Mayflower Congregational Church - Lansing, MI

Mayflower Congregational Church - Staff


Pastor: Dr. Rick Martin

Secretary: Cozette Oxley

Music Director: Rachel Alexander

Education Director: Liz Canfield

Custodian: Dean Olsen

Prudential Council 2014

Lay Leader: William McHarris
Lay Leader-Elect: Ann McClelland
Lay Leader-Past: Jerry Fuller
Treasurer: Linda Wheeler
Financial Secretary: Laura Anderson
Trustee: Frank Wheeler
Trustee: Orilla McHarris
Trustee: Roger Kennedy
Trustee: Barbara Fuller
Deacon: Cozette Oxley
Deacon: Lois Ries
Deacon: Eugene Potts

Dr. Rick Martin:

Dr. Rick MartinDr. Donald R. "Rick" Martin is a licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor - Advance Certified with the National Christian Counselors Association. He has a Ph. D. in Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University (Shreveport, LA) and a Doctor of Divinity degree from the International Bible College and Seminary (Plymouth, FL). Rick is an ordained minister with Calvary Ministries International. He has been in the ministry since 1974, as a pastor in Michigan, indiana, and Florida, evangelist, Teen Challenge Director, Prison Chaplain for the State of Michigan D.O.C. and Pastoral Counselor.

In 1993, Rick became acquainted with Temperament Theology and the National Christian Counselors Association. Intrigued with Temperament Therapy as a Bible-based, Christ-centered therapeutic counseling disciple that provided actual answers and help for people in need of Christian/Pastoral counseling, Rick went on to finish his Ph.D. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Seeing the need for professional Christian counseling in the Charlotte, MI area (where he was a pastor at the time), he left the pastorate and in 1997 opened Jesus Is Lord Ministries, where he has been devoting his full time to providing professional Christian counseling using Temperament Therapy. He also provides Temperament seminars for churches, businesses, and other organizations, as well as guest speaking in area churches. This is how he became acquainted with Mayflower Church.

Cozette Oxley:
Cozette OxleyShe says Cozette (in French it means "little one”) is so hard to remember, she is called Coz or Cozy. She grew up in Caro, MI, and went to Delta College. She worked for the FBI in Washington, DC, and later moved to East Lansing and worked at LCC in the Death & Dying Counseling Program. She retired from the State of Michigan, Medical Services Administration as a Departmental Technician. She worked for 30 years in Medicaid and was the "voice" for the Medicaid 800 telephone numbers.

Her favorite things in life are her faith, family, and friends; and she loves to sing, travel, and help others. She enjoys her pets, Luci(cat)and Lil Lady (dog), God's little creatures of love. Growing up, she was in a very deep-seated Christian home of love and faith and learning that it is better to give than receive. She says her faith is very strong, and she loves to visit elderly church members as a Deacon of Mayflower Church. She says it is an honor and privilege to work here as the Secretary since August 2010.


Mrs. CMrs. Canfield, Education Director. Mrs. C heads up a fantastic Sunday School program for children of all ages. Classes are during worship times and offer a wide variety of educational opportunnites for kids.



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