Skip to content

Ford Leadership

Brad Knetsch: Ford Campus Pastor

Brad KnetschMadison is a multi-site church and I serve as Campus Pastor for the body of Christ that meets at the Ford. I’m fired up about preaching the Gospel and seeing it lived out in the community, school, church and across the city.

[Email] Phone: 616.245.7791 x207

Jason Botbyl: Commissioned Ford Pastor

IMG_0032-webIn 2012, I was commissioned as a preaching apprentice under the leadership of Pastor Brad and Pastor Dave. I am passionate about sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and bringing hope to the lost and hurting. I consider it an honor to do that as a preaching apprentice at Madison at Ford. [Email]

George Davis III: Ford Worship Director

We all play a vital role in worship. God is enamored by your voice, instrument, dance, spoken word, painting, prayer and peaceful contemplation. In my role as Worship Director I provide vision and oversight to worship and tech teams and all forms of creative expression. It is my prayer that we live daily lives of unrestrained worship & praise to God that are contagious and make HIS name BIGGER. I’m truly driven to see people encounter God through the arts and creating space where freedom and authenticity are at the core of worship. So, “Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out”- Psalm 34:3 (MSG). [Email]

Joanna DeMoor-Tannor: Director of Children’s Ministries

Joanna DeMoor-TannorMadison at Ford is blessed with a wealth of children in our congregation. As essential parts of the body of Christ, these children bring many gifts to the church and to the kingdom of God. As the Director of Children’s Ministries, it is my privilege to work with children’s ministry leaders to enfold and disciple our children with excellence, to challenge our children to grow in their understanding of God, and to help them develop deeply rooted relationships with their heavenly Father. [Email]

Jermale Eddie: Ford Reaching IN Director

Jermale EddieI am not ashamed of the Gospel! I simply seek to make God smile in ALL that I do, say and think. It is my prayer that God will breathe His will for the kingdom into all of us, through preaching, teaching, studying, worshiping, serving and loving the community of Grand Rapids. As the Director of Reaching In, I oversee our campus’s efforts around discipleship and administration. My family and I are called to this church and community to love on, encourage and grow other in the name of Christ! [Email]

Jo Anna Kelly: Pastoral Care Coordinator

I’m passionate about emotional and spiritual health. Connection in the body of Christ is so important, so I’m excited to help connect the Ford family to Pastoral Care resources for support, prayer, and guidance. I believe that God’s grace and love are modeled in powerful ways when we come alongside others in their pain to simply listen. When we experience loss or when we rejoice in new adventures, we seek out those who are significant to us to share in those moments. My hope is to help build support networks within the church to that end. Email:

As the Director of Youth Ministry, I am privileged to oversee both our Middle and High School Ministries. I also supervise our Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders (GRIL U) Program, which prepares students for leadership and service in the church and world. Inspiring and equipping adults to invest deeply in the lives of students in grades 7-12 is my passion. I love to be a bridge builder by connecting students to God, each other, their mentors, our church, community, and world. [Email] Phone: 616.245.7791 x209

Layla Kuhl: 415 Franklin Project Manager

415 Project ManagerAs the 415 Project Manager I oversee all aspects of the 415 Project, including fundraising, recruiting partnering organizations, leading volunteers, and designing a long-term management structure. Above all I would like to see 415 Franklin St SE be redeveloped as a place of reconciliation, where God is glorified, people are empowered, and positive social change is created and sustained. [Email]

Lynnae Pickens: KSSN Community School Coordinator

I support our brilliant students, their dedicated parents, and the amazing staff at the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center. I support them by bridging the gap between resources in our community and the families at school, and I help to lower absences and improve attendance. I also strive to make sure their academic, physical, and emotional needs are being met at school and in the home. I truly believe “it takes a village” and with a village supporting the students, they can achieve anything. So if you’d like to be a part of this village by tutoring, volunteering, mentoring, or providing resources, your support is greatly appreciated. Contact: or 616-819-7581.


  • 4 Rs diamond image
  • News & Notes – Categories