Lead Pastor: Chris Hinterman
Chris came to the Journey in August of 2009. He and his wife, Marcia, have three children and eleven grandchildren. “We love living in Traverse City and being part of a church that has a shared love of Christ and demonstrating His love in practical ways.”
Assistant Pastor: Molly VanZandt
Molly is the Spiritual Formation's Director 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.)
Assistant Pastor: Lyle Deeren
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.
Youth Pastor: Roger Sian
Roger, who also works at VanDrie Furniture, and his family joined us at The Journey in 2013. He and his wife Michele have 3 kids: Hannah, Jacob, & Rebekah. Roger enjoys working with teens, desiring to see them develop a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Children's Director: Annette Richter
Annette Richter, who has served here since 2012, enjoys working with the delightful children at The Journey. She makes it fun for the kids to learn biblical principles and become familiar with the Bible. Safety is also a big deal to her, as you will sense when you walk into our Children's Department where every room is monitored by security cameras and all adult volunteers have had a background check. She is proud of her incredible Children's Ministry team. Annette has two amazing daughters that fill her with pride and joy.
Worship Leader: Leanne Deerin
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!
Office Manager: Marcia Hinterman
Marcia 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.
Rod Kemp - Vice Chairman
Larry VanZandt - Treasurer
Michele Sian - Secretary
Jeannie Mitchell - Member at Large
Diane Ranke - Member at Large
Jon Torbet - Member at Large