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Mosaic Staff & Leadership

Hannah Kiemel
Volunteer Director & Kids Ministry Director

You can find Hannah running around church on Sunday mornings ensuring everything is organized and in its place. Hannah grew up in the church and has spent many years volunteering for children’s ministry, guiding high schoolers through youth group, and leading women’s bible studies. She enjoys seeing how God works in peoples lives at any stage. When she is not working with her interior design clients, she loves exploring cities with her husband, baking or cooking in the kitchen, spending time with family and getting outside to play sports!

Joel Strickland
Finance Director, Leadership Team

Joel graduated from Cornerstone University and has over 12 years of ministry experience as a pastor. In his 12 years Joel has run a student ministry, overseen a campus, and finished his time as an executive pastor overseeing the growth of the staff at a 4-campus multi-site church. Currently, Joel is a sales manager at an IT company in Grand Rapids where he and his wife Crystal live. They have two boys and enjoy spending their time on the lake in the summer and going anywhere warm in the winter!

LaRonda Hanson
Worship Leader

LaRonda began singing in the church choir at Queen Esther Baptist Church in Muskegon at the age of 7. She soon realized that God had anointed her to sing praises unto the Lord, and worship became an integral part of her existence. LaRonda was one of the founding members of Muskegon’s “Young Ambassadors For Christ,”. She has also been a member of many praise teams and choirs including: The Great Lakes Michigan Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, the Holy Trinity COGIC praise team, a select group that traveled with the Jurisdictional Bishop, singing around the country for many years. She is a member of the community choir “Brandon Davis & Victory in Praise” that recorded their first album in 2016, and most recently, the Kingdom Embassy Praise Team (KEPT). When LaRonda isn’t singing, she enjoys crafting, cooking/baking, fishing, gardening, spending time at the beach, shopping, and traveling with her two children.

Lucero Solis
Leadership Team

Lucero graduated from Cornerstone University in 2019 and teaches Math and Science at Potter’s House High School. Growing up as a pastor’s kid in Mexico, she witnessed firsthand the impact that intentional relationships in the church can have in the greater community of a city. Since moving to the United States at the age of 14, Lucero has come to see a need for multi-ethnic church communities that focus on racial reconciliation and seek transformation. Over the last five years, she has had the opportunity to serve as a youth group leader and small group leader. She has also loved building relationships with students and adults that have different experiences and to see the ways that God is molding each of us to build His kingdom here on earth.

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Mario Awator
Youth Pastor

Mario Awator was born and raised in Togo (West Africa). In 2013, he moved to the United States where he attended and graduated from Union High School in Grand Rapids. Mario started volunteering for Youth for Christ at Union where he was a volunteer leader for 2 years. In 2021, Mario joined Young Life as a Staff Associate and has been leading Young Life at the Potter's House Christian High School for the past 3 years. When not working, Mario enjoys playing soccer, working out, going on hikes and talking about the Bible. Mario is passionate about helping teens develop a personal relationship with God and finding their identity in who God created them to be!

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Noah Filipiak
Lead Pastor, Leadership Team

Noah is Mosaic's founding pastor and has 20+ years of pastoral experience. He is also the founder of New Humanity, a multi-ethnic church planting network that focuses on urban community development. He is a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of Beyond the Battle: A Man’s Guide to His Identity in Christ in an Oversexualized World and Needed Navigation: A Teen's Guide to His or Her Identity in Christ in a Sex and Porn-Filled World, blogs at, and hosts The Flip Side Podcast. He enjoys running, writing fiction, and hanging out with his wife Jen and their three daughters.

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