LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
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Julie Bailey
Pastor
 
Pastor Julie Bailey is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska.  She is a 1979 graduate of Lincoln East High School, a 1982 and 1986 graduate of the University of Nebraska, College of Nursing and a 1999 graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.  She has served another parish in Saginaw, and came to Ascension in 2013 following a nearly 6 year appointment as an Assistant to the Bishop in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. 

Pastor Julie has a passion for worship, growing in mission, serving the community and beyond, education, and youth ministry.  She will tell you that she believes that through the power of Jesus, individuals and the world can and will be transformed. 

 
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Bob Aldrich
Education Coordinator
 
Bob is a lifelong resident of the area, graduating from Freeland High school in 1989.  After getting married and starting a family, he returned to Saginaw Valley State University graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in History and Sociology.  Bob started as our Director of Christian Education in  2007 following a mission trip to help clean up after Hurricane Katrina and feeling the call to serve God more.
 
Bob has a passion for children and youth and he enjoys sharing his faith with them. He has a unique ability to relate to the youth on their level, helping them realize their own faith. Bob constantly shares his favorite saying with the youth, Jesus ha come to turn the world upside down.
 
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Don Arndt
Music Minister
 
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Cheryl Huebner
Office Manager
 
Cheryl is a lifelong resident of Saginaw County.  She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1986 and then attended Ferris State University where she obtained a B.S. in Business Management in 1990.  Cheryl has been the Office Manager at Ascension for eight years.
 
Cheryl is typically the first contact most people will have with Ascension.  She is able to provide detailed information regarding our congregation and what we have to offer, to give a tour of the church, or to share her personal experiences as she has been an active member of Ascension for over fifteen years.  Cheryl truly enjoys being a member of the Ascension team and is always doing her best to make sure that as a church we are "boldly making Christ's vision known.