Pastor Kathy Resler Chambliss

Lead Pastor

Kathy grew up in Goshen, Indiana and had a calling to pastoral ministry in middle school. She was blessed with parents and mentors who took her calling seriously and gave her amazing support as she followed God’s direction for her life. She got her ministry education from Taylor University and Fuller Theological Seminary. After 10 years in youth ministry across 4 states, she put roots down at Kentwood Community Church in 2007, where she served in a variety of pastoral roles over 10 years. Kathy came on board as the Campus Pastor at KCC Wyoming (now Together Church) in 2017.  She and her husband Aaron have been married almost 20 years; he’s her best friend and the one who helps her not take herself or life too seriously. Kathy and Aaron have two daughters, Kyliah and Ryelle and a goldendoodle, Simba. Kathy loves horses, gardening, baking for others and outdoor adventures with her family.

Pastor Brandon Hatch

Associate Pastor

Brandon grew up in Western New York and moved to Michigan in 2019 to further his education at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.  Brandon met his wife, Heidi, who is originally from West Michigan, while serving on a traveling worship ministry through Cedarville University.  Brandon loves biking, camping, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, and reading a good book in a hammock.

Candace Avery

Church Manager

Candace is originally from Toronto in Canada (eh?!) and came to Grand Rapids to attend Cornerstone University where she met her husband, Rich.  Candace and Rich were members of our founding church, Kentwood Community Church, for nearly 30 years, and part of the Wyoming Campus (which is now Together Church) since the beginning in 2013. Candace is blessed with five kids ages 16-25 and enjoys hiking/walking, reading, and cooking/eating whole/natural foods.

Julie Driver

Closet of Hope Director


Mike VanBennekom


Mike and his late wife Diane were part of the team that helped our church launch in 2013. Mike says now of Together Church that "it just feels like home." God worked it out for Mike to jump onto our staff as he was retiring from the Aquinas College facilities team. Wow, are we blessed to be part of his retirement plan! Mike has a servant's heart and loves being part of making ministry happen. He is a dedicated member of Team World Vision year after year and enjoys relating and growing through our Men's Group. He's a dedicated dad and grandpa too and attends our church with his daughter Kari and granddaughter MyKenna.  

Paul Aseltine

Facilities Advisor

Paul and his wife Ann love being grandparents and enjoy time with their grandkids.  Paul has lived all over the world and speaks several languages.  He even has a private pilot's license!  Paul is best known for his sense of humor and sincere love for God, the Church and all kinds of people.

Board of Elders

Together Church is governed by an elected Board of Elders. The Elders hold the Lead Pastor accountable to a focused pursuit of the church vision and mission and ensure that the church core values are honored each step of the way. They provide wise counsel and support in decision making and are committed to prayer for the staff and congregation.
Laura Grimm, Ben Umanos, Lois Roelse, Bob Lagerman, Ralph McCarty, Larry Hembroff, Kathy Resler Chambliss, Scott Smith, Shanita Theil

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