MEET OUR TEAM
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Senior Leadership Team,
Executive Pastor &
Pastoral Care Director
Rita is our Executive Pastor (she manages all of the day to day happenings), Pastoral Care director, a member of the SLG, a certified life coach and the heart and soul of Family of Christ Church. Her heart is for people to know and to be known by the Father Heart of God. She has a passion for people and for helping them to find wholeness. Rita and her husband Brad have two beautiful daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, the most perfect orange cat, and own a local window cleaning business.
Senior Leadership Team
Dave and his wife Deborah have been a part of Family of Christ since 1977, with Dave serving as a part of the senior leadership since 1980 and as the senior pastor from 2006 to 2015. Before retiring from his full time job to become the senior pastor, Dr. Dave had a long and prestigious career as a general surgeon at the hospital here in Petoskey for almost 40 years. He and Deborah have strong ties to Harbor Light Christian School where Deborah has taught for over 40 years, with Dave also teaching several classes over the years. Dave and Deborah have two kids and 6 wonderful grandkids.
Jim & Lisa Millen
Senior Leadership Team
Jim and Lisa joined the SLG in 2019. They lend a very prophetic flare to the leadership team. Their hearts are not only to influence our city, but also our region by going after the more of God. They love connecting with people and connecting people to each other. They have been involved in leadership in other churches around the country before landing here in Northern Michigan. Jim and Lisa own and operate Great Lakes Reclaimed here in Petoskey, and they have 4 wonderful children.
Contact Rita at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 231-347-0141
Contact Dave at
Contact Jim and Lisa at
Robb & Phyllis Burkee
Kalie loves to lead others into the presence of God through worship. She is passionate about empowering other worship leaders to step out and grow in leading worship. Her heart is helping others experience the presence of God in a way that is transformative. Kalie also works full time at Infinity Eye Care in Petoskey as their office manager.
Contact Kalie at email@example.com
'The Bridge' Pastor
Robb is in his second decade as Senior Leader at our other campus THE BRIDGE. His wife 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.