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.

Our 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.

Our Elders

Our Deacons

  • Melynn Jenner (Shepherding, Two Minutes for Mission, College-care packages)
  • Kathy Gauthier (College care packages, Prayer Chain, Special care)
  • Doug Gauthier (Easter brunch, Fun Fellowship events)
  • Dawn Bondy (Community outreach, Two Minutes for Mission)
  • Sue Messner ( Foodie Fellowship)
  • Bev Adams (Thanksgiving Baskets, cards and funerals)
  • All Deacons (Pop cans)

Ministry Teams

Property, Neal Horning (Chair)

Team: Thom Rice, Jeff Burton, Fred Hough, Gene Adams

Finance & Stewardship, Derrel Kent ( Vice Chair)

Team: Bob Thompson, Gary Baillod

Communications, Lori Thompson (Vice Chair)

Christian Education & Worship, Sue Messner, (Vice Chair)

Team: Bev Adams, Sue Rice (Worship Coordinators)

           Team: Sue Fink (Communion)

Team: Steve Kellman (Webmaster & IT Specialist)

Team: Thom Rice (colors on the cross)

Team: Sue Messner, Jill Justin, Pat Thompson, Sanjay Woolcott (Music Leadership)

Mission & Fellowship:  Tom Tatar (Vice  Chair)

Personnel: Bob Thompson (Vice Chair)

Volunteer Administrative Assistants

935-4556 –

Pat and Lori Thompson, Administrative & Penny Schmidt, Finance

Children in Worship Storytellers


  • Jeff Burton
  • Julie Burton
  • Melynn Jenner
  • Ron Messner
  • Sue Messner
  • Bob Thompson
  • Lori Thompson


  • Barb Cain
  • Sue  Fink

Sunday School Teachers

CURRICULUM: “Bible-in-Life” series by David C. Cook

  • Julie Burton
  • Barb Cain
  • Melynn Jenner
  • Ron Messner
  • Sue Messner
  • Bob Thompson
  • Lori Thompson
  • Sue Fink