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Lead Pastor

Michael started following Jesus when he was a teenager. Before starting Treasuring Christ Church, Michael served in various roles within the church, including missions, student ministry and college ministry. Michael and Emily have been married for 8 years and have two children Amelia and John. Michael loves serving alongside Emily, who oversees Communications and Graphic Design for Treasuring Christ Church. In addition to hanging out with his family, Michael loves a good cup of Ethiopian coffee, anything with peanut butter, and just about every sport. His greatest desire is to see Jesus treasured above all things and His church established right here in Ann Arbor and to the ends of the earth.

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Chris was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a small town just outside the city. He trusted Christ at a young age however in his college years, his walk with the Lord grew dramatically. Chris graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, served as a full-time youth pastor and is now working and serving TCC bi-vocationally. Chris has a passion for gospel-centered discipleship as well as helping others grow in their love for the local church. He can’t wait to see what the Lord does through TCC Ann Arbor.


Assistant Generation Link Director

Alyssa came to know Jesus personally the summer after high school and it has been her greatest joy to know and follow Him since. Before serving with Treasuring Christ Church, Alyssa served three years at Crosspoint Church as a Generation Link resident working with college students at Clemson University. It is at Crosspoint where she developed a love for college students and the Generation Link program as well as finished her Masters of Christian Studies. In addition, Alyssa loves to explore the outdoors through hiking and backpacking. She also loves to spend time with people watching movies, playing volleyball, and cards.

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Generation Link Resident: Administrative Assistant

Natalie spent most of her life in Wake Forest, N.C. She became a believer at a young age and was diligently discipled in late high school. She experienced her great season of growth while in college attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with a minor in Student Ministry. She is passionate about discipleship and desires to come along side young women in their walk with Christ. She is excited to be in Ann Arbor and apart of Treasuring Christ Church as they pursue the lost for the sake of the Kingdom.


Generation Link Resident: Coordinator of Outreach and Community Partnerships

Meleah started following Jesus at an early age. During her college years and following, the Lord grew a passion within her to minister to college students and internationals. She has been serving both for 9 years now (post college). God has also given Meleah a desire to assist others with their spiritual, biological, and psychological growth through Biblical Counseling. She is so thankful to be a part of the TCC team and is eager to see what the Lord is going to do in Ann Arbor within, through, and around TCC.


Brandon Watkins
Generation LINK Resident: Pastoral Assistant and Worship Leader

Brandon grew up in Southeast Michigan and came to know Christ at a young age. Brandon felt God calling him into the ministry while he was in college. Brandon is excited to reach his home state with the gospel and to make disciples, especially in Ann Arbor. Brandon loves playing musical instruments (especially guitar) and leading worship. Brandon loves all Detroit Sports teams, the Michigan Wolverines, and finding great, locally-owned coffee shops.