Pastor Dan & Kelsey Smith
Dan and Kelsey love people and the local church. They met in 2012 while Dan was an associate pastor and Kelsey was an intern worship leader. A missions trip to Uganda was all they needed to realize they wanted to date each other and ultimately get married.
In early 2015, Dan had a vision to create a life-giving church, joined ARC (Association of Related Churches) and started New Life Church in the heart of Kalamazoo on WMU’s campus with 258 people the first Sunday. Dan is a graduate and former football player of The University of Texas Longhorns and Kelsey is a music performance graduate of Belmont University. They love to boast and argue over who had the better college town. Austin, TX or Nashville, TN. What do you think?