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After graduating from seminary at Pacific School of Religion, Kurt worked as a floor layer for four years and a high school religion teacher for eight years before entering the ministry in 1992. He served as Associate Minister at Central Congregational Church - United Church of Christ in Providence, Rhode Island for five years before being called to serve as pastor and teacher at Haslett Community Church.

Erin Heisler

Minister of Youth & Children's Programs

A Haslett High School alum, Erin is excited to be serving in the wonderful community in which she grew up. After graduating from Central Michigan University (Go Chippewas!), Erin studied for four years at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey where she obtained a Masters of Divinity as well as a Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry. Now an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Erin is very excited about the opportunity to work with the children and the youth of Haslett Community Church.

Judy Connelly

Choir Director

Judy graduated from Albion College where she majored in music education. When she began teaching music for the Haslett Public Schools in 1959, she was excited to become part of the choir at HCC. In 1968 there was an opening in the leadership of the HCC choir. Judy volunteered to step in and lead the choirs for a month. That “temporary” position has extended now for over 45 years! For Judy, making music with enthusiastic adults, children and youth is a great joy. She is thankful that so many wonderful people are willing to share their time and talent as the choirs lead in worship here at HCC.

Barbara Freeman


Barbara is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the University of Illinois where at all times her musical interest has been music composition and theory: why and how music affects us as it does. She has taught piano and played in restaurants for many years, living around the country before "alighting" in the Haslett area in 1995 with her husband and son. Though her past musical experiences are varied, Barbara feels she has found her musical calling in music-making in churches. This is especially true at HCC where musical creativity has a chance to grow through numerous musical genres such as traditional, praise and gospel music. She joined the staff in June of 2001.

Beverly Wegener

Office Manager

Beverly graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Health Information Management. She later earned an Associates Degree in Assessing. Her earlier years were spent in these fields. Growing children and aging parents resulted in her working on a part time basis. This blessedly allowed her to care for her parents during the last years of their lives. Beverly became part of the professional staff at HCC in 2008. She continues to state how amazed she is by the constant love, warmth and welcome of HCC as a whole.

Wayne Mason

Office Production Assistant

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Wayne graduated from Trine University in Angola, Indiana, from the Drafting and Design program in 1964. From college, Wayne hired into the Oldsmobile Division of GM as a technical illustrator in the Product Engineering department. As technology changed, Wayne took numerous computer classes and received an Associate Degree in 1982. After more than 37 years with GM, Wayne retired in 2001. In January 2002, Wayne joined the HCC staff as Office Production Assistant and currently works one morning each week. Responsibilities include updating HCC's web site, monthly newsletter creation, maintaining the church member database, as well as HCC's office computers and network.

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