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 15 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 Missionary Training and graduated a year later 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 and was clear in leading us back to the States to pursue ministry as a Sr. Pastor.
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.
8 Point Ackley's (Oct 14,2013)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 who has chosen to be a stay at home mom and homeschool our children.  We love spending time with friends, playing games, music, movies, dates, and the occasional good book.  Our greatest passion is to demonstrate to our children and others a authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our Kid’s (oldest to youngest):  Ellaina, Benjamin, Katelyn, Chloe, and Jaden

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