Our coffee with the Chair is a casual event where all fellow Republicans can talk about important issues while enjoying some free coffee and donuts.
Join us to hear the Chairman's Report from John Schaut.
Guest Speaker Gina Johnsen
MI-78 District Representative Candidate
Rep. Gina Johnsen was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2022.
She represents the 78th District, which covers the townships of Lowell and Bowne, and the cities of Lowell and Alto in Kent County.
Johnsen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA.
Gina is a devout Christian and was the director of the Michigan House of Prayer for 12 years. She owns a small insurance business and spent 17 years of her career with Otsuka Pharmaceuticals as a program manager.
She is active in grassroots politics and in her community, having worked with human trafficking survivor support organization Sak Saum, as well as Crosswalk Teen Center, Forgotten Man Ministries, Protect Life MI, Hannah’s House for young expecting mothers, and Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center.
Keynote Speaker Ralph Rebandt
Pastor Ralph Rebandt was a candidate for Michigan Governor in the 2022 primary election. That platform provided him with a unique perspective on the election process and numerous opportunities to engage with the Michigan electorate and Michigan churches.
During the campaign he was known for highlighting America’s Christian heritage and bringing that discussion back into the public conversation. It has been stated that Michigan politics will never be the same because of his bold leadership to restore our Judeo-Christian values.
Having served as lead pastor for Oakland Hills Community Church for 35 years, he was involved in the development of three additional churches before retiring to run for governor.
Ralph presently serves on the Board of Governors for the Council for National Policy, Washington D.C., and as chaplain for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Southeastern Michigan Chiefs of Police, Farmington Hills Police Department, and Beverly Hills Police Department. He is actively involved in speaking engagements all around the state of Michigan in churches, at community events, and on law enforcement platforms.
After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education from Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Ralph earned a Master's Degree in Religious Education and M. Div. at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia where he graduated magna cum laude and acquired credits in the Ph.D. program. Ralph is passionate about serving his Savior, about America and her true history, about his beautiful state of Michigan, and adores his high school sweetheart Carol, to whom he has been married for 47 years, their four grown children and spouses, and will talk to you for hours about his 17 grandchildren.
1930 Leonard St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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