Doxa Staff and Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Doxa is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Kyle Bushre

    lead pastor

    Kyle began working with a dedicated team to plant Doxa Church in May 2015. God has developed the Doxa community in amazing ways. If you’d like to learn more or get involved, feel free to contact him at kbushre@doxadetroit.org. He’ll be glad to buy you a cup of coffee and tell you all about it. Kyle holds degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div. Th.M.), and Cornerstone University (B.S.) Kyle and Rachel have been married 18 years and have two great kids, Samuel and Alethea.

  • William Hefenieder
    Elder


  • Denny johnson

    elder

    Denny and Laurie, his wife of 42 years, started attending Doxa in the fall of 2017. Prior to that he had served in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years. Denny is ordained in the EFCA, has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University and an M.A. in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He enjoys bicycling, motorcycling, shooting and grilling. His passion for ministry is discipling and equipping adults of all ages for effective ministry.

  • larry Zink

    elder

    Larry and his wife Gloria were married in 1957; they have three married daughters, six grandchildren, five of whom are married and seven great grandchildren. They have lived in Shelby Twp since 1974. Larry graduated from GMI with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked his entire career with GM/EDS retiring in 1995.  Larry and Gloria attended Christ Community Church in Rochester for 33 years where he served as a elder/pastor for 22 of those years until the church was closed in 2017. They came to Doxa in November of 2017. Larry's personal interests include: scriptural study, golf, gardening and pastel painting.

  • Jon Blosser

    Director of Worship

    Jon and his wife Courtney were married in 2013 and have been blessed with two amazing children. Jon graduated from Grace Bible University in 2016 with a bachelors degree in music and biblical studies. He enjoys long conversations over many cups of coffee, wood working and music. Feel free to contact him at jblosser@doxadetroit.org

  • christine Gibson

    administrative assistant

    Christine is grateful to be part of the Doxa Church family, and enjoys assisting Pastor Kyle. She grew up in Troy and moved to Rochester Hills with husband Kevin in 1992. Before marrying, she spent six years as an Illustrator and exhibit designer for the US Army, and has illustrated children’s books and periodicals since 2000. Recently, Christine designed and managed Rochester College’s year-long Community Mural Project, installed June 2017, bringing the local community together to complete the first poly-tab mural in the state. She enjoys knowing God, making a home for her family, time in nature, bicycling the Clinton River Trail, and the incredible privilege of co-parenting five unique and wonderful children.   

  • Judi hefenieder

    deacon

    Born and raised in southern California, Judi has truly enjoyed Michigan's changing seasons for the past 27 years. Judi is married to Bill, with two children, a brand new son- in-law and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law.  Trusting Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 7, Judi understands the importance of teaching children God's Word. She works with dedicated teachers and helpers to facilitate Doxa's Children's Ministry in helping parents and guardians to disciple their children.

  • Kit Ilenich

    deacon


  • mark smith

    deacon

    Mark serves as the webmaster at Doxa. He grew up in a northwest suburb of Chicago and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois. Mark moved to the Detroit area in 1994 to work as an automotive engineer. He enjoys the great Bible-based teaching and fellowship at Doxa, plus the service opportunities that this church provides to glorify Christ. Mark has been married to Eunyi for 23 years and has two daughters, Claire and Holly.