Voyage Church Staff

Glenn Adams

Lead Pastor

Pastor Glenn received his calling to ministry at a young age.  During this journey of ministry, he has been blessed to serve in Southern California,  Bolivia and now at Voyage in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He has an unwavering commitment to share the radical gospel of Jesus Christ. Glenn is married to his gorgeous wife, Laura Ramos, they share two children, Gabriel and Nicolas.  Glenn is passionate about racial reconciliation, gospel centered preaching and multiethnic ministry.  Glenn enjoys playing and watching basketball and he is a die hard fan of the Detroit Pistons. In his free time, he likes to bake, watch action movies, work in the garden, and game.

Associate Pastor

Sue Newman 

Administrative Assistant

Sue is a Southwest Michigan native. She loves Michigan with its unpredictable weather, beautiful scenery, nature trails and lakes. She likes to bike and hike those trails and take road trips. Sue desires to walk closely with God and see others grow in their relationship with God also. She has been a Voyager since 2014 and feels that the people here are her family. She is also seen serving on the Worship Team, and the Hospitality Team.  She was recently married to Dennis, has 3 children, two with spouses and 6 grandchildren with whom she loves spending time. She has been an administrative assistant in a variety of ways over the years, from employment to volunteering. She has a passion to serve God & others and loves to learn new things. 



Kevin is a beloved child of God who is trying to remember that more of the time. He got married in the last millennium to his wife, Amy, and they have three kids. The first two – Emily and Owen – are half-Canadian (born while Kevin was in grad school in Vancouver, BC) and the third – Anna – can and could be president someday. Kevin loves Jesus and is captivated by his beauty and the beauty of the gospel story. He has shared that story by speaking, writing, singing, and acting. He has shared it as a pastor, church planter, youth pastor, worship leader, outdoor sales representative, dad, brother, son, friend, and stranger. In addition to his work at Voyage, he currently serves Jesus at WMU, working with international students with ICM and by trying to tell a God-story through creative writing. Whenever possible, he’s outside on the trails with the dogs or on a river with his kayak. His wife says he doesn’t drink any adult beverages (coffee or alcohol), but likes his caffeine cold and bubbly and would love to drink it while getting to know you.

Sara Shankie

Kids Crew Director

Sara is a homeschooling momma that truly appreciates nature and how it so greatly reveals to us God’s beauty, glory, power, wisdom, presence, and, most of all, His deep love for us! Sara is a daughter of God, married to her AMAZING husband and they have been blessed with three beautiful children. Family is of the utmost importance to Sara, she loves doing and experiencing all the beauty that God has created for us all! She loves animals, being outside and working closely with nature, going on adventures with her family, exploring, enjoying time out on the water, hiking, crafts and playing games. Sara has shared her love of God through singing, acting, community outreach and helping children know Jesus. Sara and her family feel so at home at Voyage and she is SO excited that God has lead her to teach our children about God and all of the beauty He has created for us and in us, to help them develop a deep understanding and relationship with God. Sara's main goals for our Kids Crew are to inspire the children to develop and grow in their relationship with Christ, to connect in a meaningful way with their family and friends, and to strengthen our community through faith based activities and service projects.

Mike Halifax

Tech director

Mike has been serving in churches for a very long time.  Almost every Sunday and other days of the week he can be found behind a sound board for the last 20 years.   He is so glad that he can use his tech skills to serve the Lord.  Mike is married to Elsa and has three children that can all be spotted several times a week at church.  He's very excited to be worshipping at Voyage and would love to meet you.

John Bray