Our coffee with the Chair is a casual event where all fellow Republicans can talk about important issues while enjoying some coffee and donuts.
Join us to hear the Chairman's Report from John Schaut.
Guest Speaker Liberty Pastor Austin Kreutz
"The Sanctity of Marriage and Human Life"
West Michigan Liberty Pastor Austin Kreutz became a Christian during his college experience and was active in campus ministry. He married his college sweetheart, had two sons, and they have enjoyed 48 years together. In those early years, he answered a call to ministry.
For more than forty years, he has been teaching life applications from God's word, Natural Law Theory, as well as the United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights and History. As an ordained minister he has pastored churches in Michigan and New York as well as internationally.
Austin is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary and was the director of Albany Area Biblical Counseling. Currently, he serves as the Pastor at Restoration Christian Community in Allegan Michigan. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, The Thomas Torrance Fellowship and President of the Bonhoeffer Form for Church and Culture.
Keynote Speaker Michael Markey, 3rd Congressional District Candidate
Michael Markey was born and raised in Michigan. He started his first business–-a claw machine at a local restaurant– when he was just 14 years old. The success of his early business ventures and a Baseball scholarship helped pay Michael’s way through college. He earned a BA in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and has a master's degree from Harvard University.
During the worst financial crisis of our lifetimes, Michael started Legacy Financial Network of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Legacy Financial has been incredibly successful and has received accolades and praise across the country.
Michael and his beautiful wife, Vanessa, live in Grand Haven with their three children, and together, they've built a financial business that has served thousands of families with multiple locations in Michigan and South Carolina. Jesus Christ is Lord in the Markey family, and they split time between St. Marys Catholic Church in Spring Lake and Community Reformed Church in Zeeland.
Michael was the first candidate to be endorsed for Congress in this district, and he currently leads in small dollar donations and overall fundraising. Michael has been a conservative voice nationally with op-eds published by Fox News, Newsweek, the Daily Caller, Newsmax and most recently the Washington Times, on December 13th, outlining his unique reform to social security which makes the program more attractive and more solvent.
He was the first known Republican to announce plans to challenge wicked Hillary Scholten. He says that he is the disruptor who will stand up to the Washington status quo with his bold ideas to address inflation and usher in an era of energy independence.
1751 28th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
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