Church of the Straits

Located in the heart of Mackinaw City, Michigan 
Traditional Worship at 10:30 a.m.
Nursery Care Provided
Church Calendar


Laurel Birk, Rose LaPointe, Judy Hurlburt, and Sharon Bonter preparing the Community Dinner which is delivered to shut-ins

Pastor Dave and wife Lisa

David grew up in Rudyard, Michigan, about 30 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge, where he managed the family farm for about 5 years. During this time David sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry, after which he completed his college education and began seminary. David was graduated from Taylor University in 1991 with a BA in Biblical studies. He received a Master of Divinity in 1995 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, outside of Chicago, IL. In 1997, David was ordained an Elder in the Detroit Annual Conference.

 Prior to being appointed to the Church of the Straits in 2006, David’s pastorates included Pleasant Grove UMC in Indiana, and Grace and Faithorn UMC’s,
both in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

 David is married to Lisa. They have three grown and married children and 4 grandchildren.

Secretary Judy and husband Jim

Judy has served as the church secretary since 2006.
Jim has served as custodian for the past few years.

Jim and Judy have a blended family of four grown children and four grandchildren.
Judy enjoys reading, knitting, watercolor painting and just about any craft imaginable!
Both Judy and Jim love to be outdoors, walk, take drives,
and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

Our new steel roof 2011

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