Brad has been attending Union Church in some capacity since birth. At 12 years old, Easter Sunday, he became an official member. He attended MSU as a young adult, where he met his wife, Dawn, and completed his Masters of Divinity at Western Theological Seminary in May of 2016. He was called to be Pastor of Union Church in February of 2015. Brad is passionate about the people at Union and serving the church.
Brad has been married to Dawn for 25 years and they have 3 children. He enjoys Michigan State Spartans basketball and football, Tigers baseball; and golf. He has a healthy appreciation for sports in general. He's really good at eating and ping pong and racquetball. Brad also "digs holes" with his family business, Parrish Excavating, and enjoys finding ways to minister to his coworkers.
Brad's heart is rooted in servanthood and discipleship, and wants to see the sanctuary get freshened up.
Linda has been with Union Church for two and a half years, but has many years of office and daycare experience. She and her husband have been married for 34 years and have 4 children and 3 (soon to be 5) grandkids.
Linda's heart is rooted in helping people and making them feel welcome. The atmosphere and friendly parishioners are her favorite part about the Union Church, and wants to see more children and families fill the seats. She has a keen eye for interior design and loves shiplap.
Dennis is retired from his professional career as Post Master at the post office and has been the treasurer at Union Church for 3 years. He and his wife of 53 years have 2 children, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grand children.
While Dennis' heart lies with family time, he loves to nap and has become a professional napper since retiring. He wants to see small groups take off and thinks the Union Church's coffee and donuts are the best around.
WORSHIP & YOUTH PASTOR
David has been with Union Church as the Worship & Youth Pastor for a few months, but had attended a few times throughout his childhood for youth events and grew up in Quincy. He got his first guitar at 12 years old and has been a musician ever since. David met and started dating his wife while attending Quincy High School 19 years ago, and will be celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary this October. After high school, David attended Taylor University and Cornerstone University. He has always assisted in ministry, mainly in church plants, since he was 12. As a 12 year old, he would help set up and tear down for Sunday services and run sound, began serving on worship teams when he was 15, and has led worship on and off for 6 years.
David feels his biggest accomplishment is raising 4 boys with his wife. He is surprisingly good at slight of hand and card tricks. He's also a co-photographer with his wife for their business DaveTree Photography, and is a free-lance branding and design consultant. David likes to win people to the truth and lead engaging and meaningful worship.
David is passionate about making disciples and teaching the truth of God's word, his family, and music. He enjoys the friendly and welcoming people at Union Church, and would like to see the whole building get an update, starting with the sound system.