Staff & Elders

Staff & Elders

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:42-45

Senior Minister
Andy Bratton Kalkaska Church of Christ

Andy Bratton

Andy and his family are ready for the next adventure in the journey God has called them to. He enrolled in the Master’s program at Cincinnati Christian University. He attends classes once per week at their satellite campus in Indianapolis. He has two semesters of classes left after the current fall semester is over.
Elder

Dale Farrier

Testimony – How I became a Christian Being brought up in a Christian home (thank you Mom & Dad!), God has always been part of my life. I asked Jesus into my heart while in grade school and was baptized when I was 12 or 13. Family Life Wife Lisa, 5 kids and 6 grandkids Hobbies Making maple syrup, gardening and hunting Occupation Office Manager, Antrim County Road Commission Education Graduated from Kalkaska, attended Northwestern Michigan College Favorite Bible Verse…
Tiny Tots Coordinator
Ashley Oliver Kalkaska Church of Christ

Ashley Oliver

Ashley Oliver has joined the staff at KCC in August 2018 as the Tiny Tots Coordinator! Ashley Oliver was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. In 2005 she graduated with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. In 2006 she married her husband Mark. Mark was a native of Michigan so in 2013 Mark, Ashley and their two girls decided to move back to Michigan to the Kalkaska area. Ashley and her family have attended KCC for the…
Elder

Mike Babcock

Testimony – How I became a Christian I have been blessed to be part of the Kalkaska Church of Christ family my whole life. I was 9 years old when I was baptized by Paul Stacey, our KCC Minister at the time. I knew I was a sinner and wanted Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and it has been my deepest desire to serve God wherever He’d use me. Education I went to Great Lakes Christian College for…
Elder

Dean Farrier

Testimony – How I became a Christian I was born into a Christian family, which dedicated me as is an infant to be raised in a Godly way of life. I asked Jesus to be my Savior and Lord at age 4 and was baptized at KCC at age 14. I have known since childhood that God expected me to work in and for His Church. To keep vocational ministry an option, I attended Milligan Collage to get Bible basics…
Elder

Dave Israel

Testimony – How i became a Christian I was raised Southern Baptist. When I was seven or eight years old there was an altar call. I wanted to go up there for a few weeks but I was scared to go in front the of all those people. Knowing this my mom offered to walk me up to answer the call. I was baptized at a later date-Freewill Baptist Church! Family Life I was born in Asheville, North Carolina and…
Associate Minister
Tim Severance Kalkaska Church of Christ

Tim Severance

Testimony – How I became a Christian My mother was a strong example of a Christian to me in my youth. I enjoyed church and the people there. When I was 11 years old I remember a singing group called, The Gospel Couriers, came to our church for a week of music and revival. Friday night of that week, I went forward and was baptized at KCC. Family Life I was married in September 2000 to Anita Sherman. We had…
Youth Minister
David Acker Kalkaska Church of Christ

David Acker

David Acker joined the KCC staff on October 2017 and serves as Youth Minister. David and his wife, Samantha, are originally from Michigan and attended Great Lakes Christian College. Prior to coming to KCC, the Ackers served on staff at First Christian Church of Tillamook in Tillamook, Oregon. David and Sam have one son, Owen. They have a passion to see students find healing and an identity in Christ. Along with a passion for student ministry, they love being active,…
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