Rev. Dr. J. D. Landis has served five churches since coming to Michigan from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During his time at Community UMC in Romulus, he completed the Doctor of Ministry at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. J. D. also served as Senior Associate at Metropolitan UMC in Detroit and, most recently, was the Directing Pastor of Swartz Creek UMC. He and his wife, Carolyn, have three children, David, Beth, and Natalie. (ext: 117)
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Chuck is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio (M. Div.) and Drew University School of Theology (D. Min). He has served as Associate Pastor of FUMC since 1999. Other churches he has served include: Republic & Woodland, Gordonville, and St. Charles & Brant.
Chuck works with our S.O.W. and Grow team (Spiritual Outreach and Welcoming), Member Care Work Area, and shares preaching, teaching, and other pastoral responsibilities.
Lisa has an undergraduate BA degree in Sociology and Instrumental Music from Adrian College, a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy through Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan. She was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1993. Completing her doctorate degree in 2006, Lisa is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC), as well as a “Fellow” of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
Lisa was trained as a Stephen Leader in 1999. In addition to acting as staff liaison to the Stephen Ministry program at FUMC and sharing in preaching, teaching, and other pastoral responsibilities, Lisa feels God has placed upon her heart the vision of developing a pastoral counseling center and ministry in the Great Lakes Bay Region. She is currently working with the support of area churches and community leaders to make that vision a reality through the development of Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center, where she serves as Executive Director and staff therapist/counselor. Fresh Aire is affiliated with the Samaritan Institute in Denver, Colorado. (ext. 115)