About The Pastor

The Ruse Family (October 2017)

Welcome!  Get to know Pastor Jon Ruse and his family.

I love Michigan, I was born and raised here in a Christian Home.  My dad has served faithfully in ministry his entire life and I hope to follow in His footsteps.  I grew up in Hamilton, MI.  I graduated from Cornerstone University in 2001 with a Bachelors in Religious Education and a Greek Minor.  This is also where I met my beautiful wife Katie.  We have been married now for 19 years.  I served as an Associate Pastor at Rothbury Community Church in Rothbury, MI for 8 years focusing on youth and children’s ministries.
Following God’s call to full-time missions our family moved to Missouri for Training where I graduated  with a Bachelors in DSC02469Intercultural Ministries.  We served as missionaries with NTM on the field of Papua New Guinea for 2 years primarily as Dorm Parents of Missionary Kids.  God surprised us with a 5th child through which He clearly lead us back to the States with a burden for pastoral ministry in the church.
After what seemed like a really long wait, but was clearly God’s perfect timing; I received a unanimous call and began serving as Pastor of Seneca Community Church in August of 2014.
I love the outdoors.  In my free time you will find me playing with my kids, repairing something, enjoying sports, or out hunting.  We are a warm and fun loving family.  My wife is a gifted teacher, musician, and stay at home mom.  She  home schools our youngest 3 children.  We love spending time with friends,  games, music, movies, dates, and an occasional good book. Our passion is to demonstrate our love for Jesus to our children, the church, and our community.
Our Kid’s (Old–>Young):  Ellaina, Benjamin, Katelyn, Chloe, & Jaden

2 thoughts on “About The Pastor”

  1. Good to connect with y’all again.we are still taking in our services using our laptop…thankful to be able to do so. Will check out your services . Praying for you and your ministry. Much love,. Jim and Mary Ann Ottman

  2. Hi Jim, Sorry it took so long. I don’t often check the comments on the website. So great to hear from you. I hope you were able to listen to a few of my messages and be encouraged through the word of God. May the Lord bless you and Mary Ann.

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