MEET OUR TEAM

Mark Bennett

Mark is the founder and director of Real Life at Ferris state.  He has been in campus ministry for 30+ years in Iowa, Minnesota, Lithuania and Michigan.  He loves working with college students and helping them go deep in Jesus. He enjoys fishing, hunting and mechanics.

Berny Bennett

Berny has been in campus ministry for 26 years.  Her gift of mercy is a huge asset on our team! She loves discipling women and helping them grow in Christ.  She enjoys hiking, biking and quilting.  She is also a Certified Professional Life Coach, coaching women on the mission field.

Nick Loveberry

Nick is the day to day Operations Director of Real Life at FSU.  He has been with Real Life since 2016. He loves being a dad and discipling men to help them go deep in Christ. He also enjoys apologetics, theology and rock climbing. 

Kayla Loveberry

Kayla has been working with Real Life since 2012. Kayla loves to have students over for fun and influence them for Christ. She enjoys hanging out with friends, international students and spending time with her family. She keeps busy with her daughter Aliyah when she’s not doing things with students.

Chris Poiner

Chris is a graduate of Ferris State University.  In his free time he enjoys exploring everything and anything, taking pictures of everything and anything, playing guitar, and reading. His heart is to build-up and send-out well-equipped men, capable of pouring into the lives of others.

Alysha Poiner

Alysha attended Ferris for a couple years before graduating from Oakland University in 2020. She enjoys hiking with her husband, reading, and trying all of the local coffee shops. Her desire is to be able to walk along-side college women and speak truth into their lives.

Kelsey Hanson

Kelsey graduated from Real Life at FSU in 2018. She is passionate about encouraging women to find their true identity in the Lord. She spends her free time backpacking, mountain biking, and reading. Kelsey is also studying to earn her master’s degree in counseling.

Anna Hoppe

Anna graduated from Spring Arbor University in 2020 and felt the Lord calling her to ministry. She loves to play music and sports, as well as host people at her home. Her heart is to create a habit of worship for students and encourage them in their spiritual walks.