Gary has been a pastor since 1989 and came to Northland in June of 2014. He met his wife in Romeo at a church camp, have been married since May 1991 and have three children, Danielle, Sandra, and Alan.
Gary has been involved in sports most of his life. He brought Mega Sports Camp to this area in 2014 and also enjoys being involved in Upward basketball, Morley Stanwood school sporting events and other community activities.
Sandra is the daughter of Pastor Bondarenko and has been involved with Northland's Youth Group since their arrival in 2014.
Sandra graduated from Morley Stanwood High School in May 2016 and is currently attending Ferris State University. She also now serves as Youth Coordinator at Northland, building on the connections she has already made with our youth.
Jayne has been attending Northland UMC for many years now and has a heart for children and serving God. Jayne has served as Northland Kids Club Director since the 2016-2017 school year. She has a mission and vision to make this faith based program a fun after school experience with a focus on friendship and worship.
Other leaders & staff
Cindy Smith: Lay Leader
Maggie Duncan: Organist
Lisa Bondarenko: Music Director
June Cain: Hand bell Director
Matt Bush: Church AD Board Chair
Liz LaBatt: Financial secretary
Cindy Force: Treasurer
Danielle Vining: Church secretary
Elde Holland: Custodian