Get to know our staff (we think they are wonderful!).
DJ came to Chilson Hills in November of 2010 from Dallas, TX. A former Minister to Single Adults and Director of Communications at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, Texas, D.J. earned a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Messiah University in Pennsylvania. He has served as a chaplain at Woodland Village Senior Living Community (Brighton) and has also served as a team leader for Docent Research Group. After pursuing a Master in Counseling degree from Messiah University, DJ decided to commit himself to full-time chaplaincy at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He has served as a youth pastor in California and Illinois and has served as a camp counselor and director of programs at Camp Swatara in Pennsylvania. DJ is married to Heather, who is a teacher and a sewing instructor; they have two sons, Danny and Lincoln.
Angela has been a member of Chilson Hills since 2003. She has served in many different ministries throughout the years, including Worship design, Music, Children’s Ministry and most recently as a Deacon. Previously, she has served as our Director of Worship and has used her creative gifts to lead worship, as well as ministry teams such as, Chilson Hills Agape Theatre (C.H.A.T.), multiple different choirs, and has made regular comedic appearances in our Vacation Bible School skits. As a young adult, Angela gained immeasurable life experience studying abroad and traveled the world. This sparked her compassion for the human condition through humanitarian efforts and launched her into a life of service and advocacy. She is a proud Alumna of the International Multicultural organization of Up With People. Angela loves all aspects of the performing arts and is an active member of the Actors Equity Association. She is currently a student at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to grow in her faith. Her husband Nick serves as the church moderator and is an active member helping the tech crew on Sunday mornings. She and Nick have been blessed with two awesome children, Lily and Vinny.
Director of Worship
Amber grew up here at Chilson and loves leading music here at Chilson! She leads the adult, children and bell choirs, and she also helps coordinate our Sunday Morning worship services. Amber is married to Craig and has two daughters, Rebecca and Anabelle.
Director of Operations
Greg has done just about everything at Chilson Hills Church. He has served on the Executive Ministry Team, the Property Management Team, and has led our youth ministry. He was a faithful member of our choir and he has even completed his training as a deacon! As the Director of Operations, Greg manages the facilities and finances. He came to Chilson in 1995 with his wife Kristi. Greg and Kristi live in Pinckney and they are very proud of their two sons, Nathaniel and Kenneth.
Elena is an accomplished piano teacher and instructor who dazzles the congregation each morning! She and her husband Vladimir have two children, Yuri and Sofia. We are glad to have her!