Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people who make our church community special:




Karen Graef -- Music Director

Karen Graef has been the Music Director at Chapel Lane since 1997 and she is our church organist, directs our three vocal choirs and our three handbell choirs.


Karen has a business degree from Western Michigan University, an organ degree from Central Michigan University and a Master's of Music Degree in Choral Performance from Central Michigan University. Karen also teaches piano in her home studio.  Karen and her husband have resided in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, since 1987 after relocating from Houston, Texas.



Nikelle Johnson -- Director of Christian Education


Nikelle Johnson grew up in Midland.  A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary with a Master's Degree in religious education, Nikelle was excited to join the staff of Chapel Lane in July 2013 as the Director of Christian Education. She brings a variety of ministry experience with her, including six years working in inner-city Jackson, Mississippi, at Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson and Voice of Calvary Ministries. Nikelle is pleased to have the opportunity to use her love of crafts to help creatively teach about God's love. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, crocheting, stamping and scrapbooking, and has recently added quilting to her repertoire.


Nikelle also works with One Door Ministries, an organization whose goal is to provide discipleship and evangelism resources for oral cultures. She teachs the Explorers and Discoverers classes at Memorial Presbyterian Preschool.



Joyce R. Glover -- Office Administrator 

Joyce Glover is a native of Houston, Texas, one of seven girls and two boys. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in 1969 majoring in chemistry.


Joyce was employed by AT&T in New York and Cincinnati as a programmer and manager. After retiring in 1998 after 29 years of service, she worked as a project manager for Toyota, as a technical writer for an internet startup company and as an accountant for First Student, Inc. Joyce brought her broad experience to serve Chapel Lane as our Office Administrator in August of 2003.  


Joyce is a single mother of two: a college-age son who lives in Ohio and a daughter who lives with Joyce (along with four grandsons!), and she has two sisters who live on her street. Joyce loves her close-knit family and thinks Midland is a great place to raise a family. She enjoys Bible study, sewing, crocheting and traveling; in fact, Joyce has visited 33 of the 50 United States as well as 16 foreign countries.

Joyce’s life and well-being is sustained by the knowledge that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

April 30, 2017

Chapel Lane:  #989-631-2081

5501 Jefferson Avenue

Midland, MI  48640


SUNDAY WORSHIPSee the Worship Times and Worship Bulletin pages for more information on each service and check our calendar for special service times.



Come to the Sermons section to listen to or download a podcast of a recent sermon.


Prayer Request

If you have a prayer request for a family, a friend or yourself, please send us your concern or joy and we will communicate your request through our prayer chain. 


Afternoon Circle

Please note that the Afternoon Circle meets on the third Monday of each month, in the church library, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Evening Circle

The Evening Circle meets at 7:00 p.m. at a member's home on the first Monday of each month. Consult the Worship Bulletin or call the Church Office for details.



About Presbyterians

Find out about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the history of this wonderful organization on our About the Presbyterian Church page.

 Learn more at the Synod of the Covenant and the Presbytery of Lake Huron websites.




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