Rev. Larry Wik | Senior Pastor | 248.693.6201 x203 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry grew up in Farmington, MI and received his Bachelors in Music at Wayne State University. He attended seminary at Candler School of Theology, in Atlanta, and has been serving in ministry since 1994. He joined Lake Orion United Methodist Church after serving as pastor of the Manchester United Methodist Church for the past seven years.
Larry's family includes his wife Jennifer and their three children James, Aaron, and Sarah.
Rev. John Ball | Associate Pastor | 248.693.6201 x207 | email@example.com
John grew up in a small rural farming community, just east of Saginaw called Reese, Michigan. He spent his high school and college years working for the Zehnder family as a waiter at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. (Yes, he wore the uniforms which included knickers, white blouses and lederhosen). He graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate's degree in Tool Design and then University of Michigan with a dual bachelor degree in Marketing and Sociology. He continues to be a die-hard Wolverine fan. John attended Asbury Theological Seminary where he graduated with his Master's Degree in Divinity. John has served as a pastor in Mayville and Brighton prior to arriving at Lake Orion UMC. John is honored to share his life with his wife Cyndi since 1995 and with his two boys (Dylan and Braeden).
Dawn Ames | Family Ministries Director | 248.693.6201 x206 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn is originally from Sterling Heights, moving to Lake Orion in 2001. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Family Life and Human Sexuality. She has been married to her husband, Mike, since 2000. She has been a member of Lake Orion United Methodist Church since 2007 and became part of the staff in January 2016. Dawn has five children (Hannah, Owen, Olivia, Julia, and Seth), two Great Danes (Storm and Louie), and the newest pup Axle, and three cats (Ariel, Aurora, and Jasmine.)
Lisa Goyette | Director of Stephen Ministry | 248.693.6201 x202 | email@example.com
Lisa is a 1984 graduate of Central Michigan University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work with a minor in Gerontology. In 2007 Lisa completed the 50 hour training program to become a Stephen Minister at Christ the Redeemer. In June, 2008, Lisa began serving as the Stephen Leader for the United Methodist Church of Lake Orion.
Lisa lives in Lake Orion with her husband, Dave, and their son Levi. In her free time Lisa loves boating, reading and spending time with family and friends. She also is involved in advocacy work as it relates to social justice issues.
PAT MATTHEWS | ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | 248.693.6201 | LOUMC1@LAKEORIONUMC.ORG
Pat is a retired officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she served our country around the world. Pat retired in 2017 to spend time with her family in Oxford including her son, Jim, daughter-in-law, Jill, and two granddaughters, Sydney and Ella, along with Pat’s sister, Elaine and her family. Pat’s family all moved to the area 20+ years ago when they were campers at the DSC Campgrounds on Oakwood Road in Oxford. Pat grew up on the east side of Detroit. She has had a varied career working in offices for over 50 years. She’s worked for the Clarkston, Waterford and Madison Heights school districts, in the advertising field, the automotive industry, in catering, retail and even at the Detroit Zoo. She has lived and worked on both the east and west coasts. She was a member of the Murrieta United Methodist Church in California, as well as attending St. Thomas UMC in Manassas, Virginia. If there is anything in an office that needs to be done, Pat probably knows how to do it. Pat lives in Oxford with her two Chocolate Labs, Baylee and KC. In her free time, Pat loves hanging out with family and spending time reading, on her computer, and gardening.