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Love God, Love People

Our Mission

Connecting everyday faith with everyday life.

Our Vision

To be a safe community sharing love and kindness to all

Our Faith

We believe God's boundless grace is freely given to all through Jesus Christ and shared in our life experiences.

Our Values

As God's people, we celebrate diversity with the help of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We value our differences and common humanity. In all we do, we strive to care for God's creation.


Meet the Team

 GENERAL CONTACT office@clcwyoming.org  |   Office Phone: 616-532-2774

Pastor Rob Schmidt


Cell 989-297-1611 OR Office ext.102

Tom DeGenarro

Youth Programming Coordinator

Office ext. 103

Nick Baas

Educational Ministry Coordinator

Office ext. 103

Amity Lantz-Trier

Administrative Assistant

Office ext. 101

Hal Overly


Office ext. 104

Marilyn Burgard

Emmy Rodriguez

Vocal Specialist & Choir Director

Office ext. 106

Diane Biser

Hand Bell Choir Director


Dan Johnson



Cell 616-644-5420

Suzanne Snider

Church Council President

Office ext. 105

Nikki Diaz


Cell 616-840-4786

Church Council

If you are looking to serve in a leadership role at Christ Lutheran Church, Church Council provides the opportunity to work with other members to help make decisions for the church and our ministries. The council is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and liaisons from the following committees: Education, Evangelism, Fellowship, Property, Mission Planning, Well-Being and Social Concerns, Youth and Family, and Worship, Music and Arts. The council also has a recording secretary who does not participate in voting.

2024 Council Members

  • President - Suzanne Snider
  • Vice President - Sue Scarf
  • Treasurer - Dean Crowell
  • Secretary - Linda Montgomery
  • Recording Secretary - Dave Harris
  • Evangelism Liaison - Sue Scarf
  • Fellowship Liaison - Linda Montgomery
  • Finance & Mission Support Liaison -
    Dean Crowell
  • HR Liaison - Suzanne Snider
  • Marketing - Jennifer Miller &
    John Waldmiller
  • Property Liaison - Terry Narber
  • Technology Liaison - Jennifer Miller
  • Well-Being and Social Concerns Liaison - Mona Leader
  • Worship, Music & Arts Liaison -
    John Waldmiller
  • Worship Technology -
    John Waldmiller
  • Youth & Family/ Education Liaison - Suzanne Snider

For more information about joining church council, email council@clcwyoming.org.

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What does it mean to be an ELCA Congregation?

You may hear us refer to ourselves as being part of the ELCA. What this means is that Christ Lutheran Church's congregation is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of about 4 million members who actively participate in God’s work in the world.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all.

As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.


We believe God calls each of us by name. Christ’s church is not ours to control, nor is it our job to sort, divide, categorize or exclude. Whenever we feel compelled to “draw the line” in our lives, we must acknowledge as Lutherans that Jesus always stands on both sides of that line.

Because we are grounded in God’s love and forgiveness, we are equipped to live and serve here and now, in the world, with all its complexities, tensions and ambiguities. We have the courage to explore the world as saints and sinners, knowing we will never take God somewhere God has not already been.

The “Yes” of Jesus Christ compels and empowers us to be open and accessible within any community, within any context.

We don’t have to do it alone, and we don’t have to do everything. Each of us has a unique story, and we are part of a larger story that makes up the ELCA. We work through our congregations, synods and partners, and the churchwide organization. Together, we achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do otherwise.

We do God’s work in the world — restoring and reconciling communities. We pursue justice and seek peace no matter how long the journey or wide the chasm.

Our faith calls us to see the world as interdependent. The ELCA has become a force for connection, working across denominations, faiths, organizations and sectors, locally and globally. We’re a welcome partner because we respect the perspectives and strengths of others and share a common vision to uphold human dignity.

“Our faith is a living, busy, active, mighty thing,” said Martin Luther. We continually strive for a deeper understanding of what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means for the world. Doing so puts us right where God wants us to be: in the thick of life.

Our roots are in Scripture, tradition and the Lutheran Confessions, as well as in the vibrant communities and rich histories of our congregations. These roots are an ongoing source of nourishment; they enable us to be a church, guided by the Holy Spirit, that is both resilient and always being reformed.

You can dig deeper into the ELCA church, its' beliefs, history, current news, resources and more at by visiting the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's website.

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