Meet our leaders

  • Ricardo Arredondo - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Ricardo has been a part of The Well (then Metro Tab) since he was in the youth group in 1998. He has a desire to see people reach their full potential in Christ and a deep passion for the people of Mount Clemens.He became the lead pastor at The Well in 2014. He and his wife, Emily, have been married since 2007 have 4 handsome sons, two beautiful daughters and are often found with a cup of coffee in hand. 

  • Amber Sultes - Associate Pastor

    Pastor Amber has been a part of the The Well community and its roots since 1995. Her and her husband Martin (who serves on the deacon board), met and were married at The Well in 2003. She studied at North Central University in Minneapolis and has a BA in International Relief and Development and is also certified in Teaching English as a Second Language. Pastor Amber became an Associate Pastor at The Well in 2015. She enjoys networking the special needs and the international community in our area with the church. 

  • Raul Arredondo III - Worship Director

    Raul has been a part of The Well since attending youth group with his brother, Ricardo, in 1998. It was during a worship service that Raul came to know the Lord. This ignited a passion in him to learn and lead others to God through worship. Raul desires to see people enter the presence of the Lord and live a lifestyle of worship unto Him. He became the Worship Director in 2008. He has participated in Worship U's online courses through Bethel Church in Redding, CA. He met his wife, Alyssa, at The Well and they were married in 2009. Raul and Alyssa reside in Warren with their two children. 

  • Paul Sheppard - Youth Pastoral Intern

    Paul & Jennifer Sheppard joined The Well team in November 2017. They also have been a part of ministry in The Well's roots for many, many years. Jennifer actually grew up in that church and her and Paul met as youth leaders. Feeling a call to Youth ministry, Paul is pursuing his credentials with the Assemblies of God through MISOM.


    Ryan and Shelly Defauw took on Hydro Kids ministry January 2019. These fearless, fun leaders have a big heart for children and it shows! They have been a part of The Well's ministry (and Shelly, it's roots) for many years. Ryan and Shelly have been married 8 years and have 3(+) children.


    The Deacons along with the Lead Pastor serve as the Official Board of The Well.

    Ricardo Arredondo (Lead Pastor)

    Derek Gutierrez (Deacon/ Secretary)

    Martin Sultes (Deacon/ Treasurer)

    Don Gross (Deacon)

    The Deacons function under the leadership of the Pastor. They are to assist the Pastor and make themselves available for advice and counsel. They serve for the good of the church and handle the routine and administrative business of the church as directed by the Pastor, except in matters otherwise specified in the Bylaws.

To be a community of people whose lives have been redeemed by God's love and share that love with others to transform and restore broken lives to wholeness.