Tim & Steph Mangan

Hi there! We’re Tim & Steph.

We get the honor of leading Life church, we are passionate about our incredible God and dedicated to loving all people.

A bit about us, Steph’s a nature nut and Tim is an adventure magnet.

We have been building a homestead for the last few years, complete with pigs, chickens, and bees (stay tuned for goats and a dairy cow!) and we love every bit of the work and seeing our kids get involved.

We’ve been married for 12 years and have four epic kids.

We met in Sydney Australia at Tim’s home church Hillsong, where we were going to their bible school. Steph was clueless and Tim was smitten. You’ll have to hear the details of our love story in person, but 2 years later we were married.

We both felt the call to spend our lives serving God and building the church. We’ve done it through many forms, but our favorite was when we moved to Michigan and launched Life Church.


Carol Whittum

Carol has been on staff at Life Church since the very beginning as the administrative assistant and office manager.

She loves being a part of what God is doing here at Life Church and it’s her mission to keep things running smoothly!

When Carol isn’t at church she enjoys coordinating weddings, a good rib-eye steak and time spent with her husband Brad, whom she met on a blind date & has been married to for 37 years!

She loves Sundays because she gets to come to church and spend the afternoon relaxing with her family.