Dr. Phil Krist
Dr. Krist brings to each class he teaches a rich background in God’s Word and practical ministry. A summa cum laude graduate of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, he received his Masters of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California and an earned Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts. One of Dr. Krist’s most exciting educational experiences though, were archaeological studies on a dig in Israel!
Dr. Krist’s ministry background includes being: a student ministries coordinator; a hospital chaplain; a youth pastor; a Bible college instructor and a Lead Pastor. He has been a speaker at both national and overseas conferences. Most importantly to Dr. Krist is the fact he’s Pastor Phil and called to be Lakeside’s Lead Pastor.
Pastor Phil loves people and his a consuming passion is to make an eternal difference in people's lives for the glory of God. More than just learning, it’s Pastor Phil’s desire that his classes provide fresh revelation of our God and His Word along with empowering experiences in His Spirit!
Dawn Waage is Lakeside's Worship & Creative Arts Director. Dawn and husband Tim have been married for 37 years, both graduates of Evangel University in Springfield, MO. A talented trumpet player, Tim works with Dawn in the Worship & Creative Arts Ministry at Lakeside, directing the Orchestra and helping out in any way he can. Dawn and Tim have two grown sons - Jason (wife Danielle, twins Lili and Leo and new baby Jax) and Jordan. The Waage family has been a part of the Lakeside family for many years, first attending from 1987-1994. After a brief time of living and working in their home state of Minnesota, God rejoined them to the Lakeside family in 2005. When not here at the church preparing for services and special events, Dawn enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Liana and husband Mike have been married for 15 years and have four beautiful children - Annabella, Cosmo, Luigi and Gia. They have attended Lakeside for more than seven years, becoming members in 2013. Liana and Mike have been involved in Kid's ministry, VBS, Big Gives and Women's ministry. Liana earned her bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a Master's degree in Business at Oakland University. Liana loves to spend time with other ladies to work on devotionals and learning to grow in Christ together!
Bill & Sara Leto
Sara and Bill Leto have been married for 14 years and have three boys, Grant, Carter and Chase. They have been at Lakeside for almost 10 years. While at Lakeside, they have served on the praise team, choir, VBS, Big Gives and taught Sunday School. Currently Sara and Bill lead the Strong Bonds group.
They feel that being involved in ministry as a family is important and always try to serve with kindness, a love for the Word, and a sense of humor, especially Bill. Their prayer is that families will find strength and encouragement as part of Strong Bonds.
Rod & Dawn Davis
Rod and Dawn have attended Lakeside for five years. They have been involved in Lay Ministry, KidsZone, Vacation Bible School, Student Nation, Big Gives, Church Photography, Teaching and Set Construction. Rod and Dawn's vision is to for Singles to join the Friendship Connection Group just as they are and embrace the changes Christ will make in their lives as their faith matures and their commitment to Christ grows through studying God’s Word.
John has been attending Lakeside for about 15 years and has been involved in Missions, drama, teaching Sunday School, being the Singles Coordinator, and now currently working with the Lay Ministry Team! John is a licensed Minister in the Assemblies of God and has learned much under Pastor Krist's teaching classes and sermons. He has taught many classes at Lakeside and is excited about this brand new class! John will be teaching 1st Timothy, and is excited to teach this class because he has a passion for God's Word! Everyone has a desire to change something in their lives, and John believes that this class will help inspire people to reach higher ground in their relationship with God!
Pastor Randy Neary
Pastor Randy joined the Lakeside Team in August 2007. He has been in full-time Children's & Family Pastoral ministries for over 25 years, serving in churches in Wisconsin and Texas. Pastor Randy graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Studies from North Central University, has attended graduate studies at Lamar University, has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family from Moody Theological Seminary, and has recently received his accredidation as a Licensed Counselor (LLPC) in the state of Michigan! Pastor Randy currently oversees Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Care & Technology at Lakeside.
John Rademaker has over 35 years experience in planning, designing and implementing security programs for nationally recognized companies in all areas of business from residential and commercial facilities to sports and entertainment venues. He is certified through the Michigan State Police in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and is a technical advisor for the Wayne County Department of Homeland Security. John also serves as a Reserve Officer for the City of Dearborn as well as the Detroit Police Citizen Academy.
Marlana and her husband Keith have been married for 10 years. She has been the Lakeside Drama Coordinator since 1993 and has directed and acted in numerous productions. A talented woman, she has written several original plays, and has adapted many plays and musicals for the Lakeside stage. Marlana is probably best known for her portrayal of the cantankerous “Bessie” from Edge of Eternity.