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.


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.