Staff Leadership & Ministries

Mick Veach

Lead Pastor

Tricia Chapman

Executive Pastor

Brant Porter

Worship Arts Pastor

Curtis Thompson

Connect, Care & Grow Pastor

Rich Avery

Global Outreach Pastor

Jen Romine 

Discipleship Pastor

Debbye Turner Bell 

Leadership Development Pastor

Michael Braden

Connect, Care & Grow Assistant Pastor

Christian Arbour

Student Ministry Pastor

Angela Amerine

Student Ministries Director

Hannah Pellerito

Children's Ministry Director

Kelly Ashley

Director of Explore & Grow

Julie Carroll

Business Office Director

Tommy Diaz

Facilities Director

Kimari Green

Communications Marketing Director

Ronda Chapin

Programming Arts Director

Mike Kozal

Tech Arts Director

David Giang

Local Outreach Director

Deb Goebel

Executive Team Assistant

Shelly Mick

Care Coordinator

Renee Diaz

Special Events & Building Coordinator

Ronson Harrington 

Resident Pastor

Want to contact a staff member?

We'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below to get started.

We have many ministries through which we seek to live out our mission, vision and core values.

We hope you will find ways to connect to the family of God here at Kentwood Community Church and to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Business Office

Administrative Support
Provide administrative support in the area of accounting, attendance entry and other functions of the Business Office.

Explore & Grow
Provide quality educational childcare and preschool in a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment, while promoting physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth in children.

Medical Team
Promote and maintain a safe and secure ministry environment. Meet the emergency medical and safety needs of those attending worship services.

Reception Team
Create an excellent first impression by being friendly and welcoming for those who walk in or call the church.

Tax Preparation – United Way
Serve our community through providing free income tax assistance to low to moderate income individuals and families.


Providing financial and other support to families with a financial need, as appropriate, in partnership with other churches and community resources.

Care MVP
Provide care touches, such as cards, visits, meals and prayer to members of our church family in times of illness, bereavement or other needs.

A safe place to process hurts, habits and hang-ups, experience God’s healing grace and build genuine relationships with other people and Christ Jesus. Celebration Place and The Landing, age-appropriate venues for children and students affected by hurts, habits and hang-ups, are also available.

Helping people with ongoing issues of a personal and/or spiritual nature.

A 13-week class providing support, resources and tools for those going through a divorce or separation.

Help bereaved families, from KCC and the community, celebrate the life of their deceased loved one by organizing and hosting funerals and memorials.

Supportive resources and tools for those grieving the death of a loved one.

To reach out to those with special needs in our community. We teach the Bible, how to live a Christian life and bring our students closer to Christ.


Graphic Arts
Stir the emotions and inspire the heart to action through visual and written communication in print and electronic mediums.

Create an awareness of the church brand, mission and vision to the surrounding communities of the church.

Website & App
Provide a connection point to reach spiritually lost people outside the physical walls of KCC’s campuses and to provide a portal for believers to access tools for awakening spiritual growth.


First Impressions
To be the hands and feet of Christ, by loving and valuing everyone who enters our doors.  

Growing Steps
Growing in your faith requires maturity and commitment. Discover all the options available at KCC for you to continue to grow in your spiritual formation.

Hispanic Ministry
The purpose of Hispanic Ministry is to reach out to the Hispanic community in the greater Grand Rapids area, committing to disciple those who know Jesus and reach those who have yet to know him.

The Library Team works to provide resources to encourage the development of Christian living along with wholesome literature for the enjoyment of our congregants.

To provide a more traditional service that calls upon the historical aspects of the church: expository preaching, hymns, open prayer and prayer requests.

Prayer Ministry
Provides both experiences of corporate prayer and equipping people for more effective prayer. Focused on praying for those in need of support.

Real Marriage
Developing healthy communities through strengthening and mobilizing marriages, families, and individuals.

Real Men Ministry
Real Men seeks to empower men to implement the vision of KCC through the discovery of their true identity, character, gifts and service in Christ.

Real Singles
Dedicated to engaging single men and women in spiritual disciplines to encourage a singleness of mind, body and spirit dedicated to serving God and others.

Real Women
Our Real Women’s Ministry is dedicated to providing quality ministries, small groups and classes that promote spiritual growth, healthy Christian living and a discipled life.

Spiritual Growth Classes
Our purpose is to provide practical teaching in classroom environments to promote spiritual formation and growth for adults.

Young Adults Ministry
To create vibrant ministry that is built of a community of emerging leaders who are spiritually healthy and are connected to the church as a whole.


Cultivate Leadership
Nurture a culture of systematic leadership development that raises disciple-multiplying leaders who serve the church and surrounding community.

Connecting congregants in all adult stages of life into smaller groups where they can have a deeper walk with God and build relationships with others.

First Steps
New to this church or to living a life of faith in Christ? First Steps meets each week and rotates through four important ways we connect to God.

Internship Program
Provide college students with valuable hands-on experience working in a religious sector, non-profit environment.

Next Steps
Discover the eight attributes of a disciple who makes disciples! Discipleship is the foundation of all we do in being obedient to Jesus. This eight-week journey is offered quarterly and is a great place to begin your discipleship journey!

Pastoral Residency Program
Equip and develop men and women to discover and fulfill their call in full-time pastoral ministry through mentoring, instruction, experience and modeling.


Finance Team
Serve as a support and advisory team in the area of budget, investment and finances.

Facilities / Grounds Support

Facility Support
Provide support in the areas of general maintenance, contracted tradesmanship, kitchen organization and room setup and take down.

Gardening & Grounds Team
Provide a beautiful and inviting first impression for our guests by participating in mowing, trimming and/or adopting an area of our landscape.

Global Outreach

Global Missions Team
To mobilize KCCers to engage communities around the world by assessing and meeting needs through holistic, empowering, and sustainable partnerships.

Local Outreach

Adult Sports
The primary purpose of the sports ministry (Co-ed Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Men’s Basketball and Pickleball) is to reach all people by inviting those in the community—often not church attenders—to join with KCCers to play sports.

Families of Promise
Provide education and resources to match your passion with needs of orphans and vulnerable children, giving support through all stages of the process.

Juvenile Detention Ministry
To partner with Youth for Christ in providing a weekly contact with youth at the Juvenile Detention Center, teaching the bible, praying and being a friend.

School Engagement
Bless local schools with volunteer tutors, mentors and financial support to help close student  achievement gaps and better equip students and families to succeed in school.

Summer Events
Creating community awareness through summer outreach events.

Woodfield Community Center  |
(Community Ctr. & Leadership Academy)
Provide a safe and fun environment for the children and families of the Woodfield Apartments in which to belong.

NextGen Ministries

Real Kidz
Real Kidz partners with parents to disciple the next generation by offering age-appropriate ministry programming and family resources.

Student Ministries
Student Ministries exists so that all students we come into contact with will know and experience the love of Jesus, and in turn show that captivating love to those around them.

Safety / Security

Safety/Medical Team
Promote and maintain a safe and secure ministry environment. Meet the emergency medical and safety needs of those attending worship services.

Worship Arts

Music Arts
To connect people to the Father, Son and Spirit through the experience of creative musical worship.

Programming Arts
Planning, coordinating and executing the elements of the weekend and other special services.

Tech Arts
Provide technical production support to ministries by lifting up volunteers through independent hands-on training, intentional stewardship and a desired commitment to serve.

Video Arts
Connect people to the Father, Son and Spirit through the experience of creative visual worship.