Community Presbyterian Church




Rev. Jonathan Landry Cruse

Teaching Elder

Pastor Cruse is a native of Central Pennsylvania, where he grew up in home that loved sports, movies, and Reformed theology. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied film for a time, before graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies and English. Shortly after graduation, he married his lovely wife, Kerri Ann, and the two immediately headed for San Diego for Jonathan to earn his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California. They are enjoying life in Michigan thus far, and have their hands full with Obadiah, their Australian Shepherd puppy.

Beyond his greatest passion, which is preaching Christ from all of Scripture, Pastor Cruse is also interested in all things related to worship. He is a published hymn author and his works can be viewed at


Charles yBema

Ruling Elder

Charles Ybema was born into the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA) and catechized with the Heidelberg Catechism, joined the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) in 2000, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) in 2004, and has been a Ruling Elder since 2010.  He is married, has three children, and enjoys coaching youth sports, reading economics and singing tenor parts during congregational singing.

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6