Our staff is passionate about making you a part of our family. We believe that churches should be moving from the bottom-up, so we work hard to support, encourage, and equip our volunteers.
Ross Scheer, Lead Pastor
Ross and His wife Alison have been in ministry for nearly 10 years. Ross served as the Worship Pastor here at Res Life in Big Rapids for 7 years before becoming the Lead Pastor in 2013. God has taken them on a few journeys in their life, including a year and a half at a church in Florida. Although Florida was nice in the winter, their desire to be close to family drew them back to the great state of Michigan.
Both Ross and Alison spent their childhood growing up in Gaylord. They met in high school and both later graduated with bachelor degrees from Grand Valley State University. While working in ministry Ross realized the call on his life and decided to continue his degree in Ministerial Studies through the Berean School of the Bible.
Ross and Alison have a passion for people. Their desire is to see people living the life that God has for them. They want to help people see that following the teachings of the Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirt can produce, incredible, tangible life-change.
Paul Myers, Executive Pastor
Paul and his wife, Tina, have always known that God had a call on their lives. In 2013 that call was realized when he joined our staff. Paul and Tina have worked in ministry together for more than 25 years including youth, college, and young married couple's ministry. He combines 25 years of operational and management experience with his passion for ministry to help the church run smoothly, but Paul's passion is introducing people to Christ by helping them achieve a personal relationship with Him.
Paul and Tina have two children and 4 grandchildren that they dote over any time they get a chance. Paul loves to hunt and spend time in the outdoors any time he has down time. Most all of all, He seeks to find God through His Word and in the little moments of everyday life.
Kris VanKoevering, Associate Pastor
Kris has two passions in her life (besides her husband of 36 years, Tim). The first is seeing people come alive when they truly experience Jesus and the second is a new season in her life--grandchildren.
She loves being a part of the leadership and the amazing family at Reslife.
Kris lives in the Fremont area with her husband, Tim.
Ron Witbeck, Associate Pastor
Ron and his wife, Diana, oversee the parking lot and usher ministries on Sunday morning, as well as the security team. Pastor Ron also teaches some of our weekly classes, like Living Intentionally Bible Study and Baptism. Ron and Diana love to walk alongside people as they grow in their relationship with God.
Ron and Diana live in the Big Rapids area
Keith Richards, Next Generations Pastor
Keith and his wife, Staci, oversee The 412 Youth Group every Wednesday night and the KidZone children's ministry on Sunday mornings. They have a passion for people and for helping those people see the plan that God has for their lives at the earliest age possible. The Richards have been active in church ministry for ten years.
Keith and Staci grew up in Cedar Springs and now live just outside Big Rapids with their three kids.
Joey Cottle, Worship & Creative Pastor
Joey leads worship every sunday and oversees all of the creative work at the church, stuff like graphics, video, and web design. His heart lies in glorifying God through the art that he helps create.
Joey also leads Connect Young Adults Ministry, seeking to help the young adults at the church create meaningful relationships and stay connected to God.
He lives in Big Rapids with his wife, Abigail, and their two children.
Tammy Hughes, Front Office Manager
Tammy was a pastor's daughter, so she has been involved in ministry on many different levels throughout her life. She has a great love and heart for people, and her desire is to help bring a sense of community to this church while ultimately leading people to Christ.
Tammy, her husband Charles, and their son Gavin have been a part of the Reslife family since 2007 and have been involved in several ministries here. Tammy joined the staff as the Office Manager in 2013, and also helps run the church bookstore.
The Hughes family lives in Big Rapids with their giant English Mastiff, Dixie, and their cat, Marnie.