Pastor Michelle Vallier
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
Treasurer – Lori Graham