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This church does not require you to affirm

to a specific creed to be a member. 

In essentials, we treasure unity; in other things we treasure diversity;

and in everything we practice charity.


A Message


The Reverend Dr. Barbara Edema has been a pastor for over twenty-four years. She has served churches in the RCA, UCC, and the PCUSA.

She received her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. She is the mother of Elise, Lauren, Alana, and Wesley; and stepmother to Becky (and John), Todd (and Alli), and step-grandma to Mason, Addie, Sammy, and Matthew.

She is the author of the “Pastor Maggie Series” ( and enjoys writing about small town parish life and ministry.

Barb lives in DeWitt, Michigan with her husband, Dr. Doug Edema, and an assortment of rescue cats.


Bridge Pastor Barbara Edema



What We Believe

Following Jesus, our mission is to serve God by building an inclusive community where uplifting worship and relevant messages deepen spirituality and inspire acts of justice,

service, and compassion.

Common Questions

We have a vast array of programs for you and your family to get involved in or serve with. 

We have a wide range of faith formation activities, chances to give back to the community, and a variety of ways to celebrate

friendship and fellowship.

Worship & Music

 Our weekly worship service is Spritual, Relevant, Uplifting, and Inclusive. Our worship spreads God's love and compassion out to the world through us.