Staff

Marc Buwalda

Lead Pastor

Ryan Haines

Worship Lead

Marc and his wife Chelsea have been married since 2007 and are the parents of two beautiful children, Holden and Hadley. They’ve been a part of the Pine Hills family since 2011 when Marc stepped into the roll of Student Ministry Lead. In early 2015 Marc and Chelsea began to prayerfully investigate God’s call on their lives toward church planting and in November of that same year, transitioned into a lead pastoral role and launched Pine Hills Kendallville. In addition to her full-time role as a stay-at-home mom, Chelsea is also a photographer specializing in family portraits. Marc and Chelsea both enjoy time spent together as a family, watching movies, and reading books.

Ryan and his wife Brandi have have been a part of the Pine Hills family since 2013.  They married at Pine Hills in 2014 and have been growing together in Christ since that time.  Ryan served as a Student Ministry intern under Pastor Marc in 2014.  When Marc announced he was planting a church in Kendallville, Ryan and Brandi felt called to volunteer and serve in any way they could.  This lead to Ryan and Brandi leading the Music Ministry Team as the church launched in November of 2015.  Due to the faithfulness of Pine Hills Kendallville, Ryan was able to transition into a full-time role in October of 2016 as the Worship Lead.  Brandi is a cosmetologist and has been working at In Touch Salon Spa in Fort Wayne since 2011.  Ryan and Brandi enjoy spending time together riding bikes, exercising, and relaxing on the beach.

Ministry Leads

Chelsea Buwalda

Welcome Team Lead

Dylan Geiger

Student Ministry Lead

Mark Kluesner

Transition Team Lead

Matthew Yarian

Kid's Ministry Lead (K-5)

Mandy Thomas

Hospitality Team Lead

Bob and Kathy Wentworth

Usher Team Leads

Vicki Buwalda

Kid's Ministry Lead (Infant-PreK)

Melissa Ledford

Outreach Team lead

Tony Pita

Men's Ministry Lead

Kari Gibson

Women's Ministry Lead