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Pastoral Staff

Rev. Carter Grimmett – Lead Pastor

Carter Mansfield Grimmett is the second child of 5 (4 boys, 1 girl). He is married to Toni Harper and has known her all of his life. Toni & her sister were the first children he knew outside of his family. Pastor Carter has 7 children - 4 girls, 3 boys, and 28 grandchildren with 3 great-grandchildren. In basic training, he served the U.S. Army and was awarded Ft. Polk, LA. “The American Spirit of Honor Medal”, by The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for outstanding basic training leadership for his “comrades in arms”. He is a Vietnam Veteran; serving in Military Intelligence Corps for the United States Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV) & Military Assistance, Command Vietnam(MACV). “The Big Red 1” Fort Riley, KS. and Detroit Chadsey H.S. and attended Tuskegee(Institute) University for Social Work. He received his Master's in Social Work at Wayne State University and Cooperative MDiv at Ecumenical Theology Se (Detroit). He attended Methodist Theological Seminary (Ohio), participated in the Detroit West District Leadership training program, and was the MLK Drum Major for Justice award recipient. Pastor Carter is an E.T.S. Co-recipient (partner) for the Outstanding Alumni in urban ministry award for the ministry program “Bridges”. He is trained as an advocate for parents of children with special education evaluation plans, trained in Family Mediation, and has 25 years of motivational speaking to youth and young adults, "How we view, and how we are viewed by others." Antiquarian of a variety of first edition books, primarily, but not exclusively of African-American poets and writers and collects rare comic books, coins, sports cards, and primarily, but not exclusively African American Art.

You can email Rev. Grimmett at cgrimmett@npumc.org

Rev. Monica William – Associate Pastor

Rev. Monica William is an ordained United Methodist clergywoman with 20 years of experience in leading churches to love God and love our neighbor. She has used her preaching and leadership skills to serve four churches, most recently the West Bloomfield United Methodist Church, and is currently the President of the West Bloomfield Clergy-Community Forum and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan, a historic United Methodist Campus Ministry.

She believes deeply in listening carefully, learning from our disagreements, and including all voices at the table, especially in polarized and divisive times. Rev. Monica helps the organizations she serves to move forward with vision and increased capacity to fulfill their missions and is available for preaching, weddings, funerals, consultation, and coaching. She also enjoys making music, running, outdoor adventures, playing games, and watching movies with her kids. She currently lives in West Bloomfield, MI with her three children, two cats, and countless household spiders.

You can email Rev. William at mwilliam@npumc.org

Program Directors


Kristen Trachet

Director of Children and Youth Ministries


Jack Chefan

Director of Music and Worship




Linda McDoniel

Administrative Assistant


Lauren Canary

Communications and Marketing



Carol Trost

Treasurer & Membership Secretary


Karl Heiss



Support Staff

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Cliff Donovan

Property Coordinator





Lauren Sundquist

Childcare Coordinator