Staff

Wayne Parker
Senior Pastor
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Pastor Wayne Parker and his wife, Cindy, have five children. They served on the West side of Michigan for 13 years in church planting. Pastor Wayne accepted the call to come serve at his home church (Merriman Road Baptist) in 1996. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jeff Buchholz
Pastor to Students
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Jeff was born and grew up in Michigan. He joined our ministry staff in December of 2007. Jeff has been doing a great job of leading our church to minister to students. His heart for young people and their needs is a great asset to our church family. God has blessed Jeff and his wife, Debi, with 3 children: Scott, Noah and Edie.

Dave Ferraro
Pastor of Discipleship
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Dave Ferraro has served on staff with Merriman Road since 2009 and gives leadership to the small group ministries of our church.  He and his wife Becky have been married since 2002 and have 6 children (Isaac, Gracelyn, Owen, Ethan, Nolan and Emmalee).  Dave is a graduate of Wayne State University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rob Parsons
Pastor to College Students
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Rob and his wife, Kelley, have been ministering to our college students for several years now. They hold weekly Bible studies in thier home, on the campuses of Henry Ford Community College, Schoolcraft College, Wayne State Univerity, and Sunday mornings at Merriman Road. Rob and Kelley have 2 children, Ashley and Austin.

Jessica Kogelmann
Minister to Children
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Jessica Kogelmann grew up in Michigan and graduated from Spring Arbor University in 2000. She has been a member of MRBC since 1994. Jessica accepted the position as our Children's Minister in 2002. She was married to her husband, Joe, in April 2001. They have 4 children, Kaden, Ellie, Aleah and Lana.

Karen Mitton
Office Manager
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Annette Melton
Secretary
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Annette has served as a church secretary since 1987 beginning with Pastor Ray Babb.  She has two daughters, Ann and Sue, and five grandchildren.

Gail MacKinnon
Secretary
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Gail has recently joined our staff as a help in the office in 2015, but she is not new to MRBC.  She has been a long time member and currently serves as the Children's Bible Study Director and also assists with the Children's Choir.

Mike Ferré
Facility Manager
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Mike began serving as our Facility Manager in early 2015 but has been a faithful member of MRBC for many years.  Mike is married to Shila who also gives leadership to our cooking teams in the kitchen.

Janet Gallo
Accounting Manager
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Janet has served helping to keep the books at MRBC since 2008 and has been a member since 1998.  She has been married to her husband Paul since 2002 and they have two children Christina and Elijah.  Janet is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Marygrove College, keeps busy by investing in her kids and reading books in her leisure time.