Staff

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Tim Wright, Pastor

Pastor Tim is passionate about leading us on our journey as a community of Christ-followers who transform our neighborhood, city, and world into a place where God’s love is made real. Tim connects with the definition of theology as “faith seeking understanding”. He is an avid technology user yet cannot let go of reading a real newspaper with breakfast.

Tim and his wife, Paula, enjoy camping, reading, board games, hiking, canoeing, watching hockey, traveling, their dogs (Willie, Ziva), and spending time with their family - especially their three grandchildren (Luke, Hannah and River). Tim also enjoys hunting and fishing. He has been Pastor at Northlawn United Methodist Church since July, 2013.

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Jan Lancaster, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Pastor Jan is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She also is a hospice nurse for Emmanuel Hospice, a faith-based hospice serving four senior communities in the Grand Rapids area. In the past she has worked as a parish nurse and a psychiatric nurse.

Jan has two grown children, a son and a daughter. She loves quilting, cats, and chocolate. She has been Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Northlawn United Methodist Church since February, 2014.