District Superintendent



Dr. Woodie Stevens has been appointed interim Michigan District Superintendent for the Michigan District as of April 1, 2020.  General Superintendent David Graves made the appointment in consultation with the Michigan District Advisory Council, USA/Canada Regional Director Bob Broadbooks, and the Board of General Superintendents.

Executive assistant



Cell:  517-282-2653

Richelle Martzke has been the Executive Assistant since October 2013.  She grew up in the Grand Ledge area and has worked in various ministries within her church.  She especially loves working with children.


Richelle married Steve in 1989.  They have 4 adult children, Gretchen (Jon), Corinne (Cody), Kara (JL) & Reid.  She loves camping, being a grandma and spending time with her family.

Business Manager



Cell:  989-413-0812

Deidre Marks has been the Business Manager since March 2014.  She graduated with a bachelors in Business Administration with a Management concentration from Spring Arbor University in 2003.  She has served in an administrative ministry role in the Church of the Nazarene for 14 years.  She loves to travel with her family and explore new places.  She is passionate about people and their connection with God, each other and the church.  

NYI President



Travis Myers has been the District NYI president since 2010 and currently serves at the Lansing South Church of the Nazarene as Pastor to families with youth.   He has a passion for youth and strives for the youth to grow in their relationship with Christ and in community with each other through summer camps, district lock-ins, celebrate life, quizzing, and district impact team. 


He is married to Jesi and has 3 children Sage, Clayton, and Brooklynn.  He loves to spend time with family whether camping, boating, or playing games.  

NMI President

Karla Hurt


Karla Hurt was elected District NMI president in July 2018.  She lives in Portage Michigan with her husband, Keith, and they are involved in ministry at Cross Community Church, Portage MI.  Karla works in Battle Creek at the Kellogg Company in the Learning and Development Department.  

They have 2 adult children. Their daughter, Katrina, is married to Tyler Hull and is an Oregon high school math teacher.  Tyler is studying electrical engineering in addition to having a business and marketing degree.  Their son, Keegan joined the Air Force and is a Non Destructive Inspector who will be stationed overseas. 

Karla marvels at God’s nature, enjoys reading, creating crafts. She is passionate about missions throughout the world.  She would love to hear what your church is doing to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in your community and global missions!