faith reformed church staff

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

who lead Sunday worship and in ministries throughout the week. 

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

the team God has brought together here at Faith Church.


Lead Pastor


Phone: 231.947.7082231.947.7082 ext. 207         

E-Mail: MarshallH@frctc.org


Hello, my name is Pastor Marshall and I’ve been serving in local churches since ordination from seminary in 2001.  I am passionate about walking with people in their faith journey and helping them see God’s truth in greater depth.  My wife Tammy, two daughters, Emma and Sydney and I moved to the Traverse City area after vacationing here for the past 10 years, and worshiping at FRC during those times.  I have also worshiped here for over 30 years each summer since I was a young boy.  When asked what I like about the opportunity to serve at Faith Reformed Church, my answer was “It’s the people that have been so welcoming to us over the years that we are most excited about.”


My life verse is 1 Peter 3:15 which challenges us with these words “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”


If there is any way I can serve you, please feel free to call or email.

Associate Pastor


Phone: 231.947.7082231.947.7082 ext 206

E-Mail: ScottB@frctc.org


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 fifteen 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:  stephaniew@frctc.org


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 231.947.7082231.947.7082 ext. 211         

E-Mail: RandyB@frctc.org


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: 231.947.7082231.947.7082 ext. 213          

E-Mail: DrewP@frctc.org


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.  My wife Brittany, also has a B.A. in Theology majoring in Youth Ministry and a Counseling degree as well.  She has taught kindergarten and also served as a youth minister.  We are very happy to be at FRC and I am very excited to be on staff serving this body of believers and the community in this capacity.  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.


Children's Ministry Coordinator


231.947.7082 ext 214

email: michab@frctc.org


Hello! My name is Micha Bancroft and I am beyond blessed to be a part of the FRC staff. I grew up in Traverse City, went to college in Wisconsin and eventually, came back to Traverse City. My husband, Bryant (a New Mexico native) and I met at the Old Town Playhouse in 2006. He is a Merchant Marine and we have traveled to Seattle and back with his job! We have been given the gift of three amazing children, Oliver, Addison and Eli. When not at Faith there are a few hobbies I thoroughly enjoy including (but not limited to) music, theatre, reading and crafting!


I am thrilled to be working with the children at Faith and look forward to helping children on their journeys to become faithful followers of Christ. I hope to help the children at Faith to become more Christ like in their everyday actions by giving them the tools and the teachings to make good choices and give back to their community in positive and impactful ways. I look forward to meeting all the Faith and new incoming families and if there is anything I can help you with, feel free to contact me.

Nursery Coordinator


231.947.7082 ext 214

email: brittanyp@frctc.org


Brittany graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 2003. She attended Emmanuel Bible College, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Theology in Youth Ministry and a Bachelors of Religious Education in Counseling. She then married her high school sweetheart, Drew. Joined Teach for America, where she taught Kindergarten. Brittany worked as Lead Teacher at Munson's Day Care, before staying home to care for her own son, William. 


meg o'connor

Children's Ministry Intern


Hi, my name is Meg O'Connor.  Faith Reformed Church has been my home church for my whole life.  I have always been involved in the Children's Ministry.  I started out helping in the nursery when I was about 12 years old.  Then I began helping with Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday School.  I am also involved with the media team and I have been on the Worship Team.  I absolutely love children and am so excited for this opportunity.  Faith Reformed Church has been such a blessing for me and now I hope I can be a blessing and help teach children how incredible the love of God is!

Office Manager


Phone: 231.947.7082231.947.7082 ext. 204         

E-Mail: VickyH@frctc.org


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. 


Secretary


947.7082 ext 202

email: dianew@frctc.org


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

Custodian


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