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Jeffrey Cummings

Lead Pastor

Jeff Cummings is the Pastor of Byron Center United Methodist Church. Jeff and his wife Bridget come to Byron Center from Galien, Michigan, where he was the pastor for four and a half years serving a two point charge at Galien and Olive Branch United Methodist Churches. Jeff’s education includes a B.S. in Communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a M.Div. from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. His education also includes a year of Christian Counseling at Ashland Seminary and Chaplaincy Residences at Med Central Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While completing his education at Ashland Theological Seminary he had the privilege of serving as the Congregational Care Minister for two years at Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland, Ohio. Jeff and Bridget have a passion for serving the Lord and feel blessed and eager to be serving here in Byron Center. Thanks for checking us out. Pastor Jeff hopes to meet you soon.

Come worship with us.

Pastor Jeff can be reached at the the church office. (616-878-1618)

Office Hours: Mon, Tues & Weds 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Pastor Jeff e-mail of:

Pastor’s cell – 269-588-9081

Parsonage Phone – 616-878-9739

Jessica Swaintson

Assistant Youth Director

Jessica is a long standing member of our Church who has grown to want to help lead the Youth. Jessica brings a youthful exuberance and understanding for our Youth. If you have any questions regarding Jessica or our Youth Program; feel free to call 616-878-1618 or e-mail Jessica in care of

Jan Spaanstra

Church Secretary

Jan is the backbone of BCUMC. If you have a question, she is the one to ask! Jan and her husband, Vic, have been members of BCUMC for many years.

Jan Spaanstra can be reached at the church office 616-878-1618 or by e-mail at:

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