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




Administrative Assistant – Allie Werbeskas

Allie joined our staff in January of 2022 and is a welcome addition to the church. She enjoys volunteering in her community, hiking with her family and trips to Fredrick Meijer Gardens.

Phone:  616-696-1140


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.
Custodian – Robin Kribbet
Robin joined our staff in 2014; she enjoys camping and spending time with her grandchildren.