Pastor Jeff and his wife, Caitlin, have three lovely children. They enjoy mountain biking and camping with their family. Both Jeff and Caitlin were raised in Negaunee, Michigan.
Jeff moved to Wisconsin for high school, but came back and graduated from Northern Michigan University. After NMU Jeff spent 3 years doing campus ministry with His House before attending seminary for his masters. He spent 10 years pastoring in Wisconsin before coming back home to the UP, which he calls ‘the greatest place on earth’.
Jeff and Caitlin love seeing men and women’s lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus. They love community, people and most of all they love Jesus.
Linnea serves as our church administrator. She and her husband Darren, and their two children have attended Woodland Church for many years and are glad to be involved in church ministry.
Linnea grew up in Skandia, MI, then attended NMU where she earned an associates degree in General University Studies. She has years of experience working in various office settings and is thankful for the opportunity to use those skills at Woodland Church. At work she enjoys organizing events, keeping in touch with volunteers and assisting leadership with administrative tasks. She serves on the worship team as well as a leader in the MomsConnect group.
Elyse and her husband Mitch have two teenage children. Mitch and Elyse were high school sweethearts. They met during their sophomore year of high school and married right after graduation. They enjoy hiking, biking, camping and all things outdoors!
Elyse grew up in Negaunee and has always lived in the UP. She attended NMU for one year then switched to an online college earning her associates degree in Business Management. She works with the church's finances as well as other administrative work like the website and social media pages. Elyse also is part of the worship team and serves as a leader of the MomsConnect group.
Administrative Board - Deals with all things financial and physical at the church
-Keith Kytta (Chairman)
-Elyse Gregg (Treasurer)
-Maggie Weaver (Assistant Treasurer)
-Darren Salo (Head Trustee)
- Mitchell Gregg
- Dick Motta
-Sarah Zorn (Board member at large)
Deacons - Attend to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the body of Christ
-Roy Brown (Head Deacon)
Spiritual Formation Board - Outreach and education
-Debbie Carlson (Spiritual Formation Board Chairman)
-Sarah Pridemore (Discipleship Coordinator)
-Karen Chandler (Missions Coordinator)