Senior Pastor

    Jim Canada became our Senior Pastor in September of 2012. He and his wife, Katie, and their three daughters, Madalyn, Olivia, and Celeste moved from Kentucky where Jim had been the Pastor for six years. Message from Jim:

    "I love this church. I love that everyone who comes here feels loved and welcome. My vision, actually my goal, is for every person in our community to be touched in some way by our church. That's our testimony, that Christ has loved us so scandalously and dramatically that our love is flowing over on each other and the whole world!" 

  • Dan Thompson

    Recovery Support Pastor

    Dan Thompson became our Recovery Support Pastor in September of 2015. Dan received his bachelors in Christian Education from Taylor University and Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. In addition to serving at Church of Christ, Dan also serves as Director of Spiritual Care on the clinical team at Harbor Hall Residential Treatment Center. Prior experience includes serving full-time as Chaplain at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Dan's heart for the Lord can be understood through his life-verse Isaiah 61:1-3.    

    "If you want to know what it's like here at Church of Christ, just go read Pastor Jim's welcome letter - that's why we're here."

  • Clint Cleveland

    Assistant Pastor

    Clint Cleveland is an Assistant to the Senior Pastor serving the church in a variety of ways as a Worship Leader, Admin Assistant, Manna Food Coordinator, Small Group Leader and Spiritual Formation Mentor. Clint recently graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. He also serves as the Safe Families for Children Coordinator for Char-Em which is a program that provides safe and loving homes for kids when their parents are experiencing a crisis situation. Safe Families for Children is a part of Bethany Christian Services. He and his wife Brianna moved to Petoskey in March 2013 from Somerset, KY.

    "This community of people are authentic, hospitable, allow space for you to heal and encounter God and experience transformation, no matter who you are or what you've done."