Spruce Presbyterian Church has a long and rich tradition of being part of the community of Spruce Michigan. We were founded in 1888 as the First Presbyterian Church of Caledonia Township and we were the first Presbyterian Church in Alcona County. We have met with our own trials and tribulations, and with God’s help we have endured, persevered and overcome. Our original white clapboard building burned down in 1933, at that time our members, assisted by others in the community, built the main fieldstone structure that stands today. An entry and foyer were added in the 90’s matching our fieldstone structure.
We have been a staple in the Spruce community for over 100 years assisting, supporting, and working with other churches in the Alcona County region. Our slogan of “Feeding the Flock” are words we endeavor to emulate, as we continue to engage with our community in various ways. Our friendly and welcoming congregation look for ways to serve those in need as well as one another. We look forward to seeing you at Sunday morning service and enjoying a visit during the following coffee hour.
Rev. Kenneth Krause
Pastor Ken comes to us from Erie, Pennsylvania, where both of his parents still reside. He has one brother who also lives in Pennsylvania. He received his history degree from the University of Edinboro in PA. and attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He was ordained in October of 2016 and installed as a yoked pastor of both Spruce Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian in Harrisville in December of 2016. His faithful dog Elsa, is the official office dog and unofficial church greeter. Elsa accompanies Pastor Ken on some pastoral visits adding to the care as only a dog can. You can always visit our pastor during his office hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4.
Our Office Manager
Bonnie Nedwash is the Spruce Presbyterian Church Secretary. She handles all the office needs for the church including printing the bulletins and announcements, updating the church directory and ordering church supplies. If any church position or committee has a need she will try her best to accommodate. She is diligent about finding ways to be more efficient and effective.
Bonnie is a long time resident of Mikado. She is homeschooling her daughter. In what little free time she has left, she enjoys reading, taking long walks with her dogs and caring for her four chickens.
Exterior photos courtesy of Cindy Apsey "Crazy Lady Photography"