Voyage Church Staff

Rev. Steve Petroelje (Full-Time)

Transition Pastor

Steve grew up on a farm near Zeeland, Michigan. He graduated from Hope College, earned a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary, and later completed a Doctorate of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. Steve served as a Solo Pastor for 9 years in Allison, Iowa before returning to Michigan and serving as a Lead Pastor for 10 years in Byron Center. In 2018, Steve sensed a call to use his gifts in Transition Ministry. Voyage is the third church he is serving in this capacity.  

Adam ARocho (Full Time)

Associate Pastor

Adam has been with Voyage Church since the start, and currently leads the music, tech, Anchor Youth group, marketing, and communications. Adam met his beautiful wife Alexis while in the Bronco Marching Band at Western Michigan University. In his free time, Adam loves to spend time with his wife and dog (Buster), cheer on the WMU Broncos, root for any Detroit sports team, mountain bike, or have a drink with friends.

Jazzmyne Guidry (Part-Time)

Kids Crew DIrector

Hello! My name is Jazzmyne Guidry and I am the Kids Crew Director for Voyage Church. I know a lot of families that attend Voyage and the most exciting part of my job is that I get to meet more! Sunday School is a very important part of a child’s faith because it helps them learn more about the person who loves them most in this world. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to help grow your child’s walk with Christ, and minister to your family in any way I can!

Roy Ackermann 

Pastor of Discipleship

Roy came with his family to the Kalamazoo area in 1984 from Brown Deer, Wisconsin.  After spending seven years in engineering, he received a calling of God into the pastoral ministry.  He attended seminary and graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1973.  Roy has been with Voyage Church since it began in November of 2012 in the role of Pastor of Discipleship.  He loves to help people get to know Jesus and to grow in their faith.  He loves his wife and family.  He enjoys a round of golf, singing in “His Harmony” quartet, and watching a Packers or Cubs game.

Sue Newman (Part-Time)

Administrative Assistant

Sue is a Southwest Michigan native. She loves Michigan with its unpredictable weather, beautiful scenery, nature trails and lakes. She likes to bike and hike those trails and take road trips. Sue desires to walk closely with God and see others grow in their relationship with God also. She has been a Voyager since 2014 and feels that the people here are her family. She is also seen serving on the Worship Team, and the Hospitality Team.  She was recently married to Dennis, has 3 children, two with spouses and 4 grandchildren with whom she loves spending time. She has been an administrative assistant in a variety of ways over the years, from employment to volunteering. She has a passion to serve God & others and loves to learn new things. 

Dave Jager (Part-Time)


Hi, my name is David Jager and my wife, Chrissy and I live in Kalamazoo. I have two sisters, Cathy Reynolds, wife of Dick Reynolds, who are Voyagers, and Carol Boeve who lives in South Dakota. Chrissy has worked at WMU for 25 years as a business manager and we have 3 boys. Trevor, 22, lives and works in Kalamazoo. Logan, 21, is a diesel mechanic in the US Army at Ft. Hood TX. and Austin, 19, lives in Kalamazoo and is serving in the US Army National Guard. I am very thankful to be part of the staff here at Voyage as your part time custodian.