Maddie joined staff in the fall of 2017 to take over the Super Saturday program. Maddie does so much more than just Super Saturday. She is building relationships with families, walking life with them in their grief and celebrating the joys. Maddie also has been learning more about the cultural differences and what our families have to face when it comes to racial injustices. Maddie keeps very busy with the Super Saturday program, bringing new ideas to make it more exciting and special for the kids. Maddie graduated from Kuyper College with a Youth Ministry degree and graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care. She married her husband, Peyton, in December 2018, and he also volunteers at Super Saturday.
Courtney Anderson (Program Support Staff)
Courtney Anderson was our Parent Intern during Fall Semester of 2023! We have enjoyed getting to know her better over the semester. She is very passionate about non-profit work and ministry. Straight from the beginning, she jumped right into ministry and every opportunity she had to learn about non-profit work. When her internship ended, we brought Courtney onto staff as our new Program Support Staff for kids & teen programming!
Elijah joined the staff in the fall of 2016 and continues to teach the rest of the staff about the urban culture. Elijah is involved in Men’s Ministry and community outreach. He has opened the UFM building to many families in need of a place to hold a repast (funeral dinner) and other family gatherings. He supports men who have been in prison for more than 10 years and helps them re-acclimate back into society. Elijah also hosts the neighborhood men offering them a place to share life and have meaningful conversations while playing cards, pool, ping pong or just by watching a game. Elijah has opportunities to share how Jesus changed his life and is able to be an example to the men in the community.
Katie Mollhagen (Transportation Coordinator)
Katie joined our staff in the spring of 2021. Katie served as a volunteer for several years driving and leading games for Super Saturday as well as coordinating the teenage boys’ basketball and Bible study, and then took a break. She is excited to be back, and is responsible for keeping the vans in working order. Katie is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree majoring in Physical Education and a minor in Elementary Education.