Staff & Elders

Staff & Elders

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:42-45

Senior Minister
Andy Bratton Kalkaska Church of Christ

Andy Bratton

Andy and his family are ready for the next adventure in the journey God has called them to. He enrolled in the Master’s program at Cincinnati Christian University. He attends classes once per week at their satellite campus in Indianapolis. He has two semesters of classes left after the current fall semester is over.
Elder
Dale Farrier - KCC Elder

Dale Farrier

Testimony – How I became a Christian Being brought up in a Christian home (thank you Mom & Dad!), God has always been part of my life. I asked Jesus into my heart while in grade school and was baptized when I was 12 or 13. Family Life Wife Lisa, 5 kids and 6 grandkids Hobbies Making maple syrup, gardening and hunting Occupation Office Manager, Antrim County Road Commission Education Graduated from Kalkaska, attended Northwestern Michigan College Favorite Bible Verse…
Elder
Mike Babcock - KCC Elder

Mike Babcock

Testimony – How I became a Christian I have been blessed to be part of the Kalkaska Church of Christ family my whole life. I was 9 years old when I was baptized by Paul Stacey, our KCC Minister at the time. I knew I was a sinner and wanted Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and it has been my deepest desire to serve God wherever He’d use me. Education I went to Great Lakes Christian College for…
Associate Minister
Tim Severance Kalkaska Church of Christ

Tim Severance

Testimony – How I became a Christian My mother was a strong example of a Christian to me in my youth. I enjoyed church and the people there. When I was 11 years old I remember a singing group called, The Gospel Couriers, came to our church for a week of music and revival. Friday night of that week, I went forward and was baptized at KCC. Family Life I was married in September 2000 to Anita Sherman. We had…
Elder
Dave Israel - KCC Elder

Dave Israel

Testimony – How i became a Christian I was raised Southern Baptist. When I was seven or eight years old there was an altar call. I wanted to go up there for a few weeks but I was scared to go in front the of all those people. Knowing this my mom offered to walk me up to answer the call. I was baptized at a later date-Freewill Baptist Church! Family Life I was born in Asheville, North Carolina and…
Elder
Dean Farrier - KCC Elder

Dean Farrier

Testimony – How I became a Christian I was born into a Christian family, which dedicated me as is an infant to be raised in a Godly way of life. I asked Jesus to be my Savior and Lord at age 4 and was baptized at KCC at age 14. I have known since childhood that God expected me to work in and for His Church. To keep vocational ministry an option, I attended Milligan Collage to get Bible basics…
Children’s Minister
Sara Blasko Kalkaska Church of Christ

Sara Blasko

Testimony – How I Became a Christian I started going to church when I was 4 and LOVED every second of it. I loved Jesus! I couldn’t wait to be baptized and let Jesus be the leader in my life. I begged my parents to let me get baptized. I read the Bible cover to cover and while I didn’t understand it all I learned a lot. One night when I was 8 years old I kept bugging my parents…
Secretary

Emily Paulus

How did you become a Christian? I grew up going to church all my life as my Dad was a Minister. So those core values & beliefs have always been a part of my life. I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was a child but wasn’t baptized until I was an adult. When I went to college, I experienced worship & praise music like never before that lit a fire in my walk with God. Our family was…