Our Senior Minister, Frank Weller, is passionate about helping people write the next chapters in their faith stories. Frank graduated from Great Lakes Christian College, earned a Master of Arts degree from Huntington University, and recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel Seminary. Prior to coming to South, Frank served three different churches in Indiana.
Frank met and married his wife, Tracy, in college and they have shared thirty years together as husband and wife. They are parents to three adult children. Abigail, is a missionary in Australia with Christian Missionary Fellowship. Caleb is Vice President of Operations for a Detroit area carpet wholesaler. Jonah is a senior at Michigan State University majoring in Music Education with an emphasis in trombone performance.
The Wellers share their home with a Golden Retriever, Bailey and a tabby cat, Doc. In his spare time, Frank enjoys landscaping, golf and hunting. Frank is an avid reader and an occasional blogger.
Wally, our Associate Minister, is originally from Canton, Ohio. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been with us at South since 2001. Wally has a passion for helping the Christians worship God with everything they are. He oversees our SEEK ministry. His life goal is to help people to live out every moment and every breath of their lives as worship to God.
Wally earned a Bachelors of Religious Education degree from Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Michigan, and a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee.
He and Stephanie have one child, Hannah Grace. Wally enjoys the outdoors, golf, computers, music, and spending time with family and friends. He is also passionate about great coffee!
Josh hails from Grand Rapids Michigan where he was born, raised and taught to fish. A graduate of East Kentwood High School, he pursued degrees in Graphic Design and Elementary Education. Neither of which he received.
In the summers of '05 and '06, he found a love for Montana and received a call into Children's Ministry. This all happened while living on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Heart Butte, Montana and working for Youthworks.
These experiences led him to attending Great Lakes Christian College where he graduated from in 2010. After completing an internship at SLCC, he served as Children's Minister at DeWitt Christian Church from January of 2008 to August 2013.
Josh and his sweetheart, Alli, have been married for over 8 marvelous years. Their son Gabe plans to be a farmer, although he is also a worker man, fireman, race car driver and mechanic. Not bad for a preschooler! They also have an adorably cute baby girl named Zoe, who is a proficient chewer, masher and devourer of fine foods. In addition to being a husband and father, Josh spends his free time performing search and rescue missions for Gabe's lost Lego people.
Walter Neuenschwander is the newest member of the South Lansing Christian Church staff and serves as our Young Adult Minister. Walter and his wife, Jamie, are originally from Michigan and attended Great Lakes Christian College and Michigan State University. Prior to coming to SLCC the Neuenschwanders served on staff at Lane Christian Church near Clinton, Illinois. During that time they each completed degrees at Lincoln Christian Seminary with Walter earning a Master of Divinity degree and Jamie earning a Masters of Arts of Counseling.
Walter and Jamie have two children. Their daughter, Adelaide, is three and their son, Simeon, is one year old. In addition to their passion for student ministry, Walter and Jamie are also gifted musicians.
Walter’s ministry focuses on helping high school students and young adults navigate the critical transition between high school and whatever comes next. He accomplishes that by providing leadership for Modified, SLCC’s high school ministry, and by fostering a network of college / career-age small groups.
Jennifer has been a part of our staff since April 2013. She grew up in Holt. Jen is married to Dan, who grew up at South and is one of our deacons. Dan and Jen were married at South in 2003 and live in Mason with their two sons, Christian and Jonathan.
She also has a passion for cooking and has been a part of our Funeral Dinner ministry since 2010. Jennifer loves the outdoors too. Her and her family are avid campers and backpackers.