About Us


Lake City Christian Reformed Church began its first service in June 1954 with two families. Its present site was donated by the late Representative Engel, and the original building was purchased from Prosper Christian Reformed Church in 1957 and then moved to the current site. Because of growth, the main part of the church was built onto the existing building and completed in 1968. In 1978, a second addition was added again because of growth. Our current structure, which includes more additions throughout the years, was dedicated on February 25, 1996. We praise God for the years of growth and existence in our community. We pray for His continued blessings in the future.


We believe God is leading us to get in on a move of God that transforms the community and beyond!


…a transformed Lake City CRC who:

  • Is plugged into God’s power through prayer, with leaders and the congregation seeking God and following His direction in all matters.
  • Will be the church on the hill, the light of Christ, to the community through its biblical teaching and loving relationships
  • Will experience worship that engages their heart, brings glory to God and is relevant to their lives
  • Are showing boys and girls of all ages how to be even more passionate followers of Jesus than we are

…a transformed community where:

  • No child or family will go hungry
  • People, whose lives are filled with pain and brokenness, will find restoration through Christ-centered ministries of hope and healing
  • Every elementary, middle and high-school student who wants a mentor will have one
  • Non-profits will partner together to build and strengthen families, churches, schools and the community

…a transformed Missaukee County and beyond where:

  • Out-of-the-area vacationers will come for a weekend and leave with eternity
  • Lake City and Missaukee County will be known as a community that has experienced spiritual revival and whose love for Christ has led to increasing numbers of people and families who are thriving
  • Lake City CRC will partner with global churches to transform communities abroad


Together, transforming lives for eternity.

As a family of the forgiven, we will bring the hope of Christ to the community by meeting needs, seeking those far from God, restoring the broken, partnering with others, and discipling followers of Jesus to become life-giving servants in our world.


We believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit

God is the Creator of the universe who sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to take the penalty of our sins because He loves us.

Jesus Christ came to earth to die on the cross to pay for our sins.

The Holy Spirit works in our lives after we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior. Through the Holy Spirit we see our sin, acknowledge it, and ask for forgiveness.

Through the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, God speaks to us and teaches us how we should live.


Mical Pugh

Senior Pastor

Mical and his wife Jennifer are sold out followers of Jesus Christ who love the the church and its mission. They consider it a privilege to get in on a move of God that changes people's lives for eternity and brings hope and healing for today. Pastor Mical and Jennifer both have a vision for a transformed Lake City, Missaukee County, and beyond that increasingly reflects the love of Christ in tangible ways.
Mical serves as Lead Pastor of Lake City CRC and Jennifer as the Director of Kid's Hope and Backpacks for Kids. Mical is a Minister of the Word and Sacrament and graduate of Western Theological Seminary. He served churches in West Michigan and Florida before coming to Lake City CRC. After teaching high school English for 8 years, Jennifer served in churches in Virginia and West Michigan.
Mical and Jennifer love the outdoors. Mical enjoys hunting and sports, and Jennifer enjoys cooking and gardening.
Mical and Jennifer are in love with each other and their blended family of seven children, two son-in-laws, a daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

David Podsaid

Student Ministry Director

David joined the staff of Lake City CRC in August of 2017. He has 11 years of experience in youth ministry, and he has a passion to serve Christ and the desire to see future generations rise up and passionately serve Christ as well. His desire is to see these young generations build a faith on the foundation of Christ - a foundation that will last for eternity.
As the Youth Director for Lake City CRC, David ministers to both the middle-school and high school students of the greater Lake City community. David is currently finishing his Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary. Before coming to Lake City CRC he served in churches in eastern Tennessee and in Northern Michigan.
David and his wife Andrea prefer to spend their free time outdoors. David enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and any other sport that gets him outside. While Andrea prefers to leave the fishing pole behind to enjoy a good book on the beach. David and Andrea are just beginning their family - they have two beautiful daughters, Eliana and Gabriella.

Wendy Vrieze

Worship and Children's Ministry Director

Wendy has been a member of our church and participating in our praise teams since 1999. She came on staff as our Worship Director in 2005. She also continues to teach vocal and instrumental music at Cadillac Heritage Christian School in the afternoons, where she loves training the next generation of worshippers and worship leaders. She works hand-in-hand with our pastor and worship ministry teams in planning our Sunday services. She also directs our praise bands. She takes very seriously her role to create meaningful worship services, in order to help deepen people's relationship with God. Wendy is very passionately committed to each of the areas which God has called her, especially including being wife to Ross and mom to their six kids. Wendy feels very blessed, honored, and humbled to be used by God in each and every one of these areas. In her free time (Ha, ha!), she enjoys digital scrapbooking, cooking, and camping with her family. Please contact her if you have questions or are interested in serving in any of these areas

Claude Lydick

Facility Director

Claude has been a member of Lake City CRC since 2001 and came on staff in June of 2013 after retiring from Hostess Foods. As our Facility Director he maintains and cleans our facilities and is responsible for the overall operation and condition of the buildings and property

Andrea Shoaf

Administrative Assistant

Andrea is very excited to join the team at Lake City CRC. Having worked previously in church and ministry settings, she is looking forward using her gifts and talents to serve at LCCRC. Andrea and her husband, John, are new to the area. She has four young adult children, two son-in-laws, and one adorable grandbaby. When time allows, you will find her with a book in hand and a cup of coffee by her side.

Administrative Elders
Tim Kimbel
Craig Vredevoogd
Administrative Deacons
Justin Bartlett
Miguel Rivera
Shepherding Elders
Don Bode
Dennis Ellens
Dave Embertson
Casey Sigafoose
Care Deacons
Bill Cnossen
Brent Deller
John Hill
David Peterson
Aaron Stahl