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.


Kurt Miller

director of worship and arts

Kurt joined Knapp Church in January of 2018. He is a Grand Rapids native and is excited to be home after spending four years in Sunnyvale, California where he met and married his wife, Allie, and worked at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. He loves music and learning more about the unique connection we make with God through song. Kurt also enjoys playing basketball, running, the Chicago White Sox, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Lions, and all things Michigan State.


Karen Breuker

Connections Coordinator

Karen has been on staff at Knapp Church since January 2005. She has filled a number of roles during that time. In her new position as our Connections Coordinator, she facilitates the small group program, works with visitors and new members , all the while maintaining community partnerships. She plans and coordinates events that create a community where the families and those who attend Knapp Church discover a place where they are KNOWN.


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.