Troy and his family moved to Paw Paw from Sawyer, Mich., in 2004, when he felt a call to plant a new church. With the help of 26 others on the launch team, Freshwater Community Church opened in October 2005. Troy and his wife, Carrie, have three children: Emily, Eli and Ruby. Troy is originally from Illinois, which explains his die-hard love for the Chicago Bears. Troy also enjoys hotdogs, cycling and art.
Jason and his family were part of the launch team that helped start Freshwater. He and his wife, Cheryl, homeschool their three children, Elliott, Clayton and Josephine. Before joining the Freshwater staff, Jason owned and operated a landscaping company in the area and still enjoys playing in the dirt. He also enjoys politics, basketball, racquetball and some occasional hunting.
Collin and his wife, Alli, have 3 kids - sort of. Their daughter, Braelyn, was born in July of 2013. They also love small dogs and have two Yorkies that Collin carries around in his handbag. Collin can play almost any instrument and loves to play four or five simultaneously while singing. In addition to leading dynamic, meaningful worship on Sundays, Collin also leads Freshwater's small groups.
Justin grew up in Paw Paw and moved back to the area when he married his wife, Jen, in 2014. He graduated from Adrian College where he also played football. He enjoys playing basketball, working out and camping in the summer. When he isn't schooling someone on the basketball court, Justin leads Splash, our children's ministry, as well as the middle and high school students in Tidal Wave and H20. The Warners, including their black lab Bentley, welcomed baby Stella in March 2016.
Kerry and her husband, Dobbin, moved to Michigan in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when their home in New Orleans was damaged. Kerry loves music (you will likely hear Pandora in the background if you visit the office), bowling, and Jalapeno Cheetos.
Erika grew up in Byron Center and moved to Paw Paw after marrying her husband, Alex. Prior to joining the Freshwater staff, she worked as a Dental Hygienist. When she's not reading, hanging out with friends or exercising, Erika works on elevating her Pinterest game. She also loves Jalapeño Cheetos and Sour Patch Kids. She and Alex have an energetic, little dog named Zoey and are excited to meet their first child in July 2016.