Robyn Marcotte has joined the Ward Church staff as the Director of Strategic Alignment. Robyn will oversee the strategic planning process and help translate the plan into staff operations. This part-time role was created to fill some of duties formerly covered by the Executive Pastor, Tyler Groff. Robyn will continue to lead her own company, Aha! Leadership, an organization she launched in 2008 to help companies and organizations create cultures that achieve results. Robyn has served as a trainer and coach for leadership teams in a wide variety of industries and nonprofits.
Before launching her company in 2008, Robyn spent 20 years in the corporate world, 18 years at Valassis and two years with ePrize. In each situation, she was skilled at evaluating the situation and creating a structure perfectly suited to achieve the desired results. At ePrize, Robyn was appointed the Senior Vice President of Talent. In 2007, she was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of “Michigan’s Most Influential Women” and she took home the “Best Executive – Stevie Award for Women in Business.”
Robyn and her husband, Gordy, came to faith at Ward Church in 2001. A co-worker invited Robyn to attend worship. It was, later, as part of a Ward small group, that Robyn and Gordy came to understand who Jesus was and what it meant to place saving faith in Him. Robyn and Gordy became members of Ward and have volunteered in a variety of roles. Robyn has led guest service teams, women’s studies, and small groups. She has participated in local and international short-term mission trips. She launched and continues to lead our annual school-supply backpack drive. Gordy has served on the tech team and has helped produce many of our small group curriculum videos. Gordy and Robyn live in Northville and have two adult children.
Join us in warmly welcoming Robyn!