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Ron has lived in Rochester Hills for the past 32 years. He is retired from General Motors where he was formerly employed as a release engineer in the Electronics Integration and Software group of the Powertrain Division. His family includes his wife Judy and their three adult children, Paul and Sarah (Cucheran) of Rochester Hills and Timothy of Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as six grand children. His hobbies and avocations include writing, presenting and directing many original dramas, skits and oral interpretations for churches, schools and youth groups, cross-country skiing, pastel painting and reading. His speaking experiences include teaching at various church services, Christian conferences and retreats, both in and out of the U.S., as well as leading a monthly Sunday evening vesper service at a senior complex in Rochester Hills. His passions include the ministry of Celebrate Recovery, serving as Spiritual Mentor to the leadership of the chapters at Kensington Church, and Crossroads Pregnancy Center, which he served as president of the Board of Directors from 2005-2015.

Ron Daggett, Board Chair 

Ray Champion is an entertainer; keyboard player/singer, one-man-band musician, magician & business owner.  He has been involved in the music ministry for nearly 40 years and a professional entertainer for 48 years.  Ray has an Associates of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy and working toward a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries through Nation to Nation Christian University. 

Ray married Janis in 1971.  She is a licensed massage therapist, orthodontic dental assistant and also has an essential oil business.  They have three children, Aaron, a supervising engineer for Stryker Medical working on his MBA.  Sarah Bowman, an eighth grade science teacher working on her second Masters and Lana, currently a stay at home mom, a licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist.  They also have five grandchildren.

Ray's mantel is as a music minister, proclaiming the glory and majesty of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit through music.  He also believes he has the gift of helps.  He is involved considerably in municipal and service organizations; Rotary member, past president, Rotarian of the Year, Rotary hall of fame and three time Paul Harris Fellow, on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for a number of years, past vice President.  The involvement in community activities gives Ray the opportunity to live out the scripture relating to being a "...living epistle, known and read by all men."  God gives Ray occasions to express his faith at fitting times as He directs.
Ray is honored to serve on the board at the Center for Discipleship as the mission there is in sync with the ideals he pursues in life.

Ray Champion
Vice Chair 

My name is Nancy Herpolsheimer.  I am married to Chuck and have been for almost 49 years.  We have 3 children, Brad, Heather and Hope.  We are also blessed with 7 grandchildren.      Chuck and I are part of the founders of, and live in, an intentional Christian Community in Imlay City.  I am a member of the Light of Christ Church.  The community owned and operated a commercial greenhouse business for many years and I worked in and helped manage that operation. I became the Deputy Clerk in Attica Township in 1988 and was appointed Clerk in 1990.  I have continued to hold this position until the present time.   
         I obtained my Bachelor of Education degree from Oakland University in 1967 and taught 2nd grade in Romeo schools for 3 years and Head Start for 2 summers in Romeo also.  I became a full time mom when our children were born.  Once they were all in school I became a substitute teacher for many years.  Right now I am continuing my education as a student in the Nation 2 Nation program being held at the Center for Discipleship. 
        My greatest joys are being a Child of God, a wife, a mother and grandmother to the greatest kids ever!

Born and raised in Anacortes, WA, she has lived in North Branch, Michigan since 1983 when she married her husband Bryan.  They have three married children and 5 grandchildren.

She has an associates degree in accounting from St. Clair County Community College. She worked as the financial secretary of Country Christian Church, where her and her husband attend.  She is currently the administrative assistant there.

She is very glad to be a part of the wonderful ministry of The C and is excited to see how God is going to use it to bring people to Himself.

Shannon Pratt, Treasurer

Nancy Herpolsheimer

Being in the Christian faith and part of a church body has been a constant in my life. But as a young adult, I truly chose to be a disciple of Jesus and have him for my personal Savior and friend. This led to a Spirit filled walk with Him and a choice to be part of a Christian community in Imlay City. God has blessed me with the gifts of helping others, hospitality and service. I have also been supportive and active in the pro-life movement and contributed in various aspects to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Lapeer.

I am married to Ray Champion and we have three married children and five grandchildren. I have been an orthodontic dental assistant from the early seventies until recently when my doctor retired. I am also a massage therapist and an essential oil distributor.

The Center for Discipleship is near and dear to my heart as are Randy and Nancy Williams. Supporting them and the work that they are doing for the Lord is important to me and I pray that this is truly another way to be of service to them and my Lord Jesus.


Janis Champion