MEET OUR STAFF
Fuel Cafe & Playscape Manager
Kristi Seog is our awesome Fuel Cafe manager. She welcomes new families to our cafe and playscape every week, and has created a great community among the people who visit us . She is married to Todd and together they have three daughters, a son, and two dogs. She also serves as one of our lead greeters on Sundays. Kristi loves the Rocky franchise and sending memes.
Little Sparks Director
Carrie Cogswell grew up just outside of Nashville, TN, but has lived in the Metro Detroit area most of her adult life. Carrie now lives in Redford with her husband, Mac, mother in law, daughter, 3 grandkids, dog, cat and bunny. Along with Carrie's love for God and our church, she is happiest caring for all of God's children especially the little ones. Her interest includes nurturing and showing God's love, time with family and friends, Friday night game nights, being outside and visiting lighthouses.
Jodi Fabian is the children's ministry director for Ikids at Ignition Church. Jodi is also the mother of four kids, a preschool teacher and avid facebooker. She is passionate about empowering families to grow in their faith together and reach out to their communities. She dreams about things like community gardens, developing multigenerational classes and eating mint chocolate chip ice cream while reading a good book.
Paul Rice is one of the leaders of Fuse, the junior high and high school ministry at Ignition Church. He currently lives in Redford with his wife Kristle and their "creatures" (a cat and 2 rabbits). Paul is passionate about apologetics, discipleship, and sharing about God's transforming Grace. He believes that young people in the church should be equipped to better navigate college and other settings that are so often hostile toward the Gospel. He loves U of M football (GO BLUE!), the beach in Harrisville MI, and almost any game you are willing to play with him. He also might show you a card trick if you
Kristle Rice is one of the leaders of Fuse, the junior high and high school ministry at Ignition Church. She currently lives in Redford with her husband Paul and their "fluffy children": Casper (a Siamese cat), Artemis (a mini Rex rabbit), and Percival (a Holland Lop rabbit). Kristle has a heart for helping others, with focuses on discipleship, and worship. Paul thinks Kristle is a great listener, who has a gift for seeing the best in people and encouraging people through hardship. She is especially passionate about what God's word says about our identity in Christ, believing it to be foundational in our efforts to live out the Gospel in everyday life. She also gets excited about sci-fi, baking cakes, and all
Jared is the Worship Director at Ignition Church. Music has always been a passion of his ever since learning the ukulele in the 7th grade on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Now, he's using those gifts to help educate the Body of Christ in what it means to "worship the Father in spirit and truth" (John 4:23-24). Having visited Port Huron on a youth missions trip in high school, Jared had always hoped to one day live in Michigan. Now that they've settled in Detroit Metro, Jared, his beautiful wife, and their daughter enjoy pokemon hunting, gardening, watching anime, and playing in the snow
Mike is the lead pastor and teacher at Ignition Church. Mke has a passion for serving others, and helping people connect God's word to everyday life. Mike and his wife Jodi live in Livonia and have 4 great kids who stay very active. During his free time, Mike enjoys lifting weights, playing video games, and reading comics. As a Metro-Detroit native, Mike grew up drinking the Detroit Lions Kool-aid and is a die hard Michigan Wolverine fan.
Director of Arts
Jill Crandell is the Director of Arts and Administration at Ignition Church. This is a fancy title to say that she is part secretary, part graphic designer. Jill is a firm believer in the power of the local church to make a big impact for the kingdom of God. She is constantly looking for new and better ways to help people meet Jesus and to equip the church to share Jesus with those around them. Jill lives in Livonia with her husband, Pat, their 2 crazy boys, and 2 cats. Along with her love of God and the church, she is a huge nerd who gets very excited at the mention of Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, comics, fantasy authors (Brandon Sanderson!), knitting, video games and other such geekery.
Erin is the Campus Director at Ignition Church. She's lived in Metro-Detroit her entire life, and currently lives in Livonia with her husband Nick and their two kids. Erin talks too much, and loves meeting new people and welcoming them to the church. She feels strongly that the church should be a welcoming place where people of all backgrounds can come to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus. She loves: trying new restaurants, Anne of Green Gables, Gilmore Girls, scheming about Disney World trips, and nights when her kids are asleep before 8.