les wiseman

Senior pastor

Les and his wife, Lori , along with their three daughters, Jill, Amy and Kelly joined o family in the spring of 2012. This Canadian family joined the Reformed Church in America in 1997 while serving at a RCA church in Traverse City. As the Senior Pastor of Knapp Church, he is our primary teacher and preacher. He is passionate about bringing the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to a world so lost and yet so loved by God. He enjoys traveling with his girls, playing/watching hockey, and just sitting around a campfire.


Ryan Strehl

director of Worship & Arts

Bio info and photo to come

Youth leaders

Jessica Slater & Amy Wiseman (serving the youth since 2016):

Both women have spent numerous years involved in youth ministry and love serving young people so much that they can't stop--or haven't figured a way out!

Jessica is a graduate of Cornerstone University and loves apple pie, BBQ, and penguins (not all at the same time).

Amy is a graduate of Redeemer University College and is very aware that her life has been shortened by the amount of coffee that she drinks. She would also like to meet Bear Grylls.

Both are world travelers. If you ask nicely (and promise not to talk too much on the plane), they may let you tag along on one of their next adventures.

Reach out. We'd love to hear from you!

jessicaslater80@gmail.com                awiseman26@gmail.com

Deb Waldron

director of Christian education & Kids hope coordinator

Deb has the fun job of making sure the kids are taken care of and learning how much Jesus loves them by coordinating the Sunday school program, Walk out Worship (W.O.W.), and the Nursery. She is also our Kids Hope Director, a mentoring program at Knapp Forest Elementary School. Deb and her husband, Scott, have three grown children and two grandkids. She enjoys floral design, painting, reading, and singing. Her empty nest is now filled with many children from church and school.


Tammi shymanski

Administrative Assistant

Tammi came on board as our "church lady" this past January.  She attended Calvin College for one year a long time ago, but graduated from CMU with a B.A. in Business, Accounting major.  She is happy to be a part of the daily activities that comprise a piece of the life and work at Knapp Church.  Tammi and her husband Dave, have 3 mostly delightful children and two rowdy cats (or vice versa).




Stuart is new to our staff in 2016 as our custodian.  He is also proficient in computer technology and enjoys helping the other staff and worship department out from time to time.  He volunteered as our worship leader for seven years. Stuart is an avid bicyclist.  Stuart and wife, Sue, have two daughters and two grandchildren.