Pastor Michelle Vallier

Phone:  231-329-5483

Pastor Michelle is excited to begin serving Cedar Springs UMC. She comes to ministry from over twenty years as a professional violinist and teacher, most recently in the Muskegon area, performing with the West Michigan Symphony, giving various solo and chamber music concerts, and teaching private lessons. She further developed her love of leadership and public speaking as Chair of the Dalton Township Planning Commission. 

A lifelong United Methodist originally from Kansas, Pastor Michelle spent several years in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Arizona (while pursing degrees in music), before moving to Michigan in 2013. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin, and is working toward a Master of Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 

She enjoys living in the woods, close to Lake Michigan, with her daughter Sage and their three cats. When not working, studying, or parenting, Pastor Michelle loves to cook, garden, and do home renovation and landscaping projects




Ministry Assistant – Jennifer August

Phone:  616-696-1140
Jennifer joined our staff in 2016. She anchors the daily business of the church through the office and serves as the first point of connection for the church family. Jennifer has a background in I.T. and office management and brings over 25 years of related experience.


Treasurer – Lori Graham

Phone:  616-696-1140
Lori joined our staff in March of 2021. She brings a strong financial background to our church along with years of experience in a church environment.
Nursery Care Leader & Custodian – Robin Kribbet
Robin joined our Cedar Springs UMC staff in 2014.  She enjoys camping and sprending time with her grandchildren.