Pastor, Metro City Church
If one word was used to describe Pastor Jeremy it would have to be: PASSIONATE! If he loves something he’s selling it. He loves Chipotle…and he let’s everybody know it. He loves music…and he’ll tell you all about it. He loves history and if you let him, he’ll bore you to death with it!
And it’s not a fake kind of a passion either. He gets fired up about all kinds of things in life and nothing gets him more fired up then his love for Jesus and the local church. Pastor J, as most people call him, truly believes that the local church is the hope of the world.
Pastor Jeremy is an entrepreneur at heart. At 19 he started a small ‘building business’ and became a licensed General Building Contractor. The business grew and grew and he loved doing what he did in the market place. But his real passion was God’s church and God’s kingdom being built into the hearts of people. So while working the marketplace as a building contractor he went to and graduated from Bible College with a Bachelors in Student Ministry/Theology and Minored in Psychology. And it was during college that together with his wife Lynette that they started a small ‘Youth Ministry’ in the Downriver Community.
Early on in his life he was petrified to get up in front of a crowd but God has somehow used that weakness to grow something good. After Spending his 20’s in the marketplace and as a Student Pastor, in the fall of 2000, God planted the desire to start and pastor a ‘grown ups’ church. He wanted to build the kind of church that unchurched people would love. He wanted to build the kind of place where The Bible would be taught and a relationship with God would be made real to people. He dreamed of a different kind of church, one that is modern and relevant…a good kind of different.
So, at 30 years of age,‘while young and dumb’ as Pastor J likes to say, he and Lynette started Metro in their living room in Taylor, Michigan! And it’s been an amazing ride since. He says he’s learned more than he’s ever taught, received more than he’s ever sacrificed, been loved more than he’s ever loved.
Early on in his life he was petrified to get up in front of a crowd but God has somehow used that weakness to grow something good. Pastor Jeremy is the Lead Pastor at Metro and brings all his passion for life, Jesus and the Christian faith in his communication. Expect creativity, humor and spiritual depth when you hear him teach at our Weekend Experiences.
Pastor Jeremy has been married to Lynette for 29 years…he was 18 and she was 19 when they married! They have four amazing, loving and talented kids. They home educated all of their children. Pastor Jeremy loves to read and is a history buff and he’s really into his kid’s music. (Check out ALIVE | CITY on Spotify. That’s his kid’s band!!!) Their family loves music, camping and traveling. Most of all, the Schossau's love each other and the church that God has allowed them to be a part of!
Mother, Educator, Christian Apologist
Kristina Karamo is a mother, educator, and Christian Apologist. Her objective is to be an ambassador for Christ wherever she serves, which includes defending the God-given rights of all human beings. With the right to life being the most fundamental human right of all. Human beings waiting to be born are the most vulnerable and defenseless, which means they need all of us to protect them. Kristina Karamo is committed to this fight. In college, Kristina began to learn about the horrors of the abortion industry. What is being marketed to the public as “safe, legal, and rare”, is in reality a business of human sacrifice. This “service” is causing vulnerable mothers to be convinced that killing their child is the only option. Kristina understands that being outraged is good, but not good enough. Kristina served on Right to Life’s Black Leadership Committee, and is currently a board member for Stanton International’s Detroit affiliate.
Kristina teaches public speaking and college orientation for Wayne County Community College. She also creates Christian Apologetic content, and frequently speaks on defending our constitutional rights on national and local media outlets. Kristina is a graduate of Oakland University with a B.A. in Communications, and of Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology with an M.A. in Christian Apologetics.
Kristina hopes that teaming up with other people committed to saving innocent babies will eventually abolish abortion in America, and beyond.
Senior Pastor, Faith Christian Assembly
Pastor Ray is a lifelong member of Faith. He and his wife Kathy have served in leadership at Faith for over 25 years. They met each other in Sunday School before they were teenagers and never left the church. Now they are serving as Senior Pastor and First Lady.
Ray was ordained in 2009 and has served in leadership within 2 different denominations, World Impact of the IFCA and the Ephesians 4 Network of the IPHC.
Ray has been training leaders both nationally and internationally since 2004, and has traveled to more than 70 countries for various teaching and ministry opportunities. Ray and Kathy have four beautiful children who love the Lord and together have answered the calling of God on their lives.