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!
Reverend David Krist
Reverend David & Shirley Krist have faithfully pastored for over 64 years! They have 3 children and 10 grandchildren that are all involved in Ministry.
They are teaching the 1st hour class "Old Time Gospel Hour" which features the popular old time choruses and hymns along with an inspiring Bible Study. "We enjoy teaching at Lakeside, it's a real blessing to us as we hope it is to those who attend. There is no greater joy than teaching God's word and we do that with deep respect for the Lord." -Reverend David Krist
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 baby #3 due in August, 2018) 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 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!
Kim has been attending Lakeside for nine years and recently became a member. This is her second class to lead and she is super excited to see what God has planned!
Bill & Sara Leto
Rod & Dawn Davis
Rod and Dawn have attended Lakeside for four years. They have been involved in Lay Ministry, KidsZone, Vacation Bible School, Student Nation, Big Gives, Church Photography, Teaching and Set Construction. Dawn graduated from Bible college with over thirty credits in the Bible. Rod is a mentor to young men seeking spiritual growth and God’s direction in their lives. Rod and Dawn both have servants’ hearts, and together they study the needs of today’s Singles so they can be used by God in the Singles ministry.
Until Dawn met Rod in her 30s, she was a single Christian woman navigating the world’s view of a single woman. She learned invaluable lessons from God’s delay in providing a spouse and she desires to share her learning with other Christian women who feel the daily pressure to conform to the world’s view of singlehood. Rod has a genuine desire to share the Good News of Jesus with single men who desire to grow in their faith or who are having a difficult time discerning God’s plan for their lives. Rod’s desire is to serve single Christian men who want to mature in their faith as they pursue God’s plan in their lives and train up spirit-filled men who rely on the Word when facing difficult times.
The church is a hospital, no one enters it whole. Only Christ can heal and complete us. Rod and Dawn's Mission is to create a Christ-centered community for Lakeside Singles to mature in their faith, develop lasting friendships, and serve our community. Their desire is to transform the Christian walk of Lakeside Singles, and teach Singles that they are complete in Christ, lacking nothing. Rod and Dawn's vision is to invite Singles to join the Friendship Connection Group 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.
Kevin & Yvonne Calahan
Kevin and Yvonne have been married for 34 years and have attended Lakeside since 2001 and became members in 2002. They have two sons, Matt & Ryan and one grandson, Cameron. The Calahan's have a heart for the hurting and a passion for the Lord. They have been involved in the Big Gives, drama, deacon, elders, leaders of the outreach ministry IMPACT and are always willing to serve the Lord in any way needed.
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 organization and has learned a lot under Pastor Hal and 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 John, and he is excited to teach this class because he has a passion for God's Word and this class is focused on the Word! Everyone wants to change something in their lives, John believes that teaching this class will help inspire people to reach higher ground in their relationship with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
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 and has attended graduate studies at Lamar University & has a Masters Degre in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family from Moody Theological Seminary.
Pastor Randy has been married to his wife, Rosemary, and partner in ministry for 30 years. Rosemary has been the Director of Lakeside Preschool & Childcare Center since it opened in September of 2013. They have two beautiful children, Ben and Beth.
After serving over 10 years ministering primarily to children at Lakeside, Pastor Randy now oversees Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Care & Technology at Lakeside.
PAT VAN DENBERG
Pat has attended Lakeside for approximately 6 years. She has been involved in Junior Bible Quiz, Performing Arts, Big Give, Bread of Life and Youth Fine Arts. She has a BA in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture from Madonna University. She has taught in various places, including Oakland Comunnity College in Farmington Hills. She also holds a M.A. ed from Saginaw Valley State University.
Pat has been in love with Sign Language since she was a little girl and was given a card with the alphabet on it. She had her first sign class in the 70's and felt an ache on her heart and knew she wanted to learn that language! Pat was seeking from God where her place was in the Kingdom of God, she got involved with a prison ministry where a young deaf man was incarcerated. She was very limited in her sign launguage abilities at that time and that's when God spoke to Pat, right there in that prision! God told her that this was the place He had called her... It wasn't the prision ministry, it was the Deaf ministry.
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.
RINO & JOSIE PALAZZOLO
Attending Lakeside for over 12 years, Missy has served in many capacities -- teaching Wednesday night classes, Sunday School as a children's teacher, serving in VBS, Big Gives, JBQ and Kids Fine Arts. She also helps when needed in Drama, annual Easter Egg Hunts and our Fall Festival every October.
"Using a non-intimidating class topic (cooking) is a great way to bring people in to the church who do not attend a church but can connect with others and build friendships, sharing their heart openly. There have been times of laughter, tears, encouragement and times of prayer in this class" says Missy.