Woodview Ministry Team

  David Williams - Lead PASTOR

Pastor David joined the Woodview staff in December 2011. He, his wife Erika, and their two daughters moved to Michigan in 2010 when he accepted a position at Michigan State University as an assistant professor. He has a passion for Jesus and helping others grow in their faith and love for others. David enjoys Red Sox baseball, playing guitar, and all manner of outdoor activities including hiking and camping. 


David is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College (B.S. Biology), University of Rhode Island (M.S. Fisheries), and SUNY ESF (Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology). He completed his ordination requirements at Nazarene Bible College and was ordained in 2016.

Devon Staples - Associate Pastor

Pastor Devon rejoined the staff at Woodview in July 2019 as an associate pastor. Previously, Devon served as the Pastor of Compassionate Ministries at Woodview from 2016-2018. Pastor Devon and his wife Megan have one daughter Isabella. Pastor Devon is passionate about helping others worship God in all aspects of their lives and loving others with the love they have first experienced in Jesus Christ. Devon enjoys board games, cooking, playing trumpet, and hiking.


Devon is a graduate of Wayne State University (B.A. Music Education), Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div). He has been a District Licensed minister since 2015 and is looking forward to being ordained next year.   

Erika Williams - Director of Children's Ministry

Erika has been the Director of Children's Ministry at Woodview since 2011. She is married to Pastor David, and they have two teenage daughters. Erika desires to see children rooted and established in the love of Christ so that they can share the love of Jesus with others. In her spare time, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and experiencing the arts.


Erika is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (B.A. English; Secondary Education) and Syracuse University (M.S. Literacy). She teaches English in Williamston Community Schools.


Shawn & Melissa Graham - Directors of Youth Ministry

Information Coming Soon!

Patty Gregory - SECRETARY 

Patty has been a part of Woodview her entire life and has served as Church Secretary for over ten years. She loves her family, and has a burning desire to know Jesus more. In her free time she enjoys sewing, reading, and drinking Sweet Tea from McAlister's Deli.

Mark Traver - Custodian

Mark has spent most of his life at Woodview and currently serves as Church Custodian. Mark and his wife Jamie have three boys. In his "free" time, Mark enjoys helping his boys in their many athletic endeavors. He's also a baseball nut.

Woodview Church of the Nazarene

1500 E. State Rd.

Lansing, MI 48906

Ph: (517) 372-7341