Lead Pastor: Kevin and Karen Guetschow
In 2010 Kevin Guetschow and his wife Karen, began a new chapter in their lives when they moved from the Plainwell/Otsego area to Kent City to serve in ministry with that community. For the past seven years Kevin’s focus as a pastor, and their passion for sharing Christ’s love, has grown and deepened. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is their belief that you will never meet a person that Jesus didn’t die for. “We feel there needs to be in every community, spaces and places, were people who don’t like church feel comfortable and welcomed – as they are, where they are – to experience and receive the love of Jesus.”
Kevin and Karen are excited for the opportunity to bring their passion, energy and love, to CrossWind Community Church to continue, and grow, its mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world through its vision of Love in action… showing people Jesus.
Life Verse: “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.” Psalm 40: 1-3
Favorite Book: Hmmmm… tough one.
First thought… the Bible.
Second thought, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Favorite Movie: Another tough one. I have many. I’ve watched Pretty Woman with Karen, and Frozen with my Granddaughter more times than I care to remember.
But, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark is probably one of my favorite.
Favorite Musicians: Matt Maher, George Strait, Randy Travis just to mention a few
Worship Leader/ Administrative Assistant: Carter Lezman
Carter has a background as a student who grew up helping with his church’s worship team by playing the guitar, piano, bass, and singing. In 2015, Carter graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, but felt to instead pursue God’s calling in music and worship ministry. Carter currently works as both Worship Leader and Administrative Assistant. Carter is also currently attending Liberty University and is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree.
Life Verse: “The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and anything else with a good plot line and adventure
Favorite Books: Fathered by God by John Eldredge and Love Does by Bob Goff
Favorite Musicians: John Mayer, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Phil Wickham, Bethel Worship Team, Third Day, Michael W. Smith