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meet our staff


Mike Whipple

pastor of worship & creative arts | story team | students

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A lover of all things musical, Mike comes to Caro with a passion to reignite Colwood Music bringing with him many years of experience in the field. Mike has led worship in several different venues as well as toured the country with the band Abandon Kansas.

Husband to Jess, and father of Annabel, Mike keeps busy with his iPad in hand and guitar in the other. He's currently finishing his Bachelor's degree at West Coast Bible College.

Words that excited Mike include: Music, Michigan Football, guitar, coffee, Bay City, Jess, and boardgames.


Kelly Ball

director of colwood kids | family ministry

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A life-long Caroite and dance-music junky, Kelly leads our fast-growing ministry to families. With a teaching degree from Huntington University and 9 years of teaching kindergarten under her belt, Kelly came on staff in 2004 as a champion of the Orange Strategy based on Deuteronomy 6.

Kelly loves that Colwood Church generously and lovingly wraps its arms around the whole family, creating environments where families can grow in their faith journeys together. Kelly is passionate about training leaders who partner with parents in pointing their children to God while building strong values in creative and relevant ways.

Wife to Jeremy, together they are raising 5 super sweet kiddos ranging in age from 6 to 15 : Caeley, Maddee, Raegan, Mackenna, and Brennan.

Words that excite Kelly include: Sunshine, laughter, Orange, chocolate, Africa, summer, and coffee.


Sherri Hoy

lead pastor's assitant | communications | finance

After 15 years serving as a Court Clerk for Tuscola County, Sherri joined our staff team in January 2011.

When she isn't busy managing a flurry of activity within the Colwood offices, Sherri also serves as a Victim Advocate with the Tuscola County Sherriff Department, and jail chaplaincy.

Sherri is married to Mike with 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Words that excite Sherri include: Pinterest, New Recipe, craft room, and books.


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