Nate Birkholz

Nate has pastoral ministry in his blood. His father was, and still is, a Baptist pastor and both of his brothers are in pastoral ministry. He did his undergraduate work at Clearwater Christian College and then studied at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He invested six years in the youth of Lakeshore before stepping into the senior pastor role in the summer of 2013. He is a strong expositional preacher and very much a shepherd pastor. His wife, Kris, is his best friend, and they have four young children, Adrianna, Natalie, Owen, and Seth. (Email)


Mike Schaap

Mike came to Lakeshore in 1986, working with the youth and eventually assumed responsibility for worship and music. Mike is a devoted lay-pastor who works in the business world during the week and gives of himself sacrificially to the work of the church. Mike and his wife, Cindy, have three children and six grandchildren. (Email)


Wayne muri

Wayne came to Lakeshore in 1988 as a pastor and counselor after spending 17 years on a large church staff in Minneapolis. Since handing the reins over to Pastor Nate, he has devoted himself to discipleship and providing pastoral counseling both to church families and referrals from Love In Action. His wife, Ev, passed away on July 22nd, 2018 from a long battle with cancer. Wayne has two grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grand babies. (Email)


Dave sides

Dave Sides has been at Lakeshore since 1986. Dave has served as a children and youth leader, music leader, ABF teacher, deacon, and treasurer. On August 21, 2016 the church recognized Dave as a lay-pastor. Though he continues in his day job as a CPA, he is a regular voice on the pastoral team and continues to serve in many areas of the church. Dave loves sports of all kinds, but he and his wife, Lori, especially love the time they are able to spend with their four children and one grandchild. (Email)


Luke Bylsma

Luke and his wife, Karin, both have roots at Lakeshore. They grew up here, went away for seminary, and have since returned for Luke to serve as a pastor. Luke oversees the Youth Group, Children's Ministries, among other things. Luke and Karin have three children, Hailey, Ian, and Judson. (Email)

Pastoral Assistant



Andy and his wife, Davina, moved to MI in 2019 to join the team at LBC. Growing up in the midwest (MN and OH), they headed east for college, seminary, and ended in VA serving as campus missionaries to Virginia Tech. Andy assists in many of the behind-the-scenes ministries at LBC. Andy and Davina have five children: Caleb, Micah, Elijah, Annika, Elyse. (Email)



Gary Gomer 

Buildings and Grounds 

Lonnie Bell, Mark George & Jeff Swieringa


Eric Johnson


Jim Murphy


Jeff Swieringa & Josh Thompson


Josh Thompson & Mark George

Internal Services

Manie VanNiekerk & Rich Woodby


Eric Johnson & Jeff Swieringa

Kids Kampus

Mark George & Gary Gomer


Dave Vanderlaan & Lonnie Bell