Staff

  • JIM CANADA

    Senior Pastor

    Jim Canada became our Senior Pastor in August of 2012. Jim has a Masters Degree in Missional Leadership from Rochester College and two Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies from Liberty University. He is also one of our Shepherds. 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 this church, Dan also serves as Director of Spiritual Care on the clinical team at Harbor Hall Residential Treatment Center and is one of our Shepherds. 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 our Assistant Pastor serving the church in a variety of ways as a Worship Leader, Small Group Leader and Spiritual Formation Mentor. Clint graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. He also serves as the Director of Safe Families for Children for Charlevoix and Emmet County, which is a program that provides safe and loving homes for kids when their parents are experiencing a crisis situation. 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."