Our Staff

 

Rev. Troy G. Waite, Pastor

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Pastor is the adopted son of the late Edward and Dorothy (McFail) Waite.  The youngest of three adopted children, he has a brother (Tim) and his family who live in Warren, Michigan, and a sister (Cheryl) and her family who live in North Branch, Michigan.  He is the proud "father" of two French Mastiffs, Hannady and Bruno, and two cats, Naeus and Odes, who remind him every day of why God's grace is so absolutely necessary!

Having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pscyhology from Concordia College (now University) in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1988, Pastor earned his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in 1993.  He served an internship at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in New York City, and a residency at Zion Lutheran Church, Perrysburg (Latchie), Ohio under the wonderful care and direction of his supervisor, the Rev. James R. Van Brussel.   Pastor was ordained in the Holy Ministry on August 29, 1993 at Zion Lutheran Church in Perrysburg (Latchie).

Having served one parish prior to coming to St. Martin's, Pastor came to St. Martin's in January 1999.  Ironically, on the Sunday of his first scheduled liturgy, Michigan experienced a snowstorm which resulted in the accumulation of fourteen inches of snow.  Since Pastor lives in the Detroit suburbs, he was unable to make the trip and worship, for the first time in St. Martin's then one hundred forty-year history, had to be canceled!

At the beginning of 2017 Pastor will have completed his eighteenth year of service with the people of St. Martin's, looking forward to many more years according to God's will and with His help.  When asked what he would want to be remembered for in his service to any parish, Pastor always answers the same way, "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2.2 RSV).

Linda J. Boskee, Parish Custodian

 

 

 

A.D. 2017 CHURCH COUNCIL

PRESIDENT

Bryon Spiekhout

 

VICE PRESIDENT

John Pizzo

 

CHURCH COUNCIL SECRETARY

Kathy Pizzo

 

TREASURER

Evelyn Ikera

 

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Kristine Welser

 

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE

Jill Meldrum

 

HEALTH MINISTRY

Heather Pizzo

 

MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Sandy Youngert

 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE

Kay Rau

 

PARISH EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Sue May

 

ST. MARTIN'S PILOTS (Men's Fellowship)

Tony Meldrum

 

PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Joe May

 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

Nancy Spiekhout

 

ST. MARTIN'S YOUTH LEAGUE

Vacant

 

ST. MARTIN'S WOMEN OF THE ELCA

Helen Wheeler

 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE

Cindy Lesch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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