God supernaturally plants gifts in the souls of men and women he is saving. We want Anchor to be a place where those who have believed the gospel are free to bring glory to God through their gifts by encouraging one another to fight sin and take the gospel to Howell and the world.

The basic structure of leadership and service at Anchor is made up of elders, deacons, team-leads, and members. Anchor believes that the Bible calls the local church to be led by a plurality of male elders. We also believe that the church should be served by and serve through both male and female deacons. Both the elders and deacons are accountable to the members. The elders are to give their attention to the spiritual health of all the members, carrying out their ministry through preaching, prayer, vision casting, and decision making. The deacons are to serve the physical needs of the church and the community, with special attention given to the elderly, widows, and orphans. Team-leads direct and implement the vision of Anchor within their area of focus. Members disciple, counsel, and care for one another. The elders, deacons, and members all seek to use their gifts to encourage each other and spread the gospel throughout Howell and the world.

Eric Weinlander

Eric and his wife Rachel moved to Howell in 2016 as part of the core team planting Anchor. They have two children, Steven and Renee. 

Kelsey Sabol

Kelsey is the wife of Ken and mother of Sara and Calvin. Their family has been at Anchor since they moved to Fowlerville in 2020. Her primary work involves raising two energetic kiddos and managing the day to day activities in the home. Kelsey’s main focus as a deacon at Anchor is to pray, encourage,…

Rachel Weinlander

Rachel and her husband Eric moved to Howell in 2015 as part of the core team to help plant Anchor Church. They have two children, Steven and Renee. Rachel also works as a Loan Officer for MSU Federal Credit Union. When her children asked what being a Deacon means, she said that she loves and…

Tony Pyle

Tony serves as a pastor at Riverview Church, the main sending church of Anchor, in Lansing MI.