Mission Leadership

The staff and leadership here at The Mission is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. You can contact the church office at admin@themission.church.

Staff

  • Dan Kopp

    Lead Pastor

         I was born and raised in the Catholic Church and I like to say that about the time I graduated from Fraser High School I also graduated from my belief in God. When I enrolled in Oakland University I became a pretty hardcore atheist for a handful of years. But after graduating and getting an engineering job at General Motors, I became open to God once again. I had a spiritual reawakening of my faith in my 20s and found myself moving to California to attend seminary where I received a Masters of Divinity. Fast forward to 2010 which is when God called Kellie and I to plant this church! When we planted the church we were a family of 4 and just as we launched Kellie gave birth to our third daughter! Our family has lived in Shelby Township for the past 18 years and we love the fact that we planted a church right where we live!

  • lisa schlinke

    Associate Pastor

    Hi friends, I was raised in a home that believed in going to church and living a Christian life. During my formative years, I understood that mainly in terms of do’s and don’ts. There was an unwritten formula that ensured if I did a + b + c  God would do d. This seemed to work for a while; however, when life got more complicated, I realized that the parameters of this formula were not all encompassing…nor always helpful. I had an “a-ha” moment while participating in a Beth Moore Bible study in my early twenties, called To Live is Christ. What stood out to me were the many hardships that characterized the apostle Paul’s life (cf. Acts 20-28). He certainly would have lived by “the formula,” yet he struggled. It sounds silly, but it was only after examining his life, the good, the bad, and everything in between that I realized the Christian life was not about attaining to a “perfect” life, by adhering to rules. Rather, it is characterized by a genuine relationship with Jesus. This relationship does not guarantee easy circumstances, perfect answers, or perfect results. Instead, the supreme goal of the Christian life is to grow more like Christ. Today, to serve the folks at The Mission, God is using my experience as a wife (20 years), mother (two amazing daughters), teacher (BA in Spanish), and seminary graduate (MA Biblical Exposition) to support others who too, want to embrace what Paul stated so well, “to live IS Christ” (Phil. 1:21a).

       

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  • Jenny Mason

    Executive Administrator

          I am an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and have served in the ministry for over 15 years. I enjoy community development and love serving those who desperately need to know and feel the love of Christ. I have been fortunate to work in several different pastoral roles within the traditional church setting. As well, have had the great opportunity to work in the nontraditional church realm as the founder and executive director of a 501c3 nonprofit, anti-human trafficking organization and service provider.

         In addition to serving at The Mission Church, I am currently developing a community outreach marketplace ministry for Macomb County. I feel great joy in being part of this amazing team at The Mission and I am excited to experience all that God has in store for His Church.

         I have been married to my husband, Rich, for 22 years and have two beautiful adult daughters, Lauren and Ashlyn. I absolutely love nature, biking, kayaking, reading, laughing, and being with the ones I love. God is truly so good to us, I feel blessed daily to enjoy the life He has given me.

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  • katie moore

    kids director

    Hey there, I’m Katie. It’s an honor and joy to serve as Mission Kids Director and I am excited to get to know you and family more! I grew up in the Lutheran church in Port Huron, Michigan and attended church regularly. But it wasn’t until college, Michigan State, where I fell in love with Jesus and began walking faithfully with Him. My husband and I have been married since 2011 and together we have three sons, Jayden, Camden, and Ethan. Be sure to say hi when you come to visit, I’d love to meet you!

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  • Rebecca Schaefer

    Administrator
  • Jenn Reichel

    Bookkeeper

    I’ve been volunteering at the Mission since nearly its inception and am Blessed to be on staff since   2018.  I am an “eastsider” born and raised.  I love the seasons that Michigan gives us.  Outdoors is my favorite place to connect with Jesus.  I have a passion for serving people and love being a wife, aunt and cat mom. 

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  • alan lubnow

    building manager, webmaster

    My family has been a part of The Mission Church since the preview service days, just prior to the official launch. My wife, Melissa, and our two children also serve at The Mission on various teams. Since 2008 I have worked full-time as a mechanical engineer. Recently, I completed a bachelor's degree at Colorado State University with a major in IT and minor in project management. The personal and professional projects I have worked on over the years have prepared me for my roles at The Mission. I strive to use my unique talents to bless our team and congregation.

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Board Members

  • Tom Petz - Board Member

    Tom Petz

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  • Rich Bousson - Board Member

    Rich Bousson

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  • Kellie Kopp - Board Member

    Kellie Kopp

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  • Dan Kopp - Board Member

    Dan Kopp

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  • Deb Keller

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  • luana luckhard

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Team Leads

  • SUE HALLEY &

    Luana Luckhard

    Communion

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  • mike fredrick & sue halley

    cafe

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  • Rich Bousson

    Security

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  • Kellie Kopp

    Mission Kids

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  • kellie kopp & Melissa Lubnow

    Youth Group

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  • Kerry & Leanne Bandlow

    Cleaning Crew

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  • Alan Lubnow

    Computer Pantry

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  • Jessica Gortat

    Mom's Meet Up

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  • Dan & kellie kopp

    School of Kingdom Ministry

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