Being Salt and Light in Brighton, MI

Staff

Sam Mariano

Sam was born and raised in the Philippines until his family moved to the United States in August of 2005. He lived in Mobile, Alabama for 9 years, where he spent several of these years serving a local church as a youth/young adults leader, Sunday pre-school teacher and worship leader, before moving to Michigan in…

Jesse Ruzic

Jesse and his wife, Olivia first fell for each other in January 2012 during their first semester at Moody Bible Institute. They met because Olivia stumbled down the stairs and landed at Jesse’s feet! They married in May 2014 and graduated from Moody in December 2015. Jesse graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies and…

Tracey Spear

Tracey grew up on the east side of Michigan in Roseville. She was married in 1985 to Rick Spear, and started a family in 1988 with the first of her 3 children. In November of 1988, Tracey gave her life to the Lord. In 1997, Rick and Tracey moved to Brighton. After losing her husband…

Jacob Madden

Jacob was born in Washington DC and grew up throughout the DC metropolitan area for much of his childhood. After making poor decisions as a teenager, Jacob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. While still serving in the Marines, Jacob responded to the call of God one night while…

Brandon Henry

Brandon was born in Bradenton, Florida, and lived there for the first two years of his life before moving to Michigan where he grew up. He has been blessed with an incredible family who spends time with him, encourages him, and loves the Lord. He enjoys listening to all kinds of music, and loves spending…

Jonah Priest

As of 2017, Jonah is graduated from Milan High School. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI with his amazing family. He has two older brothers (Josh and Jacob), an older sister (Hannah), a younger sister (Hope), and a father and mother (Jim and Vickey Priest). Jonah is attending the University of Michigan Dearborn and will be…