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…
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.    

Kevin Thompson


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.
Assistant Bell Choir Director

Jessica Yen


Nancy Lynn

Nancy Elizabeth Lynn grew up in Mason, Michigan. She graduated from Mason High School and later obtained her bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University. She has been doing accounting work for over 35 years. Nancy raised two daughters, as a single parent, all three obtaining their degrees at the same time. Nancy is the owner of Outsourced Controllership Services and works in the non-profit industry doing all accounting work ranging from routine check writing and deposits to handling multi-million dollar…