Samuel Sanestin

Business Growth Program Manager

(616) 771-0338

samuel@grandrapids.org

About Me

Samuel was born in Grand Rapids and now resides in Wyoming, MI. He attended Hartland College in Rapidan, VA to pursue a degree in Pastoral Evangelism with a minor in health sciences. Following the completion of his degree, Samuel returned to Michigan and assumed the role of an Associate Pastor at the Wyoming Seventh-Day Adventist Church. During this period, he actively contributed to the community by also serving as a Refugee House Coordinator and Interim Program Director at Samaritas, assisting refugee youth from Latin America and Afghanistan. Making a transition from social work to the financial services sector, Samuel took on the position of Director of Business Development at PLP Services. In this role, he worked closely with clients and financial advisors, offering support in the intricacies of retirement planning, marketing, and sales development. Samuel is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of the People; and has plans to obtain a Master of Business Administration degree as well.

Fun Facts:

  1. Samuel has a passion for staying active, whether it involves exploring downtown to immerse himself in new experiences with local businesses, taking nature walks at the Calvin Nature Preserve, or fearlessly navigating the outdoor field at TC Paintball.
  2. Favorite Chamber event or program: Leadership Lesson Breakfast