Our Staff

Our Staff

Advent’s Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9am – 1pm
Phone Number: 231.275.8031


Rev. Chrysanne Timm
Transitional Pastor

Email: pastorctimm@gmail.com


Pastor Chrysanne was appointed by Bishop Craig A. Satterlee to a two-year term call as Advent’s Transitional pastor, effective August 1st.  She and her husband Craig come to Lake Ann from Sylvania, Ohio, where Chrysanne served as lead pastor of Olivet Lutheran Church. Her primary responsibilities are to lead worship and preach sermons that help us see God, trust God, and serve God’s purposes.  She leads bible studies and will be working with our middle school Confirmation ministry. She is also available for prayer, conversation and pastoral counseling.


Some people view a pastor as the CEO of a congregation and its many ministries, but Pastor Chrysanne likens her role to the conductor of an orchestra – she interprets the score of God’s Word to us and then calls forth our talents and skills, all so that we might offer hope in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and beyond.



Director of Ministries
Norvilla Bennett
Email: adventlakeann@gmail.com

Norvilla began her work as the Director of Ministries on June 1st 2015.

Norvilla holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She comes to Advent with over 30 years in the social work arena including working in clinical/outreach settings with children, youth and families; nonprofit management; volunteer/intern coordination and grant writing. Norvilla has a passion for mission driven endeavors which allow her to advocate for the needs of others. In her spare time, Norvilla loves to read, play golf, walk the shore of Lake Michigan in all types of weather.  Knitting daily is a sacred ritual. Norvilla lives with her husband, Thomas, and Watson – their canine companion.