Brad MacLachlan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at the age of three, moved with his family to Spring Lake and became a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church. He was raised in Spring Lake and attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, and Spring Lake High School. He received the sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s, and was involved in youth group activities at the Parish throughout his schooling in the area. Brad attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. After attending college, living and working in Tennessee and then Kansas for a total of 15 years, Brad and his wife Mindy moved back to Spring Lake, and rejoined St. Patrick’s at that time. They have three children, Riley (9), Brady (6) and Annie (3). Brad is a Financial Advisor at Robert W. Baird in Grand Rapids where he has partnered with his father Jim since 2011. Brad volunteers his time with the Spring Lake Rotary Club and with the Grand Rapids Habitat for Humanity.