was ordained through The River in CA after completing Bible School. Sharon has a deep love for studying the word of God and helping other understand how to read the bible. She teaches several Wednesday night  courses throughout the year covering topics such as "Exploring the Covenants", "How to Read the Bible" and " Filters". Her husband Roy is the grounds keeper  at Lost Valley bible Camp in Gaylord. He is also  a skilled handyman around the church and loves helping Pastor Tony with his wildly fun building projects for the kids ministry. 

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