Our Staff

Pastoral Staff
Rev. Pete Dahlem

Lead Pastor (Ann Arbor) - pete.dahlem@hmcc.net
Global Leadership Team Member

Pastor Pete joined HMCC after receiving Christ through a LIFE Group in January 2000. Since then, he has led LIFE Groups and ministry teams, and also served as a church coordinator and director of programming. Pastor Pete met his wife Gina at HMCC, and they were married in August 2010. They welcomed their son Nicholas in July 2011. Pastor Pete served as associate pastor of HMCC of Ann Arbor for 9 years before stepping into the lead pastor role in 2015.

While serving at HMCC, Pastor Pete has developed a passion for teaching, discipleship, and building a transcultural/multi-ethnic church. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in philosophy in 2003, and worked for U of M for 5 years as a web developer before serving full-time at HMCC. Pastor Pete has a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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Pastor Rebi Varghese

Assistant Pastor (Ann Arbor) - rebi.varghese@hmcc.net

Rebi Varghese joined HMCC the fall of 1999 as a junior at the University of Michigan. He graduated with a BSE in Computer Engineering in 2002. Since then he’s stayed in Ann Arbor, serving the church in many different roles in both the campus and community ministries. He has been working at the university as a desktop support specialist for over 10 years. In his free time, Rebi enjoys going to the gym and rooting on the Detroit sports teams!

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Pastor Joshua Yang

Assistant Pastor (Ann Arbor) - joshua.yang@hmcc.net

Pastor Josh joined the HMCC family in 2006 as a freshman at Northwestern University, where HMCC planted its first church plant. It was here that God grew Pastor Josh's heart for the local church as he served as a coordinator, LIFE group leader, and worship leader, and in 2011, Pastor Josh first received his calling to pastoral ministry. In 2015, Pastor Josh moved up to Ann Arbor, and after a few years of healing, repentance, and receiving counsel, rejoined the HMCC staff as an assistant pastor in Ann Arbor.

Pastor Josh graduated in 2009 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and also works as an Implementation Engineer for a company in Ann Arbor. He has a passion to see people fully understand God's love for them, and to experience Him deeply daily and in corporate worship. His lesser passions include professional wrestling, cooking meat, and perfecting his chili recipe.

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Pastor Tou Fue Thao

Assistant Pastor (Ann Arbor) - toufue.thao@hmcc.net

Pastor Tou Fue has been a member of the HMCC family since his freshman year at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a B.A. in History and obtained a Master's degree in Education. Over the years, Pastor Tou Fue has served as a LIFE group leader, a ministry team leader, and a coordinator, and also was part of the church plant team that started HMCC of Austin.

Through the years of serving at HMCC of Austin, God began to specifically stir in Pastor Tou Fue's heart a desire to be part of another church plant in the near future. Therefore, in September 2017, Pastor Tou Fue returned to HMCC of Ann Arbor specifically with the intention of beginning a church-planting residency. He is currently serving as a Pastor in HMCC of Ann Arbor, as well as taking seminary classes, in preparation of when God will call him to go.

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Preciosa Choi

Part-time Staff (Ann Arbor) - preciosa.choi@hmcc.net

Preciosa Choi has been a member of HMCC since her freshman year at the University of Michigan. She graduated with a B.A. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science and a B.S. in Nursing. During her college years, God transformed Preciosa's life through her involvement in the church's campus and counseling ministries. In 2016, Preciosa joined as part-time staff to stregthen her passion for leadership development and the women's ministry here at HMCC. She continues to serve as campus ministry leader and a church coordinator while working as a registered nurse at the University of Michigan Hospital. During her free time, Preciosa enjoys honing in on her cooking/baking skills and adventuring to new places.

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Erica Leung

Staff (Ann Arbor) - erica.leung@hmcc.net

Erica first joined HMCC as a freshman at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2008, and became part of the international student Global Access ministry. Although she had grown up in a Christian family, it wasn't until she joined HMCC that she really powerfully and personally encountered God, deeply experienced his healing love, and ultimately committed to a life of building his kingdom instead of her own. After graduation, Erica stayed in Ann Arbor to continue serving as a leader in Global Access, while also working first as a barista at Starbucks, and later as a paralegal in an immigration law firm. In January of 2017, Erica joined HMCC as a full-time staff member to meet the executive, administrative and event-planning needs of the church, and she is excited to see where God will lead HMCC in this season. In her free time, Erica enjoys exploring all the coffee shops of Ann Arbor in search of the best soy latte and cold-brew coffee in town, and hanging out with friends.