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Leadership

 

Pastors

John Strubhar

INTERIM LEAD PASTOR

Dr. John Strubhar has been involved in turn-a-round ministries for 50 years in Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, California and Florida, and currently serves with Interim Pastor Ministries. He is also a published author, having written and co-authored multiple books.
When not serving in an interim position, Dr. Strubhar and his wife, Sandy, reside in Buckeye, AZ. They have three children, eleven grandchildren, and one great grandson.

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Sheldon Reist

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES

Sheldon and his wife, Jenny, moved to Traverse City in 1991 when Sheldon answered the call to serve at East Bay as associate pastor. They have been faithfully devoted to the ministry since then.

Sheldon and Jenny have three daughters and one grandchild, with another on the way. In his free time, Sheldon enjoys hiking, biking, backpacking, and spending time with family.

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Staff

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Michelle Hoezee
Office Manager
mhoezee@eastbaycalvary.org  |  Ext. 100

Michelle has served faithfully as Office Manager since 2015. She and her husband, Don, moved to Elk Rapids in 1995 and began attending East Bay. Michelle and Don have two sons.

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Sarah Fishel
Children's Ministry Director
sfishel@eastbaycalvary.org  |  Ext. 150

Sarah and her husband, Mike, have lived in Traverse City since 2015 and have attended East Bay since that time. Sarah has been on staff working with children's ministry since 2018. She and Mike have three children, and their family loves to camp, hike, and explore Northern Michigan.

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Maddie Harcey
Media Director
mharcey@eastbaycalvary.org  |  Ext. 190

Maddie has lived in Traverse City and attended East Bay since 2015. She met her husband, Ezekiel, here, and when not at work, they enjoy hiking, watching football, and spending time with family.

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Jeff DeVincent
Facilities Manager
jdevincent@eastbaycalvary.org  |  Ext. 210

Jeff is a Traverse City native and attends East Bay with his wife, Carol. Jeff has been on staff with East Bay since 2022. In his free time, he enjoys riding his four wheeler and flying remote control model helicopters.

 

Elders

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Jason Juilleret | Chair

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Nathan Brush

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Yeng Vang

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Ken Bell

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Dave Farmer

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Nate Wielenga

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Dave Green

 

Deacons

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Scott Ardelean

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Don Hoezee

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Ken Bowman

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Brian Baumann

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Eric Sanborn

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Matt Smith