Leadership

Below is a list of our church leadership and staff, including the elders who establish church policy and govern the church, and the deacons who minister to the congregation. Feel free to contact any of the people below for more information on Northern Lakes Community Church.

Pastor Sam JunOur Pastor

On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, NLCC called a new Solo Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Sam Sungsoo Jun, who began serving in January, 2020. Pastor Sam earned his Master’s in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He most recently served as Associate Pastor at Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, where he focused on Youth and Family, Congregational Care, and Mission. Prior to that he was a Lilly Resident in Pastoral Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Email Pastor Sam Jun

Our Elders

  • Derrel Kent – Personnel, Communication, & Technology – (231) 676-7408, dkent228@yahoo.com. Class of 2023
  • Julie Burton – Worship, Mission, Christian Ed – (231) 632-4042, julie.j.burtontc@gmail.com. Class of 2022
  • Gary Baillod – Personnel. Finance, Stewardship – (231) 642-1291, schwyz43@gmail.com. Class of 2022
  • Sue Fink – Clerk of Session – Worship, Mission, Stewardship – (231) 944-0847, suefink@umich.edu. Class of 2022
  • Neal Horning – Property – (231) 883-4369, lhorning@charter.net  Class of 2023
  • Melynn Jenner – Christian Ed, Liaison to Board of Deacons – (231) 499-9452, jenrusm@gmail.com. Class of 2023

Our Deacons

  • Kathy Gauthier – (231) 392-4072, dkgauthier@yahoo.com. Class of 2022
  • Doug Gauthier – dkgauthier@yahoo.com, Class of 2022
  • Amy Elliott – (231) 620-1662, amysue432@yahoo.com, Class of 2023
  • Jan Baillod – (231) 642-1292, jan.baillod@gmail.com. Class of 2022
  • Bev Adams – (231) 492-6027, bjacedar@yahoo.com. Class of 2022
  • Sue Messner – (231) 357-4745, rsmessner@yahoo.com. Class of 2022

Our Deacon & Ministry Teams

  • Administration, Communications & Technology – Derrel Kent
    • Steve Kellman, Pat Thompson, Lori Thompson, Penny Schmidt, Rachel & Micah Justin, Mark & Dawn Bondy, John Fink
  • Child Care Ministry – Pastor Sam, Annie Jun, Pat Thompson, Sue Fink, Ron Messner, Sue Messner, Joe Schmidt, Penny Schmidt, Gary Baillod
  • Christian Education – Julie Burton & Melynn Jenner
    • Sue Messner
  • Congregational Care, Fellowship & Mission (Deacons Board) – Julie Burton & Melynn Jenner
    • Deacons Board – Amy Elliott, Bev Adams, Kathy & Doug Gauthier, Jan Baillod and Sue Messner
  • Finance & Stewardship – Gary Baillod & Sue Fink
    • Joe Schmidt
  • Personnel – Derrel Kent & Gary Baillod
  • Property – Neal Horning
    • Gene Adams, Fred Hough, Jeff Burton, Gary Baillod, Jan Baillod, Sue Messner, Ron Messner 
  • Worship – Sue Fink & Julie Burton
    • Bev Adams, Sharon Kent, Annie Jun, Jill Justin, Sue Messner