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.
Director of Communication and Technology
Laura was raised in Livonia and is raising her family here as well. She has vast experience in marketing and public relations as well as typesetting and graphic design. 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.
Director of Adult Handbell Choir
Born into the life of this church, Jason was highly involved in the Sunday school, music, and youth group programs. He began playing hand bells at the age of eight and has been playing in some capacity for the past three decades.
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.
Grace attends Franklin High School. She is involved in many groups and teams such as Varsity Pom, Varsity Bowling, Student Congress, and National Honor Society. Her favorite hobbies are camping, boating, and hanging out with friends and family. Grace is very excited to join Rosedale and can’t wait to meet all the little ones!
RGPC has been Leslie’s church home since 1971. She has been involved in many committees and activities including Planning, Membership, Stewardship, Administration and Finance, Sunday School teacher/superintendent. She is currently a Deacon and on the Endowment Committee. She also in the adult bell choir and runs the sound board on alternating Sundays.
Gretchen has spent most of her life in Livonia, graduating from Franklin High School and then attending Wayne State University. In 2007, Gretchen started attending RGPC regularly and has since participated as an usher, layreader, deacon and staff position of kitchen coordinator.
Backup Weekend Custodian
Joe has been a member of the Rosedale family since he was in third grade and has been very active in all areas of the church.
Ever wish you could read music? Play chimes or hand bells? Sundays from noon-1 p.m., Sandy Main-Niemisto will run a new chime group for non-music readers. While this group is formed in response to adults who have expressed interest in this opportunity, students 5th grade and up are also invited to join. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.