Dave came on staff at Agapé in 2003 as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor. Dave became our Senior Pastor in January 2013. Dave is passionate about seeing the generations awakened to the power of God and His deep love for them. It is Dave’s heart to partner with families and other caring church leaders who share the desire to inspire others with a message of hope and transformation. Dave loves spending time with his amazing wife, Rachel, and their five children, Isaac, Luke, Nathan, Zoe and Eve. They love to play sports and be outdoors camping, biking, backpacking and being in awe of God’s creation. His favorite movies are “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “The Village” and “Gladiator.” He has a weakness for tacos and homemade apple pie.
You can contact Dave at DSykes@Agapecc.com
I absolutely love youth ministry and sharing life with students, leaders, and parents. I love teaching God’s word and watching students grow in their love for Jesus. I love seeing students discover who God has shaped them to be and helping them learn how to live out their calling in life. My wife Lynne and I met right away when I started going to Spring Arbor University. We were married on January 13, 2007. Lynne also graduated from SAU, and is a loan officer at Lake Michigan Credit Union. Lynne and I and our two beautiful daughters, Eva and Isabelle, love to be outside, play games and spend time as a family.
You can contact Joe at JSturgeon@Agapecc.com
On staff at Agapé since 1978, Ron served as Sr. Pastor from 2003 – 2012 and is now Pastoral Care Pastor. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Married to the love of his life, Jean, they have two grown children that have blessed them with five grandchildren! In his free time, Ron enjoys fly fishing, traditional archery and most anything that takes him outdoors. One of his favorite verses is Romans 15:4.
You can contact Ron at RVestrand@Agapecc.com
Roger came on staff as Administrative Pastor in 2001 after a successful 18 year career in business and spends much of his time helping to keep everything running smoothly at the church. Married to his college sweetheart Laura, they have two grown children and three grandchildren. An avid outdoors man, sailing, hunting and fishing are a few of his favorite pastimes. Plus, he absolutely loves chocolate chip cookies, fresh and warm from the oven!
You can contact Roger at RMonsma@Agapecc.com
Stephanie has been married to her husband, Dennis, for over 25 years. They have 3 children and one grandson. Her hobbies are volleyball, camping and homemaking. Stephanie’s passion for children’s ministry comes out of her deep commitment to pass on a Godly heritage to the next generation.
You can contact Stephanie at SRudd@Agapecc.com
Brendasue has been on staff at Agapé for 10+ years; serving currently as the Ministry Assistant. She also serves a monthly senior luncheon to Agapé ’s J.O.Y. group. Married 25+ years to her high school sweetheart, Bob, they have two adult children and one very spoiled dog. In her spare time, Brendasue enjoys scrap booking, gardening and wandering through antique shops.
You can contact Brendasue at BWarford@Agapecc.com
Jean is married to the Pastoral Care Pastor, Ron Vestrand, who is the love of her life. They met at Western Michigan University in their senior year, and have been married since 1970. She came on the Agapé staff in 2003 working part-time as a receptionist. She enjoys her job, and loves that she can work two days a week and still be a fulltime grandma.
You can contact Jean at JVestrand@Agapecc.com
Dan started attending Agapé in 1998 and then joined the staff in 2000. He has a heart to serve God’s people in any way he can. He also has a heart to serve the youth as a volunteer youth leader and high school small group leader. He is married to Mandy, and she has a daughter named Morgan.
You can contact Dan at DChapin@Agapecc.com
We invite you to visit Agapé and learn more about a deeper relationship with Jesus. The Bible encourages us in Hebrews "Let us not give up meeting together...but let us encourage one another...". That is why we believe in the importance of gathering each week as a community to worship, to learn from teachings and to fellowship.
Podcasts of sermons given at Agapé are available for PC, Apple and Android devices. Directions for how to access them are on the Sermons page.
Agapé Christian Church
Kalamazoo, MI 49006