GLR Team Update
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What you do matters to us.
Join us at Leadership Drive
The main focus of this particular leadership drive is "Helping Every Every Context...Win More People to Jesus." 
The awesome reality is that this particular Leadership Drive is being held 10 days before Easter... the biggest evangelistic day of the year (or certainly one of them). We will be joined by three individuals that day.
Ed Stetzer
Keith Gordon
Rick Richardson
April 11 is Leadership Drive across the Region

  • LIVE@Central Wesleyan Church 446 W. 40th St, Holland MI 10am-noon EST

  • LIVE BROADCAST@Heritage Church-4801 44th Rock Island, Illinois 9-11am CST

  • LIVE BROADCAST@Faith Church-2300 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, Michigan 10am-noon EST

  • LIVE BROADCAST@Red Cedar Church-1701 W. Allen St, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 9-11am CST
Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center. He will be talking on the role of the Holy Spirit as it relates to increasing evangelism fervor in the life of the local church. 

Keith Gordon is a veteran of an evangelism. His church experienced a significant increase in evangelism effectiveness. He will be with us at Leadership Drive to share his story. 

Rick Richardson has done extensive brand new research in the area of evangelism and will be sharing research which will prove to be very encouraging. 

Please click here to REGISTER . Anyone that attends will be entered into a drawing to win a timeshare vacation for 2019. Must be present to win :)
Helpful links on our CORE values
Are You Forgetting the People in the Pews While Growing Your Church?

 We should never lose sight of the importance of what ministry is all about. It’s not about statistics, numbers or things; it’s about people. Always. ...continue
14-Point Check Up for Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Leadership

Leadership is more art than science, more fluid than structured, and more messy than clean. Therefore, any help we can get for a quick check-up is helpful .....continue
What Are Your Life-Giving Questions?

As I regularly check in on the “how is my soul?” question, here are numerous questions I’ve been asking myself: ....continue
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Other Events & Items to Consider
Our mission is to join God in His desire for every person within our Region to begin a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 19:10)
Our Core Values
The GLR team is here to serve you as you join Jesus in His mission to reach the 22 million individuals outside of a relationship with Him. You may reach us at the contact information below:
For Refocusing/Revisioning : Richard Meeks —
For Leadership Development: Jack Lynn —
For Pastoral Care in Illinois : Dan Bickel —
For Pastoral Care in Michigan : Tom Schmidt —
For USF and Financial Questions : Shari Brown —
For DBMD Questions : your current representative from your district
For Church Planting Questions :
For Prayer Requests : email

Great Lakes Region Office Contact Information
• Phone Number: (616)-827-9450
• Email —
Other staff contact information:
Regional Superintendent - Chris Conrad -
Executive Assistant - Shareen Bradley -
Executive Assistant - Sherry Laurence -
Executive Assistant - Denise Schmidt -
Chief Financial Officer - Lynn Bruce -
HR/Talent Management- Sue Teitsma -
Finance Coordinator/Trainer - Annette DeGraaf -
Great Lakes Region includes the states of Illinois and Michigan, with 160+ churches and a combined worship attendance of more than 34,000. We hope that Wisconsin will join us in 2019.