Our Staff

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Amy Love

Office Manager


Amy has a degree in Psychology from Spring Arbor College. She and her family have been attending ECC since 1991 and feel so blessed to be a part of and serve this family. Amy began her position as Administrative Assistant in 2009 and her continued desire is to spend every day doing what Christ asks his followers to do: love God and love one another!

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Craig Smith

Pastor of Youth and Worship


Craig grew up in the White Lake area but attended North Park University in Chicago, where he was then a teacher for more than 15 years. He has been serving at ECC with the Sr. High & Worship ministries since 2007. Craig’s greatest hope for worship ministries is that it will lead people to draw nearer to God through the worship and praise of Him.

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Chuck Connell

Pastor of Jr. High Youth Ministries


Chuck is our Junior High Youth Pastor. He and his wife, Courtney and son, Isaiah, are here to impact the lives of teens, and teach the truth about Jesus Christ. He also works with Make a Difference Ministries, and is excited to work with the youth in the White Lake area.

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Terri Means

Director of Children's Ministries


Terri has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Central Michigan University. She has put this degree to good use, having gained extensive experience working with children in many different capacities such as daycare, teaching, and ministry. She is married to her husband, Greg, and have two married children and one granddaughter. Terri’s passion is bringing together the two strongest influences in a child’s life, the family and the church, to create a much stronger influence than either can have on its own. This passion is reflected in the curriculum of the Children’s Ministry programs here at ECC Whitehall!

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Tom Beeghly

Senior Pastor

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Tom grew up in Southern California and has been married to Kristine for 29 years. Tom blames his loss of hair on his five children. He has a Masters degree in Christian Education from Talbot Seminary Los Angeles and a Master of Divinity from North Park University in Chicago.  Tom moved to Michigan in 1996 and has served at ECC Whitehall since 2007.

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Justin Porath

Associate Pastor



Growing up on Michigan's faraway 45th parallel, yet cutting his theological teeth in Chicago, Justin has the compassion of a small-town boy with the lingering punch and enthusiasm of a big-city urbanite.  Along the way, Justin stumbled into his partner in ministry and in life, Lacy, and together they advance a simple but serious life and mission: to serve people, with all their gifts, while following Jesus.    

With his Master of Divinity out of North Park Theological Seminary, Justin hopes to relocate the pulse of ministry in relationships, outcomes-based ministry, Christ-centered character, and the studied and relentless pursuit of God's Word.