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.  He has a heart to reach college students for Christ.  He loves fishing, photography and the outdoors.

Alysha Poiner

Alysha is attended Ferris in 2016.  She has a heart to impact college women for Christ.  She loves hiking, coffee shops and hanging out with friends.

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