Full Staff List

Matt Zainea :: Lead Pastor

Matt has served on staff at BHBC since 1997. His passion is for people to understand what’s most important in life and to keep Christ at the center. He strives to help people understand culture from a biblical perspective. Matt and his wife, Lesley, have six children. Matt enjoys reading, gardening and basketball.

Louie Konopka :: Pastor Emeritus

Louie became the senior pastor in 1981. His time at BHBC is focused on prayer and counseling. Louie and his wife Mona have four grown children. He loves to work in the yard and around the house; but his greatest pastime is to be with his grandchildren.

Tim Hoyt :: Executive Pastor + Global Impact

Tim has been a pastor at BHBC since 1990. Before coming to BHBC as a pastor, Tim owned a painting business and taught at Cornerstone University. He enjoys fly fishing as well as biking and boating with his wife, Sue. Tim’s greatest desire in ministry is to assist God by inviting people to know Christ as Savior and training them to be authentic and whole-hearted followers of Jesus

Don Pearson :: Northview Campus Pastor

Don has been ministering to the youth at BHBC since 1986. What Don loves best about his ministry is connecting with and pacing with students. He and his wife, Julie, have three adult children and three grandchildren. Don’s hobbies include writing, vintage Mercedes diesels and camping with his family.

Brynn Arendt :: Director of Children's Ministry

Brynn has been a part of the Blythefield community for several decades. She is most energized by inviting parents into rhythms that intentionally shape the affections of their kids toward kingdom living. She is married to a drummer boy and mothers four children. She enjoys pleasing people with chocolate chip cookies, reading books that have musty smells, gazing at Lake Michigan and taking in the glorious four seasons with a loved one close by.

Mike High :: Family Ministry

Mike has been the pastor of Family Ministries at BHBC since 2001. He and his wife, Nancy, have three married children. Mike loves the great outdoors (fishing, hunting, hiking), and playing with his grandchildren.

Trevor Hunt :: Middle School 5/6

Trevor Hunt is the Middle School 5/6 Director and has worked at BHBC since 2010. He has a passion for students and enjoys jumping in with the different Student Ministry teams throughout the year. He and his wife Allison enjoy camping, hiking and many other adventures that involve either getting outside or being with others. Trevor is a former soccer player and now coach, a semi-professional high-fiver, shoe golf enthusiast and king of Scoopa. 

Steve High :: Middle School Pastor 7/8

Steve came to BHBC in 1997 as a student in the youth group, and joined the staff in 2001, providing leadership for junior high students. Steve loves to see students take ownership of their faith and get a taste of the incredible adventure that Christ offers. Steve and his wife Aubrey have three children. In addition, Steve is a Super 8 Ball world champion and the inventor of Shoe Golf.

Stu Quackenbush :: High School Director

Stu leads our Senior High and is passionate about helping students establish a coherent Christian worldview that will influence each and every part of their lives. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stu is currently pursuing studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He enjoys coaching soccer, playing/watching sports, being with friends, reading and spending time with his wife, Ashley, daughter and two sons.

Andrew Bauer :: High School Small Groups Coordinator

Andrew is dedicated to supporting our small groups ministry in Senior High. He brings a passion for God as well as a passion to support and guide our small group leaders in leading our students to know Christ in a deeper way. Andrew and his wife Alyssa have three children.

Steve Welch :: Student Ministries + College Pastor

Steve’s greatest passion is to see people discover the wonder of the God who made them and died for them, and enter into the great life/adventure to which He has called us. Steve and his wife, JoLynn, have two daughters. He loves adventure and the outdoors. Hunting (bow and gun), trapping, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and anything else in the wilderness!

Vicki Modert :: Director of Worship Ministries

Vicki has served as Worship Ministries Director since 1998. Her greatest passion is to discover and nurture all of the wonderful creative, artistic and musical gifts that God has given people of all ages, so that we can use them with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strength to glorify Him and to communicate His truth and love with the world around us. Vicki and her husband, Tim, have three adult children, and she enjoys attending musicals, concerts and plays.

Gary Heim :: Adult Groups Pastor

Gary has been Pastor of Small Groups since 1996. His greatest passion is helping people become whole-hearted followers of Jesus so they can say with Paul, “To me, to live is Christ.” Gary and his wife, Lisa, have two children. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting, backpacking, woodworking and painting.

Tim Vandlen :: Creative Director

Tim became the children’s pastor in 1997 and recently transitioned to the role of Creative Director. Tim and his wife, Jen, have two children. Tim loves spending time with his family, and his other hobbies include playing tennis, listening to music and creating feature-length movies starring his kids.

Chris De Man :: Director of Ministry Logistics + Men's Ministry

A devoted husband, father to five, full-time coffee drinker, part-time blogger, rookie poet, and recovering perfectionist, Chris transitioned from a 15-year engineering career to become the Director of Ministry Logistics in 2008. Since then, he’s added to his role the oversight of BHBC’s ministry to men.

Marcie VanZanten  :: Accounting Manager + Employee Relations Assistant

Deb Schelhaas :: Office Manager + Design Support

Robert Murray :: Facilities Manager

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