Pastoral staff

  • Pastor Jon (aka PJ)  grew up in Sparta, Michigan, the second of four children. His family was, and still is, very active in Kent City Baptist Church. He was homeschooled, having attended both private and public schools. He was very active in football, wrestling, and baseball. During his junior year of high school, he felt God calling him into youth ministry. Pastor Jon went on to attend Moody Bible Institute where he met his wife Jessica.
    After graduation from Moody in 2005, Jon served three years as the Student Ministries Pastor at a large church in New Jersey, just outside of New York City. Pastor Jon and Jessica began their ministry here at Grace in May of 2008.
    The home life of Jon and Jessica revolves around their four children, Jenna, Chase, Sawyer, and Emerson.  In his spare time Pastor Jon loves to hunt and fish. His other favorite interests include people, the outdoors, University of Michigan Football, Tigers Baseball, and Lions Football.
    Jon has a passion for young people. Nothing pleases him more than young people growing in their faith and engaging the world around them with the love of Christ.

  • Pastor Dave is native to the Upper Peninsula where he learned to appreciate the snow and the people who hide underneath it for most of the year. He grew up in a family, with his parents and sister, who made sure that Jesus was the priority. Surrounded by music and church life, Dave developed a love for music and God’s Word at a young age. Music and worship became a central focus during high school, college, and youth ministry. Ten years of wonderful ministry with a church in Marquette opened up his eyes to how much he enjoyed encouraging people to love the Lord.
    Dave met his wife Audrey in the fourth grade at a little Christian school in the Upper Peninsula and they were hard to separate after Junior High.  They have experienced and led various Bible studies, youth groups, worship services, and college and church ministries together.  When they were married during their last year of college, they were almost immediately blessed with their first of four children. Isabel, Henry, Charlotte, and Maev. The Hansons love to explore the outdoors, travel, visit family and friends, sing, play Legos, video games, watch movies, learn new things, and just be together.
    Dave’s great desire is to see people lifting up their voices and hands to bring glory to Jesus Christ together as the Church and everywhere they go!

  • Pastor Jason was born and raised in a Christian family in Berkley, Michigan.  In 1995, Jason moved to the Upper Peninsula where he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ while working with the youth in Munising.  In 2003, Jason met his best friend and amazing wife, Jeannette, while they were attending Bible college in SC. God has richly blessed Jason and Jeannette with four children – Thomas, Levi, Anna, and Clara.  
    Jason has served Jesus in various vocations throughout his ministerial career including: house parents for troubled youth, Chaplaincy, 5th and 6th grade Christian School Teacher, and Pastor. 
    In his free time Jason enjoys experiencing the outdoors through hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.  Jason and Jeannette are passionate about gospel-centered local church ministry and look forward to serving your family at Grace Church.