Mission areas

The Michigan District is divided into five mission areas.  

  • Northeast Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Randy Owens (office@svcnaz.org)


Churches: Alma, Bay City Faith, Bay City First, Chesaning Market Street Square, Midland Bethel, Midland Community, Midland Nease Memorial, Mount Pleasant Faith Indian, Mount Pleasant First, New Lothrop,  Saginaw First, Saginaw Swan Valley, Saginaw Valley, St. Louis, Sumner Center


  • Northwest Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Nathan Gray (nathan.gray@elmdalenaz.org


Churches:  Elmdale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids Clyde Park, Grand Rapids International Fellowship, Grand Rapids Northeast Community, Grand Rapids West International, Greenville, Hastings, High Pointe Community, Holland, Ionia, Lowell, Muskegon Breakwater, Muskegon The Lakes Community, Shama Community, Sparta


  • Southeast Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Gerhard Weigelt (gerhard@masonnaz.org)

Undershepherd: 


Churches: Albion, Charlotte New Faith, Coldwater, Eaton Rapids, Hillsdale, East Jackson, Jackson First, Mason First, Mason West Columbia, Reading, Spring Arbor


  • Southwest Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Ryan Wolford (ryanawolford@gmail.com


Churches: Buchanan, Battle Creek First, Battle Creek Hope, Corey, Kalamazoo Cross Community, Kalamazoo South Side,  Nashville, St Joseph, Sturgis, Three Rivers, Vicksburg Chapman Memorial, White Pigeon Light House.


  • Capital Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Brad Dyrness (bdyrness@southnaz.org)


Churches: Charlotte New Faith, Corunna, Durand, Grand Ledge, Holt, Lansing First, Lansing South, Lansing Waverly, Lansing Woodview, Laingsburg, Okemos, Owosso City, Owosso First, Perry, Portland, St. Johns, Williamston


Missional Area Coordinator at Large: Jeremy Selvidge (jeremyonthejourney@gmail.com)



Missional Area Leaders - Task Description:


* Gather area pastors for fellowship, spiritual emphasis, shepherding, pastoral crisis care, etc. during Mission Area

   Breakfast Meetings, Cohort Meetings, Fall Workshop, Pastor and Spouse Retreat, Mission Advance.


*  Serve as DS Surrogate when needed.


*  Facilitate missional discussion with area pastors - What's Next?  Next Generation and Next Plants.


Develop Partnerships across the missional area to plant new churches.