ken smeader - senior pastor

Pastor Ken has been leading us as the Senior Pastor since 2001.  Before that he was lead to Kalamazoo by the Lord to plant a church, New Bridge, that was open from 1997-2001.  Prior to his families time in Kalamazoo, he was working for Bluewater Thumb Youth For Christ in the Thumb for many years as a Campus Life Director and then Executive Director.  He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 39 years and they have 3 children, Josh, Shannon, and Ryan.  Also, most of their free time today is spent chasing their 6 grandchildren with #7 on the way.

travis kapcia - Assitant pastor - director of youth and worhip

Pastor Travis has been with us our Youth Pastor and Worship Team Leader since 2017.  He graduated from Spring Arbor in the Spring of 2017 and grew up in the big city of Portland, MI.  Just a few weeks before joining us he married his beautiful wife, Allison.  They have settled here in the Kalamazoo area and have been doing an awesome job being a part of our team.