Church Staff

Faith Reformed Church is blessed to have a wonderful team of staff and volunteers. 

Take some time to read their bio's and learn a little about

the team God has brought together here at Faith Church.

Rev. Drew Poppleton, Ph.D.

Lead Pastor

Phone: 231.947.7082 ext 207

EMAIL Pastor Drew Poppleton

Bio forthcoming (he's still new here).  Watch him tell his story by clicking here.

Associate Pastor

Phone: 231.947.7082 ext 206

EMAIL Pastor Scott Bills

Raised in Southeast Michigan, the map is dotted with places I've called home over the years.  Time spent in Indiana and Wyoming set the stage for returning to Michigan in the early 1990's.  Traverse City has been home base since 1994.

Life has been full and I've been amazed that with each new day there still seems to be room for more.  My blended family of six kids, kid-in-laws and sixteen grandchildren is only eclipsed by being married to a most remarkable woman, my wife Elaine.  I think our story is one for the ages and stands as definitive proof that you never know when God may engineer earlier paths to cross once again; their second intersections proving to be the stuff of great novels and long-admired movies.  You'll have to ask if you want to hear more.

Ministry has been my dominant focus for more than 40 years. Here at FRC, my role is Associate Pastor for Administration and Discipleship. If you’re interested in deepening your relationship with Christ and in finding somewhere to serve his Kingdom, please feel free to get in touch.

Director of Worship

231.947.7082 ext 210

EMAIL Stephanie Wesley

A California Bay Area native, my husband Craig (originally from Grosse Ile, MI & an MSU grad) and I moved our family of 3 daughters to Traverse City in 2013 after spending 15 years visiting our summer cottage on Lake Margrethe. As a young girl, I felt called to pursue a career in opera and earned a degree in Voice Performance. However, along the way God gradually changed my course by allowing me many opportunities to lead people in musical worship. I discovered both a gift and a passion that’s led to some rich experiences in which I’ve felt blessed to participate. I joined the FRC staff September of 2015 and have enjoyed getting to know everyone here. The worship team at Faith Reformed Church has blown me away by their godly wisdom, hearts for service, and their commitment to one another and this church family. What an honor to serve alongside these wonderful people! And what a privilege to worship along with a church that’s filled with such God-honoring, welcoming hearts.

Director of Caring Ministries, Missions and Outreach

Phone 231.947.7082 ext. 211         

EMAIL Randy Burgess

Greetings. My name is Randy Burgess and I am deeply honored to be on staff at Faith Reformed Church as the Director of Missions and Outreach.  Following over 20 years in business, God extended an opportunity to join Him full time in ministry and I couldn't be more excited.  My wife, Joan, and I have been married 31 years.  She brings me great stature, first as a great wife and mother, second as a native of TC (a rare jewel) and thirdly as a daughter of this church.  We have been blessed with three sons and they are part of our third generation at Faith Reformed Church.  We are committed as a body to be at work 7 days a week in our world on His behalf. Please join us as His Hands and Feet as we seek ways to minister beyond our walls. 

Director of Student Ministries

Phone: 231.947.7082 ext. 213          

EMAIL Drew Peterson

Hi, my name is Drew I attended FRC growing up and volunteered in the youth program through high school and college.  After graduation I earned a Bachelors degree in Theology, majoring in Youth Ministry at Emmanuel Bible College.  Shortly after college I married Brittany and we moved to Connecticut where I served as Youth Minister at Stepney Baptist Church.  In time we moved back to Northern Michigan and had our son William.  We are also working on an adoption that has us very excited.  I am very happy to be at FRC and excited to be on staff serving this body of believers in this community.  My hope is to bless the body of Christ by knowing Christ and by making Him known. 

If there is any way I can serve you, please feel free to contact me.

Office Manager

Phone: 231.947.7082 ext. 204         

EMAIL Vicky Hentschel

Hello - I'm Vicky Hentschel.  I feel truly blessed to be on the staff here at FRC.   I grew up in the Grand Rapids area and, like many, enjoyed vacationing here. This led to meeting my husband, Ben, who happens to be a native of Traverse City.  We have been married for 34 years.  God blessed us with two sons.  Our oldest is Joshua.  He is married to Laura and they have two daughters.  Our youngest, Jason, is married to Kristin and they have two daughters as well.  Both families live in the Grand Traverse area.  Ben and I have attended FRC since before we were married.  This is our church home.

Now God has given me the privilege to use the gifts He has given me to serve here.  I look forward to being of service to you. 


947.7082 ext 202

EMAIL Diane Wallman

Welcome.  My name is Diane Wallman.  As the Church Secretary, I keep all the data updated on everyone who is a member at Faith or who attend here.  I also publish the Newsletter weekly, create the PowerPoint slides for services, and update the website.  I assist the program staff with many different tasks. 

I have worked at Faith Reformed Church since 2000.  My work schedule is weekly, Tuesday - Thursday.  It is exciting for me when I am actually able to put a face with a name that I have seen week after week.  I have been a member of Faith Reformed Church since 1971.  My husband, Mike, and I were married here at Faith.  We have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Traverse City with their five children and a daughter and son-in-law with three children who live in Grand Rapids. Family is very important to us, including our church family.  Give me a call, I would love to help you .

Howard "Butch" Couturier


My name is Howard Couturier, but most call me Butch.  I was born into a family of farmers and builders native to Leelanau County.  My grandparents had a potato farm and my grandfather was a builder.  They had nine sons and six daughters. These brothers had one of two all brother baseball teams in the US.  My grandparents had a dairy and fruit farm.  My grandfather delivered milk in the Leland/Lake Leelanau area. 

I went to school at Lake Leelanau St. Mary's and graduated from Leland High School. I played basketball and baseball in high school and still love these sports. I also like to hunt and fish. I play drums and banjo too. 

I married my wife, Laurel, forty five years ago. We have two children, a son and daughter and three grandchildren. I have been self employed most of my adult life as a contractor. I spent many years volunteering in the 4-H livestock program as a 4-H leader and served on the Livestock Council board as treasurer and president. I also served on the County Fair Board. Laurel and I also fostered several children through Social Services. I am very much enjoying my involvement at Faith Reformed Church both volunteering and my position in maintenance. 

Trisha Novak

Kid's Hope Director

Phone:  231.499.9309

EMAIL Trisha Novak