Staff


  • Michael Dafoe

    LEAD PASTOR

    Michael joined the West K staff in March of 2019.  He has previously served at churches in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  He has served as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor doing a variety of things within ministry and the church.  Michael is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education and Bible.  Michael is originally from Ohio.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys both watching and playing a variety of sports and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines. Michael is married to Briana and they have one daughter named Amelia. They enjoy traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Michael and Briana are excited to be a part of the community here at West K and the ministry that is taking place here in Kalamazoo.


    Email: Michael@Westk.org



  • Mike Ashley

    Worship Arts and Youth Minister

    Mike attended Great Lakes Christian College while serving at Potterville United Methodist Church as their part-time youth director. After serving there for 4 years Mike joined Radiant Richland in a church plant in Ann Arbor. Mike served there for 5 years as the Worship Arts Director and Assistant Youth Director. The church grew from just the 13 core member team to almost 300 church partners. Mike moved back to Kalamazoo in 2016 to be closer to family and continue serving the Lord here at WestK. Mike's family includes his wife Ashley and daughters Zoey and Mackenzie. Mike loves WestK and ministering to the people of Kalamazoo. 


    Email: Mike@Westk.org

  • SUE DAVIS

    OFFICE MANAGER

    Sue started at WestK as the office manager in 2008. Sue is also in charge of our Sunday Servants team that is responsible for greeting new people on a Sunday morning. She and her husband, Chris, have 2 adult children: Allison and Adam. Sue enjoys gardening and playing the guitar.


    Email: secretary@westk.org

Elders


  • Joe Ludy

    Joe and his wife, Kim, have been members of West K for over 25 years. Joe currently serves as interim elder and is a member of the Missions Team. His wife, Kim, serves on the worship team. Both have been involved with the Children’s Ministry in the past. Joe and Kim have four children; two adult sons, Cameron and Collin who live in Grand Rapids, and two teenagers, Quentin and Vivian.

  • Isaac Ogola

    Isaac and his wife, Adrian, have been involved here at West K since becoming members over five years ago. Isaac is a member of the Missions Team, and Adrian serves in the Children’s Ministry. Together they serve as greeters on Sunday mornings. Isaac and Adrian have two daughters, Ruby and Reena.

  • Roberto Renteria

    Roberto and his wife, Michelle, have served in many different areas of ministry during their seven years here at West K. Roberto has been serving as an interim elder for the past couple of months. He has served as deacon for the last two years and has done several jobs necessary to keep us well lit and well maintained. He and Michelle have two children, Natalia and Xavier.

  • Rick White

    Rick and his wife, Deanna, have been at West K for almost two years. They were members for many years before having to move to Ohio for Deanna’s job. When they returned to West K, they wasted no time to jump in and get involved. They serve in the coffee ministry and assist Deb Weststrate with the kitchen ministry. Rick and Deanna have two grown sons and a granddaughter, Charlotte, who they love spending time with.