Leadership Team

Molly Vanzandt

Assistant Pastor


Contact:  pastormolly.journey@gmail.com 


Molly is the Spiritual Formation's Director (Children through Adults) and leads the Prayer Ministry here at The Journey.  She also  has a big heart for helping people through compassion ministries. Pastor Molly, her husband Larry, and sons Zorran & Mekhi are long-time residents of Traverse City.  (Their adult daughters and two grandchildren live in Michigan.)


Lyle Deeren

Assistant Pastor


contact:  lyle.deeren@gmail.com  


Lyle has a passion for Outreach and Men's Ministry, along with pastoral care and preaching.  Pastor Lyle and his wife Leanne form the 'Deeren Home Team' at Real Estate One.  The Deerens and their 2 kids, Sierra & Shawn, are long-time residents of Traverse City.  

Leanne Deeren 

Worship Leader


contact: leanne.deeren@hotmail.com 


Leanne, along with her husband Lyle and two teens Sierra & Shawn, are long-time residents of Traverse City. Having grown up in a Christian home, Leanne's love for the Lord and her love for music show as she leads us in worship each week!



Maddy Kemp

Office Manager

contact: office.tcjourney@gmail.com


Maddy is very likely the first person to be encountered when connecting with the Journey office.  Her friendly demeanor will make you feel at home right away.  She  keeps the whole Journey team organized and running smoothly.


Administrative Board:

       Rod Kemp - Vice Chairman

       Larry VanZandt - Treasurer

       Jon Torbet - Secretary

       Jeannie Mitchell - Member at Large

       Diane Ranke - Member at Large

       Dave Smith - Member at Large

       Ron Campbell - Member at Large


       Greg Fasel

       Lyle Deeren

       Dan Cronin


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