Leadership Team

Lead Pastor: Chris Hinterman


contact: chris.tcjourney@gmail.com 

Chris came to the Journey in August of 2009. He and his wife, Marcia, have three children and ten 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


contact: pastormolly.journey@gmail.com   


Molly is the Spiritual Formation's Director and leads the Prayer Ministry here at The Journey.  She also works for Love INC and has a big heart for helping people through compassion ministries.  Pastor Molly, her husband Larry, and son Zorran are long-time residents of Traverse City.  (Their daughter Haylee, who lives out-of-state, has blessed the VanZandts with their first grandchild!  Their daughter, Rachel, is home for the summer but will attend college in Japan.)



Youth Pastor:  Roger Sian


contact: rmsian67@gmail.com 


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




New to beautiful Northern Michigan, Annette feels blessed and honored to have found Journey Church and to be a part of this family.  She is passionate about children’s ministry.  Annette also works at Glenn Loomis Montessori.  She has two girls and could not be more thankful for them or more proud of them.



Worship Leader:  Leanne Deerin


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!



Office Manager: Marcia Hinterman


contact: office.tcjourney@gmail.com


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.


Administrative Board:

       Rod Kemp - Vice Chairman

       Larry VanZandt - Treasurer

       Michele Sian - Secretary

       Viola Garvin - Member at Large

       Diane Ranke - Member at Large

       Brian Martinus - Member at Large




        Greg Fasel

       Roger Sian

       Brian Martinus