Worship With Us
Every Friday the Chapel is open from 12:00-1:00 pm for prayer, communion, and personal devotional time. Communion is served from 12:15-12:30 pm. People will be available to pray with you.
By the loving grace of Jesus Christ working in us, we are a people who practice welcoming relationships and caring service for the glory of God.
Our Guiding Texts
A religious leader asked Jesus, “Which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:36-39)
Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:9-11)
Pastor Kellie Whitlock
Rev. Kellie Ann Whitlock has a passion and energy for the ministry that comes from a deep sense of call. “I have the blessing of spending my life loving and serving Jesus Christ, and loving and serving his people here at RGPC.” She looks forward to continuing RGPC’s vision of being a “mission station” in the neighborhood and community, exploring the many possibilities for mission and outreach.
Dr. Kate Mackie
Commissioned Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
Kate joined the RGPC Youth Ministry Staff in 2013 after a decade of volunteer service at nearby St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church – the congregation in which she was born and raised. Since 2003, she has worked as both a middle school and high school youth advisor responsible for Sunday school and youth group activities.
Dr. Robert K. Seymour
Director of Congregational Care
Bob was born and raised in the metropolitan Detroit area. After a 35 year career as a registered architect, he began a second career in ministry. Bob is an ordained Deacon and Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has worked for the past 22 years in the area of grief support and grief therapy. Bob serves as Chaplain at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, responsible for Pastoral Care.
Director of Children's and Family Ministeries
Lisa was born and raised in Livonia. She attended The University of Michigan-Dearborn, earning an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a specialized degree in early childhood education. She also has a graduate degree from Marygrove College focusing on teaching, curriculum and assessment. Lisa has taught children in various grades as well as directing an early childhood center.
Steven H. Olsen
Director of Chancel Choir
Steve began his ministry here in September 2014 as Chancel Choir Director. In February 2015, he became Director of Music. He is a “P.K.” (Pastor’s Kid), and so pleased that his mom and dad still support him from the Presbyterian Village in Westland.
Director of Communication and Technology
Laura was raised in Livonia and is raising her family here as well. She has previously worked in marketing and public relations at Madonna University and currently owns and operates a dance studio in Livonia. She is an active PTSA member at Franklin High School and does voluntary public relations for local organizations.
Babs is the Office Administrator for Rosedale Gardens. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office, calendar scheduling, membership records and bulletin, as well as the newsletter publication.
Kim has been Financial Secretary at RGPC since 2001. With a BS from Central Michigan University, an MBA from Lawrence Technological University and many years of public and corporate accounting work, she brings lots of accounting knowledge and experience to her job.
Sandy’s favorite part of every Sunday is the privilege to lead and share in congregational singing. She believes Jesus’ promise that He comes when we gather in His name.
Interim Director of Adult Handbell Choir
As a former RGPC adult bells director, Millie is serving as the interim director during the search for a new permanent director.
Director of Children and Youth Bells
Katy has attended Rosedale for the past 11 years. She loves listening to all music, watching most movies, and knitting during both. She feels delighted and blessed by this opportunity to serve her church’s children, and by extension, her congregation.
Sandy joined RGPC in 2016 and joined the House Committee shortly after. The expertise she brings to this table is in the realm of renovation and maintenance as she has owned 15+ homes and condominiums over the years, some of which were bought just to fix up and sell as a hobby.
Weekend Assistant Janitorial Custodian
Drew is a student at Garden City High School and has attended RGPC since he was a baby. He is a confirmed member and loves being a part of the youth group.He’s excited to start this new journey with the staff of RGPC as the weekend custodian.
Karen has worked in the nursery for over 20 years. She was married to Chuck at Rosedale in 1996, and all three of their children have been baptized and are active in the church. Karen enjoys theater, camping, playing board games, crafting and spending time with their Maltipoo, Dusty.
Ella is the granddaughter of our wonderful organist, Sandy Main-Niemisto. She also works at the Children’s Place and is a student at Schoolcraft College studying to become a paraprofessional in young education. Ella loves to read and write.
Alex attends Schoolcraft College where she is part of the Honors Program. She was born and raised at Rosedale and was very involved in the youth group growing up. She loves being able to work with kids and is very excited to be a part of the RGPC staff!