LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
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Pastor 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. 
Pastor Julie is an avid Cornhusker fan and enjoys spending time with her new Schnoodle puppy, Bailey.
 
 
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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. Bob constantly shares his favorite saying with the youth, Jesus has come to turn the world upside down.
Bob currently teaches at the Bridgeport High School. He is married to Tracy and they have a daughter Brittany who attends Northern Michigan University.
 
Jennifer Salowitz
Music Ministry Director
Jennifer, a 2001 graduate of Capac High School, studied piano performance at Northern Michigan University before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University, concentrating in psychology. She currently resides in rural Saginaw County with her husband, 4 active boys, 3 snuggly cats, and 2 rambunctious dogs. Jennifer recently obtained certification as a Registered Piano Technician and is a student at Saginaw Valley State University pursuing Social work. She spends her free time fostering dogs and cats, singing in her car while chauffeuring her boisterous boys around town, and volunteering as leadership for Hemlock Cub Scout Pack 3332 and Hemlock Boy Scout Troop 337. Jennifer began her time as Ascension’s staff musician and choral director in the summer of 2017.
 
 
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