I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m Brian, senior pastor of Milwood Community Church. I’m so honored to be able to lead Milwood Community Church in spreading the good news of Jesus and his great love for you and me and all of us here in the Milwood community.
Jesus is our hope in this world and for the world yet to come. He changed me with this hope many years ago and continues to shape me into the future. Wherever your life has you, Jesus can do the same for you as he did for me.. I would love to get to know you and help you find your space to grow in God’s love and in our community.
One way I’ve seen this hope grow in my life is through my family: My wife Lora, my daughter Marisa, my son Willis, and my youngest, Libby. They show me hope everyday as they live in the love of Jesus. Another way I’ve seen hope grow in my life is through serving the church and experiencing the many different journeys of life people experience. Whether those are good, bad or ugly, hope comes from the fact that Jesus is “always with us to the very end of the age, (Matt 28:20) ”
Please join us for worship on Sundays at 10 am as we explore this hope together.
Julie Meinema has been part of the Milwood family since…
Julie Meinema has been part of the Milwood family since 1992 and has been on staff since 1995. Julie grew up in the Kalamazoo area, attended Calvin College for 3 years and received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. Julie is married to Mark. They have four children: David (Marissa), Jonathon (Sylvia), Karl, and Erin.
Wes has been part of the Milwood family since 2005…
Director of Worship
Wes has been part of the Milwood family since 2005 and joined the staff in 2012. He is originally from Renton, Washington and attended Seattle Christian High School. Wes played drums and helped lead worship at Dordt College where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After eight years of working in the musical instrument retail industry, Wes accepted the position of Worship Director at Milwood CRC. Wes’s wife Janelle is originally from Aylmer, Ontario and they have twin daughters, Gwen and Marja, born in 2012.