Hey there! I’m Justin Kolean and I am the Worship Director here at The Foundry. I have an amazing and loving Wife named Marcy and two very fun, energetic and spontaneous kids named Milaya and Pierson. Marcy and I met at the age of 14 while we were working at Dairy Queen and we’ve been together ever since! I was born and raised in Holland, MI and have been playing music since I can remember. I started out playing drums by banging on empty popcorn containers after I’d gather sticks from my backyard. I eventually got my first drum set around the age of 8. I played in a few bands through my teen years and served at my local church at 14 years old behind the kit. I learned guitar shortly after that and started writing songs as well. I eventually released my own solo album and played small events around the state before God navigated me to pursue His worship services instead of my own personal music endeavors. I served at Victory Point Ministries for most of my twenties before The Foundry came to existence. I then became very focused on plugging into VRC’s youth ministry “Vertigo” and leading The Foundry’s congregation in worship consistently on Saturday nights. It’s been so exciting to kick-start this church plant through VRC and be on mission for His kingdom in and through it.
My family really enjoys staying active and being outside anytime we get the chance with the exception of our winter months of course, that’s when we like to watch movies, play board games together, wrestle with our awesome dog Legend or play football in the house…yep, I make sure that’s allowed because I love sports. I also really enjoy boxing, weight lifting and running!
It’s been a blessing to assist in establishing our church for this community and we couldn’t be more excited for you to come by and see what we’re all about! It has been life changing to watch God work through Pastor Eric and all of our volunteers and leadership that always puts Christ at the center of their days and provide an energetic and vibrant way of living out the Gospel.
I love leading people in a Christ centered worship setting and letting His words speak truth through the lyrics and songs we sing. We can’t wait to meet you and hope you are encouraged each week just as we are here at The Foundry. My family has found a true home here and I know yours will too!