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brian blum | senior pastor |

Brian first served at Frontline as the Worship and Arts pastor from 2000-2007 before becoming the lead teaching pastor. Brian and his wife, Kerry have four boys. In addition to being Frontline’s Lead Pastor, Brian enjoys fishing, running, music and spending time outdoors with his family. If not at Frontline, you may find Brian at one of his favorite Biggby coffee locations “studying” for an upcoming weekend service.


blake hicks | executive pastor |

For over 25 years Blake owned and operated three small businesses on the West Side of Grand Rapids. In 2008, Blake felt a call to leave the business world and go into ministry. Upon receiving degrees from both Cornerstone University and Wesley Seminary, Blake has served in both the church and non-profit communities. Blake and his wife Kim have been married for 30 years and have 4 kids along with 2 grandchildren. When not working at Frontline, Blake enjoys competing in triathlons and eating...not necessarily in that order.


jesse heiney | mobilization pastor |

Jesse came to Frontline in the summer of 2016 with a heart for serving and a desire to see the Church be all it was intended to be. He and his wife felt a deep calling to become everyday missionaries and a call to inspire others to become the same. He has served in ministry for over twenty years in many different capacities, though primarily as a worship leader. Jesse, his wife, Loretta, and their children, Hailey, Brennan, and Lydia love spending time together outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, or geocaching. He is an unashamed Lions fan, is a closet geek, and chocolate chip cookies are his love language

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john gorveatte | lead pastor of The Center Church |

Originally from Caledonia, MI, John graduated from Kingswood University (New Brunswick, Canada) with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry. His desire is to unleash every person to live out his/her God-given calling.  His life-aim is to see zero spiritually-lost people in the Byron Center area. He is married to his beautiful (extremely gracious) wife, Lindsey. John enjoys teaching the Bible, running on trails, all things minimalist, and being outside.


brad vanderson | lead pastor of NewLife Church |

Brad is passionate about the community of Wayland. For him, there is nothing better than seeing Jesus transform lives. Brad has a degree from Grand Valley State University in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Ministry at Wesley Seminary. In addition to Frontline, Brad and Sam have been foster parents to several kids over the past couple years and love spending time with their crazy-cool daughters, Emery and Rowan. Brad loves photography, graphic design, and being ridiculously sarcastic all the time.