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Gary Bondarenko

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. 

Jayne Schmidt

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

Lisa Bondarenko: Music Director

Zane Carey: Youth Director

Tom Foster: Hand bell Director

Matt Bush: Church AD Board Chair

Liz LaBatt: Financial secretary

Cindy Force: Treasurer

Cheryl Williams: Church secretary

Elde Holland: Custodian

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl has been serving as the church secretary since August of 2020.  She and her husband, Jim, moved from Louisiana to the Standwood area in September of 2019 where Jim became the Pastor of the Woods Free Methodist Church.  Cheryl is not foreign to the cold winters however, as she was born and raised in Michigan. 

Cheryl and Jim have been married 33 years and have three grown children and two grandsons.  They have worked together in the pastoral ministry for nearly 30 years, serving in churches in Ohio, Louisiana and Michigan.