Our pastoral team is united in building this church and community with the best that God has given. We hope to see you a part of the Village family.
Senior Pastor Ron & Collene Kelly
Although I was not raised as a Christian, my mother required me to attend Peoria Junior Academy as a young teenager. This encounter put my feet on the path of life. Through Adventist schools God gave me my life calling, a wonderful friendship in my wife, Collene, and the joy of being a part of the family of God. I am eternally gratefully to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the myriad of dedicated members who believe that everybody ought to know who Jesus is. I believe in a cross-generational approach to ministry, the power of the out-of-doors to shape lives, and the freedom of obedience to God's law. Maranatha!
Associate Pastor Joe & Ruthie Reeves
I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Washington State in a home that taught me to trust God even in the toughest situations. I began church work as a Bible worker in Wisconsin right out of my teens. I saw God work miracles in people's hearts when they studied the Bible and followed it's teachings. I graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2011 and worked one year as a Bible worker instructor on campus at SALT before beginning pastoral ministry at Detroit Metro and South Lyon churches. We planted Lakes Area church there before moving to Berrien Springs Village in 2015. Ruthie and I have one son and care more than ever for the spiritual success and happiness of our families. Our ministry is designed to build faith in God and community with church family.
Assistant Pastor Endi & Kristina Stojanovic
I am originally from Brisbane, Australia. It was there I received my bachelors in Biomedical Science from the University of Queensland, and married the love of my life, Kristina, almost nine years ago. I moved to the Berrien Springs area soon after our wedding and completed the MDiv, and am currently pursuing a PhD in Systematic Theology, at the SDA Theological Seminary. At Village it is my desire to see all, the young and the young-at-heart, have a living, vibrant relationship with their Savior. Following Jesus daily, and proclaiming his Gospel to the world, is the most exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding experience we can have in this life. Contrary to the lie which the Devil has spread throughout the western world, that the one who believes in God and religion must be naïve, I have a passion to help all, especially the young, seek an intelligent faith.
Assistant Pastor Dennis & Melody Page
While I did not grew up in a Christian home, God in His mercy did not leave me without the evidence of His love and care. He arrested my downward spiral to utter ruin and hopelessness to lead me, through His providence, to Biblical understanding of the truth. What drastic change in lifestyle and purposes! As a result, I felt a burden in my heart to lift up Jesus and tell of His love, forgiveness, and power to restore anyone who will call upon Him. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife and best friend, Melody, who shares with me the desire to allow Jesus to live His life through us and to share with others this good news of God’s transforming love. This desire prompted us to share testimony to many churches, prisons, and schools, here and abroad. We hope to invite and encourage as many as possible to be ready for Christ's return.
Church Secretary: Toni Minikus
Toni Minikus was born and raised in beautiful Iowa, but has friends in many parts of the country thanks to her 12 years as a traveling Bible worker. After living in Ukraine for a winter and five short term mission trips, all of which opened her eyes to the great needs abroad, she was delighted to take a job at Adventist Frontier Missions where she currently works part time in the recruitment department. Her administrative skills are also put to the stretch here at Village as part time secretary. And she is very thankful to be part of the Village Church Family.
Church Treasurer: Rhonda Johnson
The Village Church is a very special place to me as it holds many wonderful memories. During my 40 years of membership my father, uncles and grandfather were all baptized here. I was also married in the Village Church and started my family here. I was lucky enough to watch my daughters grow and mature during their years at the Village School. My love for the church has extended into my role as the church treasurer for the past 17 years. I now wait to see what God has in store as I join the school as their new treasurer.