On January 1, 2017 Pastor Brett Spalding became the new Pastor of Community Church. Pastor Spalding has served in ministry for 12 years; receiving his call to ministry after a 23 year career in sales and marketing. Pastor Brett most recently served as the Interim Minister at First Christian Church in Cadillac and the six years prior as Senior Pastor at First Christian Church in Traverse City.
Pastor Brett and his high school sweetheart Kathy have been married 33 years. They have two children Kristen Lorenz (husband Jason) and Patrick and two grandchildren Emmy and Clay. Kathy is a newly retired Band Director and Math teacher from Bear Lake Schools. Kathy has a deep love of worship and music ministry. When not spoiling her grandchildren, Kathy leads the Salt City Dixie/Jazz Band and volunteers as a tour guide with the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and officiates middle and high school volleyball.
Pastor Brett received his Masters of Divinity in 2009 from Western Theological Seminary in Holland and was Ordained to ministry that same year. Pastor Brett is currently active in with a group of northwest Michigan pastors who are training in intentional evangelism. Pastor Brett recently served as a volunteer and board member at Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse and as a volunteer for Safe Harbor in Traverse City. Pastor Brett is also completing his 36th season as a high school sports official. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and golfing.