les wiseman

Senior pastor

Les and his wife, Lori , along with their three daughters, Jill, Amy and Kelly joined our 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.


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 is the consummate "church lady".  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).




Stu is our general handyman and custodian. He is also proficient in computer technology and enjoys helping the other staff and worship department out from time to time. Stuart is an avid bicyclist.  He and wife, Sue, have two daughters and two grandchildren.