Our Leadership

Rich Schoenert

Interim Pastor

Family: Wife, Valerie. Three adult children (all married) and nine grandchildren. 

Education: Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.), Northeastern Bible College, 1966. Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS), 1969. Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), GCTS, 1989. 

Employed:  Associate Staff with VitalChurch Ministry. 

Experience: Senior Pastor at three churches (MI, MA, MN) for 43 years. Intentional Interim Pastor at four churches for 8 years. 

Other ministries: Extended Short-Term Missionary with One Challenge International (OCI), serving in Ukraine for 28 years. Past Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Current Adjunct Professor at Kremenchuk Evangelical Seminary, Ukraine. Chairman of the Board of Directors, READ Ministries. 

Free Time: Watching sports, travel, time with the family. 

Scripture: Psalm 73:25-26

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