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Converge Community Leadership

Converge Community is blessed to have a staff and leadership team who are truly committed to loving God and loving others.  Here are brief bio's of our staff. This church is committed to empowering leaders, so there are countless others not pictured who lead in significant ways to keep Converge Community moving on our mission.

Perhaps you would like to be a part of that group? Don't hesitate to reach out so we can get to know you better.

Mitch Sheahan

Lead Pastor - Founding Pastor

Mitch is an avid adventurer and outdoorsman.  It is probably his thrill for adrenaline that has set him on this path to start a new church!  He grew up in a rural community, but eventually would land at the University of Michigan where his life really changed.  It was also during these years that he met his wife Mackenzie! 

Mitch and Mackenzie married shortly after college, moved to Turkey, and after a brief season there, they spent a decade in Mt. Pleasant growing their family, educations, and experiences in ministry.  Their two kids, Kaley and Aiden, were born there too.

In 2016, Mitch and Mackenzie went on another big adventure and moved to West Michigan.  Mackenzie completed a doctoral degree at WMU in educational leadership and special education.  Mitch finished his Master of Divinity degree and ordination at Calvin Seminary.  By the fall of 2019, they both completed their educational goals and were ready for the next step!  Mitch then started the process to a launch a new church in southwest Michigan.   They began meeting as a church launch team in January of 2020, and they have been on this adventure ever since!

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Mitch is an avid adventurer and outdoorsman.  It is probably his thrill for adrenaline that has set him on this path to start a new church!  He grew up in a rural community, but eventually would land at the University of Michigan where his life really changed.  It was also during these years that he met his wife Mackenzie! 

Mitch and Mackenzie married shortly after college, moved to Turkey, and after a brief season there, they spent a decade in Mt. Pleasant growing their family, educations, and experiences in ministry.  Their two kids, Kaley and Aiden, were born there too.

In 2016, Mitch and Mackenzie went on another big adventure and moved to West Michigan.  Mackenzie completed a doctoral degree at WMU in educational leadership and special education.  Mitch finished his Master of Divinity degree and ordination at Calvin Seminary.  By the fall of 2019, they both completed their educational goals and were ready for the next step!  Mitch then started the process to a launch a new church in southwest Michigan.   They began meeting as a church launch team in January of 2020, and they have been on this adventure ever since!

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Miranda Cannon

Converge Youth Director

Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Miranda has a heart for the people in her hometown. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Miranda worked for a college ministry called Cru on campus. This sparked her passion and desire to come alongside teens and young adults as they journey through life. She is so excited to grow with, and walk alongside the teens of Converge Community Church! Miranda and Carter Heald are soon-to-be-married, and plan on planting a church of their own someday! 

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Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Miranda has a heart for the people in her hometown. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Miranda worked for a college ministry called Cru on campus. This sparked her passion and desire to come alongside teens and young adults as they journey through life. She is so excited to grow with, and walk alongside the teens of Converge Community Church! Miranda and Carter Heald are soon-to-be-married, and plan on planting a church of their own someday! 

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Carter Heald

Worship Arts Director - Church Plant Resident

Carter grew up in the Grand Rapids area and came to Kalamazoo to pursue his degree in music production at Western Michigan University.  He is nearly finished, but during his time at WMU his faith and leadership really grew.  He has lead with other ministries, and he has been with Converge since our beginning!  He's a gifted musician, photographer, videographer, audio technician, and more!  We are grateful to have his talent and leadership.

In January of 2022, he will begin his Master's of Divinity degree at Western Seminary in Holland.  He is excited to pursue his education in pastoral leadership and church planting.  He is not sure of the timing, but is excited to be a church planter in the future!

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Carter grew up in the Grand Rapids area and came to Kalamazoo to pursue his degree in music production at Western Michigan University.  He is nearly finished, but during his time at WMU his faith and leadership really grew.  He has lead with other ministries, and he has been with Converge since our beginning!  He's a gifted musician, photographer, videographer, audio technician, and more!  We are grateful to have his talent and leadership.

In January of 2022, he will begin his Master's of Divinity degree at Western Seminary in Holland.  He is excited to pursue his education in pastoral leadership and church planting.  He is not sure of the timing, but is excited to be a church planter in the future!

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Liz Ogreen

Converge Kids Director

Liz is a professional educator with a passion to help kids experience Jesus in real ways.  She is also a mother of two kids and understands the importance of our church's role in helping families develop their kids’ faith in fun and practical ways.  She has also been a part of several church plants and knows the unique building blocks required for getting a church started.  When she is not leading at church, you will probably find her with friends and family enjoying one of her many hobbies outside.  She also really loves to make time to get away and visit the mountains!

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Liz is a professional educator with a passion to help kids experience Jesus in real ways.  She is also a mother of two kids and understands the importance of our church's role in helping families develop their kids’ faith in fun and practical ways.  She has also been a part of several church plants and knows the unique building blocks required for getting a church started.  When she is not leading at church, you will probably find her with friends and family enjoying one of her many hobbies outside.  She also really loves to make time to get away and visit the mountains!

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