The Shores Church Staff
Scott Laurain | Lead Pastor
Pastor Scott joined The Shores Church as Lead Pastor in September of 2017. He desires for The Shores Church to be a place where people can take their next step towards Christ together. He loves teaching and preaching, and his passion for ministry is to see people reach others for Christ (both locally and internationally.) Pastor Scott and his wife, Annie, have been married since September of 2011 and have two children, Lydia and Quinn.
Jill Nelson | Associate Pastor
Jill and her husband Nick came to The Shores Church in June of 2019. Being in full time ministry since 2001, Jill has been a stay at home mom with their two kids, served as a youth pastor, discipleship director, and planted/co-pastored a church with Nick in MI. Jill has a strong passion for excellence in the church. Serving as an associate pastor with an emphasis on operations adds value to our systems and ministries. Jill loves being a mom and enjoys doing life with people. One of Jill's life scriptures is Colossians 2:7, "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."
Nick Nelson | Associate Pastor
Nick and his wife Jill came to The Shores Church in June of 2019. Over the past 18 years, Nick has served as a youth pastor, discipleship director, and planted/co-pastored a church with Jill in MI. As an associate pastor on staff, Nick leads our worship and tech teams, and assists with small group curriculum. Nick loves spending time with his family, friends....and coffee. A scripture that Nick quotes often is 1 Peter 1:13, "Think clearly and exercise self control...". He adds, "You are created to do what God's Word says because He created you and wrote/inspired His Word!".
Ron Dettloff | Deaf Ministries Pastor
Pastor Ron Dettloff began ministering to the Deaf in 1980 and has pastored The Deaf Ministries at The Shores Church since 1987. He and his wife Judy have been married 49 years, have two children and seven grandchildren. Pastor Ron is involved in preaching, teaching, pastoral care and ministering to the Deaf community in the greater Detroit metropolitan area. His passionate goal is to have the Bible translated into SignWriting for the Deaf. Romans 15:21: But as it is written to whom He was not spoken of, they shall see, and they that have not heard, shall understand. KJV
Cheryl Holdwick | Discipleship Pastor
Cheryl's desire to work in the church office was fulfilled in 2007 when she was hired as bookkeeper/secretary. In August of 2018 she transitioned into the role of Discipleship Director. She now heads up all of our Anchor Groups and New Believer Ministries. The verse that is taped to Cheryl's computer monitor is 1 Corinthians 14:12, "...Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church." Having raised their three sons at The Shores, Cheryl and Russ now want to give back by serving the church that has served them so well.
Will Rosevear | Youth Pastor
Will’s passion for youth ministry comes from his desire to lead and teach students in what it means to be a Christian, leader, and world changer. His desire is for every student to understand that no matter their disappointments, failures, or mistakes, they cannot escape from the love of Jesus (Romans 8:38-39). Will came to The Shores Church after serving at Minnesota Teen Challenge, assisting troubled teen boys. His hobbies are fitness, nutrition, sports, and traveling.
Parker Saleski | Childrens Pastor
Parker came to the Shores Church after a year long internship serving with the youth at Rock Church. Parker believes that there’s never an age too early to truly fall in love with Christ and that there is more for a child to experience in their faith, no matter what age. Parker has a strong desire to not only serve those around him, but also to connect with and assure them that God’s love is for them in any and every situation. His hobbies are drawing, watching hockey, and eating pizza.
Judy Dettloff | Office Administrator
Judy has been at The Shores Church since 1974 and on staff in the church office since 1992. She also serves The Deaf Ministries alongside her husband Pastor Ron. Serving God and His people is her passion in life. Judy enjoys spending time with her friends, reading and traveling but her ultimate joy is spending time with her children and grandchildren.