Pastor & Staff

Pastor & Staff

For general inquiries, contact the office at 517-332-8693.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.


Rev. Liz Miller

Pastor Liz has served at Edgewood since May of 2016. She is excited by Edgewood’s strong commitment to social justice, love of community, and love of God. Pastor Liz is passionate about helping people of all ages find meaning in their lives and anti-racism work. Each week she crafts worship that strives to be welcoming of all participants and shares the Good News of God’s love and grace. Having worked and volunteered for several years in summer camps, she is also committed to outdoor…
Christian Education Coordinator

Emily Barr

Emily Barr lives in the area with her two adorable boys, Ethan and Owen. Together, they love to build with legos, bake cookies, wrestle, and tell jokes. Emily enjoys walking, travelling to familiar and unfamiliar places, making people laugh and eating out. She earned her BA in Community Services & Family Studies and has worked with the Edgewood community since Autumn 2007. She is trained as an Our Whole Lives: Faith & Sexuality Facilitator and is a member of the…
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Marcia Beer

Marcia Beer serves Edgewood as Youth Ministry Coordinator and Youth Music Director.  An Edgewood Member for over 32 years, Marcia enjoys leading Service/Learning trips, teaching church school, supporting the youth teaching team, directing and singing in choirs, and integrating our children and youth into Edgewood worship and activities. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, the Michigan Conference Systematic Training for Effective Ministries, a member of the Association of United Church Educators, and trained Our Whole Lives Sexuality Educator. Marcia is…
Music Director

Monty Bieber

Monty Bieber is a native of South Dakota who came to Michigan State in 1969 to study journalism, a field he quickly abandoned for a degree in Music Education. He studied choral conducting under Dr. Robert Harris and sang with the Edgewood choir during his college years. He and wife Nancy met on stage while performing with the MSU Opera Workshop, and were married at Edgewood in 1974. After teaching music in Big Rapids, Michigan for five years, Monty and…
Office Administrator

Cindy Winter

Hi!  I am the Office Administrator at Edgewood, AKA, Director of First Impressions!  I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and moved here in 1994 with my husband, three daughters and one granddaughter.  After getting everyone settled in I started looking for a job and I saw an ad for the position here at Edgewood. I started working here in February of 1995 and as they say . . . the rest is history!!  I am a member at…
Digital Communications Intern

LeeAnna White

LeeAnna is currently a senior at Michigan State University studying Media and Information with a focus in Management. LeeAnna plans on graduating in December 2019 with her Bachelor’s degree.
Childcare Coordinator

Amanda Kennedy

Amanda/Kal Kennedy has been on staff at Edgewood since 2010. They became the coordinator for the childcare program in 2012. Before joining Edgewood, Amanda worked as a dance instructor for seven years at Living Arts dance studio, and was also the play and musical director for Mason High School for eight years. They completed certification in the child care safety training through Michigan Registry and DHS in 2018. Amanda is also a trained facilitator for the Our Whole Lives Sexuality…
Facilities Manager

Farid Rafizedeh

Farid has 18 years of experience in planning, directing, organizing, monitoring and managing all aspects and activities of small and large scale construction and civil projects from the beginning to completion, along with a Masters degree in civil engineering from Western Michigan University.  He has a great desire to utilize his practical experience and academic degree to keep the Edgewood facilities in shape.    

Elizabeth Clarke

Elizabeth Clarke began working as one of Edgewood’s organists in 2017.  She enjoys sharing service music with the congregation and accompanying the friendly and ever-supportive choir.  When she is not playing at Edgewood, she is busy completing two degrees at MSU: a doctorate in piano performance and a masters in music theory.  Outside of music, she enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring new places.

Mary Ann Baumgartner

I have had the joy of sharing the position of church organist at Edgewood since 2004.  Edgewood is also my church home.  I have a degree in Music Ed. from Oakland University.  My passions are music, flower gardening, reading, volunteering, traveling, and my wonderful family.
Bell Choir Director

JoAnn Hubbard

JoAnn began playing handbells in the 1950s and has been directing handbell choirs at Edgewood since 1987. She also sings in the choir and the women’s a cappella ensemble, and serves on several church committees. JoAnn is a former special education teacher.
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