West K Staff

  • Jason sleight

    lead minister

    Jason received a bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College and moved on to receive a masters from Lincoln Christian University. He has three great loves in his life: Jesus, family, and coffee. Jason is an avid disc golfer and loves anything involving being in the great outdoors. He and his wife, Asia, have two beautiful daughters: Kailyn and Danielle.

    Email: jason@westk.org

  • Sue davis


    Sue is a secretary at West K. She is also a member of the Welcome Team as a Ministry Team Leader. She and her husband, Chris, have 2 children: Allison and Adam. Sue enjoys gardening and playing the guitar.

    Email: secretary@westk.org

  • MiKe Ashley

    Music & Youth Ministry

    Mike attended Great Lakes Christian College while serving at Potterville United Methodist Church as their part-time youth director. After serving their for 4 years Mike joined Radiant Richland in a church plant heading to Ann Arbor MI. For 5 years Mike served as the Worship Arts Director and Assistant Youth Director building the church from just the 13 core team to almost 300 church partners. Mike recently has moved back to Kalamazoo to be closer to family and continue serving the Lord here at WestK. Mike and his wife Ashley and daughter Zoey love WestK and can't wait to minister to the people of Kalamazoo. 

    Email: Mike@Westk.org

  • Megan Start

    Children's Ministry

    Megan and her husband Caleb have been attending WestK since 2012. Megan started serving in the children's ministry since they have started coming to WestK. Since starting here at WestK they have added two beautiful kids to their family Uriah and Lucy. Megan has been working with children 4 years and has a bachelors in secondary education from WMU. Megan and Caleb have a passion for  children and youth and really love WestK. Megan loves  spending time with family and loves watching Bronco sports. 


  • Keith eldred

    Keith grew up in central Michigan and after college, lived in Indiana for a year and a half. He returned to Michigan in December of 1987 and settled in Allegan. He and his wife, Beth, have raised their 3 children, Luke, Micah, and Rebekah there. They have attended WKCC for over 24 years where they have together worked in the Children and Youth Ministries, have been active in small groups, and participated in the Worship Ministry. Keith has been on the leadership team for more than 10 years, serving as Elder and/or Deacon.

    "Unless the Lord builds the house, it's builders labor in vain," is a verse I keep close to my heart. It is so true not only in my home, but in the church. It is all about Him! I hope and pray our community sees it both in me and this church.

  • Chris golland

    Chris was born in the cereal capitol of the world and raised not far away. Leaving college he moved to the gulf shores of Mississippi. He returned to Michigan 10 years later with his wife of now 30 years Teresa and their daughter Chrystal and son Denn. "When the children began to say 'fixin' & 'ya all', we knew it was time to move".

    Chris and his family have been attending WKCC for over 22 years where he has consistently participated in and lead many areas of ministry, "children and youth are my passion, leadership is my responsibility."

    Chris and Teresa have two grandsons, Brayden and Cameron both are God's blessings and provide endless hours of laughter.

    Chris enjoys all contact sports including competitive eating and is most content when outdoors being chased by something.


  • Michael o'heran

    Michael grew up in southwest Michigan. He is married and he and Corinne raised their three children near Plainwell. Michael and his family have been part of the West K family for many years. He has been involved in the children's ministry, youth programs, leadership, and small groups.

    Michael enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and horse events.