Tim Helland, Pastor
Pastor Tim and Regina were married 30 years ago in 1989. In 1992 they started their journey together in ministry as youth pastors and for the next 23 years they worked with youth, young marrieds and directed family ministries.
During this time Regina was a public-school teacher and Pastor Tim went back to school for a master’s degree in Theology. Tim and Regina have two sons, Leif a doctor at Harvard in his residency in pathology and Andrew who is the Air Force serving our country.
Pastor Tim was working as a full-time minister until 2015 when they followed the call to launch Creekside Christian Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Creekside started in a conference room in a local hotel and moved to 925 E. Auburn Road on Easter of 2016.
Pastor Tim and Regina love the work the Lord has led them to and the congregation at Creekside. They are thrilled to see God working in Creekside and to be settling into our new church home at 1892 E. Auburn Rd. They are looking forward to many more years of ministry at Creekside and the opportunity to serve with the people in our community.
Doug Kaherl, Associate Pastor
Doug Kaherl, a founding member and Associate Pastor of Creekside Christian Church assisted in the opening of Creekside in December of 2014 along with Pastor Tim Helland. Pastor Doug is an integral part of the preaching and teaching at Creekside. He also currently serves as Trustee, Secretary, and Treasure and, as the church’s business manager, attends to the many business and administrative details.
A lifelong church attender, he accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age. After studying at the Bible Institute in 1993-94, he began his years teaching adult bible classes and assisting in adult catechism.
With 26 years of ministerial experience, Pastor Doug’s service to people of all ages in the church is extensive. Being and an ordained chaplain, he has volunteered as a First Responder, as well as serving in local hospitals. Pastor Doug officiates weddings and funerals and is qualified as a crisis interventionist.
Pastor Doug grew up in the town of New Baltimore, Michigan where he entered the U.S. Army, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam in 69-70. He returned to this area to live and work in Macomb and Oakland counties.
In June 2010, Pastor Doug and Claire were married. They are blessed with a blended family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Claire has brought her unique strength and skills in planning, preparing, and decorating to Creekside. She is an amazing addition to the church as well as the body of Christ.