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. 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

  • Sue Van Aelst – Personnel – smva202@aol.com, Class of 2024
  • Julie Burton – Worship, Mission, Christian Ed – julie.j.burtontc@gmail.com. Class of 2024
  • Gary Baillod – Finance and Stewardship – schwyz43@gmail.com. Class of 2024
  • Sue Fink – Clerk of Session and Worship – suefink@umich.edu. Class of 2024
  • Neal Horning – Property – lhorning@charter.net  Class of 2023
  • Melynn Jenner – Congregational Care – jenrusm@gmail.com. Class of 2023
  • Pat Thompson – Administration, Communications, & IT – patriciathompson0808@gmail.com, Class of 2024 

Our Deacons

  • Kathy Gauthier – dkgauthier@yahoo.com. Class of 2024
  • Doug Gauthier – dkgauthier@yahoo.com, Class of 2023
  • Amy Elliott – amysue432@yahoo.com, Class of 2023
  • Bev Adams – bjacedar@yahoo.com. Class of 2024
  • Brenda Lewis – bsla4ma@gmail.com, Class of 2024
  • Sue Messner – rsmessner@yahoo.com. Class of 2024