meet our staff, and let us know how we can help!

REV DR DEBORAH D CONRAD, senior minister



Deb has led Woodside's growth and renewal since 2014. Originally from South Carolina, she came to Michigan by way of Washington, DC, Austin and Louisville. She has degrees in journalism, graphic design/photography and divinity. Her doctorate is in education, with additional study in ministry supervision, organizational leadership, family and congregational systems, and conflict mediation. Married to Hannah, Deb shares a growing family of rescue dogs and cats. She enjoys preaching, antiquing and cycling, and is renovating her kitchen on a 10-year plan. 


Tom Travis, Music Leader

Tom is our song guy, with a long tenure in church music. Tom plays piano, and leads our budding music team, now including Wes on guitar and Adam running our small and growing sound system. We'll try to get Tom to give us more info. Hold that thought!



Referred to us by our friends at Christ the King, Lazarre has become an important cog in our church wheel. He takes care of our of building needs, but also is host for many of our community groups, and a helpful liaison to our new landlords. We'll ask what else he'd like you all to know... 


melissa boskee, teacher


Missy loves kids! She holds a Bachelor's degree and specialty in early children education, and brings 20 years experience with children ages 6 weeks to 13 years. Besides giving Woodside parents the comfort of knowing our littlest ones are in great hands, Missy works full time with Early Head Start infant and toddler program. Her spare time is with family and friends, including two nieces she adores. 


jerry gildner, bookkeeper


We appreciate Jerry's careful management of all things financial. When he isn't doing books, we understand he plays a mean late-night guitar.