Leadership

Rev Anne Hébert

Rev Anne Hébert

Anne began ministry at St. Andrews in November 2012.  She grew up in Texas and attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance.  Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, was her next stop, and following seminary, she was ordained at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.  She has served churches in Oklahoma, Michigan, New York and Texas and will celebrate 25 years of ordination in January 2013.

Anne currently serves on the national team of the Acts 16:5 Initiative that, through presbyteries, develops pastors and church teams into leaders who help to transform their congregations.  She believes the vitality of the local church is God’s hope for the world, and that a church who strives to unite belief and action by reaching into the world with  God’s attention and vision will be a thriving church.  She trusts in Jesus Christ who breaks all barriers and believes we are called to offer his life-giving love and grace wherever we find ourselves.

Anne is married to David Hébert whom she met at a Taizé worship service held at the church where Anne was serving.  (You can see more about the Taizé community at this website: http://www.taize.fr)  David is a therapist specializing in play therapy for children, although he works with people of all ages.  He closed a 25 year practice to accompany Anne to Michigan with the expectation of a great adventure.  Anne has one son, Austen Rauch, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas.  Having been born in
Rochester, NY, he enjoys winter sports and looks forward to vacationing in Michigan.

David and Anne enjoy travel, reading, going to the theatre and listening to music.  They have spent time at Christ in the Desert Monastery near Abiquiu, New Mexico, where they have experienced silent prayer and laughing with the monks. They find joy in offering meals and gatherings in their home, and have two long hair Chihuahuas named Roxee and Mia Bella.

To contact Rev. Anne Hébert, email revanne@benziestandrews.com or call 231-882-4241.

Session

Class of 2019

Suzie Anderson, Melissa Havlin, Judith Harnish, Donna Malecki

Janet Hough, Clerk of Session

Class of 2018

Jane Elzerman, Susie Hammer, Dee Miller

Class of 2017

Claude Vander Ploeg, John Beery, Norm Labadie, Janet Hough

 

Church Ministry Teams

Personnel – Susie Hammer & Melissa Havlin –  Co-Chairs

Children’s Education- Jennifer Abel – Chair; Jane Elzerman – Session Liaison

Adult Education- John McMillan – Chair

Buildings & Grounds- Claude Vander Ploeg- Chair

Fellowship- Melissa Havlin – Liaison; Gwen Baarstad & Nancy Carlson – Co-Chairs

Stewardship/Finance- Donna Malecki – Chair

Congregational Care – Dee Miller –  Chair

Membership – Suzie Anderson – Chair

Mission –  Judith Harnish – Chair

Music & Arts – Michael Beery – Chair

Nominating – Janet Hough – Chair

The Holy Diggers – Suzie Anderson – Chair 

Worship- John Beery – Chair

Peace & Justice Ministry- Rev. Robert McQuilkin – Chair

Presbyterian Women – Margaret Beery