Dan became lead pastor of Sunrise Ministries in November 2018 after serving for a decade in adult ministry in Massachusetts, Alabama and West Michigan. Dan is passionate about creating environments where people are understood and can pursue Jesus together.
He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children: Addison and Sam. Dan loves being with his family and friends, and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines and the Chicago Cubs.
WORSHIP DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE
Dan is the worship leader and community life director here at Sunrise. He has a heart and passion for seeing people connect with God through worship, and connect with each through relationship. Dan has been on staff at Sunrise since December 2010 and has loved every minute of it!
He and his lovely wife, Karissa, have three awesome kiddos: Lillian, Caleb, and Liam. Dan loves coffee, hiking, reading good books, and exploring the wine trails of northern Michigan.
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
Penny has the rewarding (yet chaotic) job of handling all our kiddos! She has been our director of children's ministries since 2014. She and her husband, Gary, have 3 kids: Alana, Colten, and Aubrie.
Penny enjoys reading, football, coffee, and traveling around this great state of Michigan visiting all the wonderful breweries, restaurants, and wineries our state has to offer.
DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS
Shana has been a member of Sunrise since 2012, and has been in the roll of director of missions since 2016. She and her husband, Kevin, have four incredible children. Her favorite place to be is out in nature or at the lake with her family. Shana love competitive sports. She started playing basketball in grade school and continued to play in college. She's managed to maintain a 42in box jump in her "old age" but is still dreaming of the day when she can dunk a basketball!
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Linda is our financial director and has worked for Sunrise for 2 years. She and her husband, Terry, started seeing each other when she was 14! They now have 3 married children and 7 wonderful grandchildren. Linda loves to travel, especially internationally. Her favorite vacation destinations are Russia and the Unite Arab Emirates—particularly Abi Dhabi and Dubai!
WOMEN'S MINISTRY CO-DIRECTOR
Tracy has been co-director of Women's Ministry since June of 2016. She has a passion for the Word as well as sharing with women who God is, and who they are in Christ. Tracy is married and has three amazing children. In addition to Women's Ministry at Sunrise, Tracy also works part time as a registered nurse. She and her husband enjoy the beach, hiking, and spending time with their family.
Jody is the latest addition to the Sunrise staff and is very excited to be a part of the team. Her full time job is being a Medical Assistant at the Cancer and Hematology Centers in the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavillion in Grand Rapids, MI. Jody has a 20-year-old daughter named Brianna who is a student at Davenport University where she plays for their lacrosse team.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY CO-DIRECTOR
Kelly has been co-director of Women's Ministry since June 2016. She has a huge passion for prayer and worship! In addition to serving at Sunrise, Kellie has been a high school teacher since 2001. She has been blessed with a wonderful husband, Ryan, and four loving children. When not at their children's athletic events, Kellie and Ryan enjoy the great outdoors—including their own backyard!
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Cyndi is the Communications Director for Sunrise. She has been at Sunrise for 5 years. Her work involves designing and preparing all of the print materials for Sunday mornings as well as for all the groups at Sunrise ministries. Also included are the Announcement slides on Sunday and the church emails. Cyndi lives in the country and enjoys watching all—well, most of—the critters and creatures that come around her yard.
SINGLE PARENT MISSIONS
Dawn is the Director of Single Parent Missions, an organization she founded in 2013 to help single parents find healing and discover God's plan for their lives. After 6 years as a single mom herself, Dawn met and married Steve in 2015 and they share 4 teenagers: Kendra, Grace, Emma, and Ethan. Dawn loves everything Italian and would do just about anything for a piece of tiramisu.
Carol VanHaitsma [Chair]
Dick Reimink [Chair]
Sue Vis [Treasurer]