Invite All People to Explore a Spiritual Journey

Betty Zion
Office Administrator


Betty began working at Water's Edge in 2011. Some great perks about Betty's job are the smiling children who come through the front doors and wave to her each morning on their way to We Play & Learn Daycare Center. Betty loves the bird feeders and natural landscape right outside her window and the folks at Water's Edge who are some of her best friends and teachers. Betty loves to chat with folks over a cup of coffee. Every person has a story to tell. You can usually find Betty at the desk in the front office (with coffee) or enjoying conversation with someone in The Commons.

Allan Evett
Director of Contemporary Worship


New to the staff at Water's Edge, Allan brings a wide variety of experience to music and worship. Allan enjoys incorporating his own experience with the collective experience of the musicians with whom he collaborates. Allan has a music degree from Columbia College, Chicago, where he studied music theory, jazz piano, and orchestration. He has a varied background as a music teacher, keyboard performer, and studio musician.  At Water's Edge you'll likely find him in the worship center—playing 'techno-geek' with the keyboards and PA gear.

Lori Bulthuis
- Custodian


Lori has been the Custodian at Water’s Edge since 2010 and loves the challenges that a larger church brings (bring on the windows)! Being a nature lover, this is the place that Lori likes to come and watch the deer and wild turkeys. God gave us the most beautiful setting for worship here at Water's Edge. You can find Lori anywhere in the building from on the stage prepping for worship or up on a lift cleaning the Commons windows.

Andrew Stange
Video Editor/Graphics Designer


Andrew has been on staff at Water's Edge since March of 2012. Andrew brings a creative perspective to the video and graphics that are used at Water's Edge. You can find Andrew down in Rolla, Missouri where he lives with his wife, Sarah and dog, Mohinder.

Water's Edge United Methodist Church

18732 Harbor Country Dr., New Buffalo, MI 49117 | (269) 469-1250