Chapel Hill Staff

Chad Parmalee, Lead Pastorkeyboard_arrow_up

Pastor Chad Parmalee was appointed to serve Battle Creek Chapel Hill UMC in July of 2013 after previously serving Jackson, Brookside UMC for the previous 8 years. He and his family entered ministry full-time after a 15 year career in Business. Chad was raised predominately in the Roman Catholic tradition until his late 20’s when he and his wife Roschenne and their two daughters joined the United Methodist Church in 1995. Chad and his family served the church in many ways as lay members as God was revealing a call to pastoral ministry and leadership. Chad and Roschenne served together as Directors of Youth Ministries for Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing for 1 year prior to Chad being appointed full-time in Jackson, MI.

Chad Parmalee, Lead Pastorclose

Pastor Chad Parmalee was appointed to serve Battle Creek Chapel Hill UMC in July of 2013 after previously serving Jackson, Brookside UMC for the previous 8 years. He and his family entered ministry full-time after a 15 year career in Business. Chad was raised predominately in the Roman Catholic tradition until his late 20’s when he and his wife Roschenne and their two daughters joined the United Methodist Church in 1995. Chad and his family served the church in many ways as lay members as God was revealing a call to pastoral ministry and leadership. Chad and Roschenne served together as Directors of Youth Ministries for Sycamore Creek Church in Lansing for 1 year prior to Chad being appointed full-time in Jackson, MI.
Chad graduated of Michigan State University in 1989 with a degree in Trumpet Performance, received his license to preach in November 2004 and finished seminary in May of 2013 at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Pastor Chad takes a personal, practical approach to preaching, seeking to reveal ways the Scriptures can apply in our daily, all too human lives. He embraces the diversity of thought that comes from living in community with all others who are seeking to know God. Both Church growth and individual spiritual growth are dependent upon relationship, ours with God and ours with each other lived out in the grace of Jesus Christ.

Janet Wilson, Associate Pastorkeyboard_arrow_up

Janet is a Battle Creek native and 17-year member of Chapel Hill, serving on staff since 2010. She has a B.S.in Chemistry and a M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. A long and winding life journey has involved work as a pharmacy technician, roofer, chemist and business owner, time lived on a sailboat, the joy of raising two daughters (now 29 and 33), the challenges of divorce and cancer – and the gift of a second marriage to Mark and the arrival of a third bonus daughter (30).

Janet Wilson, Associate Pastorclose

Janet is a Battle Creek native and 17-year member of Chapel Hill, serving on staff since 2010. She has a B.S.in Chemistry and a M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. A long and winding life journey has involved work as a pharmacy technician, roofer, chemist and business owner, time lived on a sailboat, the joy of raising two daughters (now 29 and 33), the challenges of divorce and cancer – and the gift of a second marriage to Mark and the arrival of a third bonus daughter (30). Janet completed licensing as a UMC Local Pastor in November 2017 and has been appointed at Chapel Hill since January 2018.

Amy Brevitz, Director of Worshipkeyboard_arrow_up

Amy was hired in 2011 as Director of Children’s Ministries and moved to her current position in 2013. She directs all aspects of Worship Arts at Chapel Hill, to include the Chancel Choir, the Praise Team, the Worship Design Team, the Technical Arts Team and Altar Design. Amy grew up at Chapel Hill, and is proud to say she was baptized, confirmed, met her husband and got married, all at Chapel Hill!

Amy Brevitz, Director of Worshipclose

Amy was hired in 2011 as Director of Children’s Ministries and moved to her current position in 2013. She directs all aspects of Worship Arts at Chapel Hill, to include the Chancel Choir, the Praise Team, the Worship Design Team, the Technical Arts Team and Altar Design. Amy grew up at Chapel Hill, and is proud to say she was baptized, confirmed, met her husband and got married, all at Chapel Hill! She is a member of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Having studied music at both Kellogg Community College and Olivet College, she brings a varied background to her job, having worked and volunteered at many different churches around the world as the spouse of an active duty US Marine. From 2005-2009, Amy and her family were blessed to be a part of a group of 8 founding families of a brand new United Methodist church on Lady’s Island, South Carolina, that is still growing and thriving 10 years later. In 2009, her husband retired after 21 years in the Marine Corps and they returned to Battle Creek. In addition to her husband, her family includes their two children, Colin and Jenna, both college students, and an adorable Shih Tzu named Bailey.