Bread of Life Lutheran Church

 Bread of Life is a growing church, and we welcome you into our life of worship and fellowship. As God’s people we embrace Jesus’ promise that those who come will never be hungry. We therefore strive to be a grace-filled, accepting people with a welcome to all because of God’s never ending love and faithfulness.

    At Bread of Life Lutheran Church, you’ll find jeans, suit and tie, slacks, or dress. All of them come with persons offering the warmth of welcome and community. And of course, the cross is always central. Bread of Life is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the ELCA cooperating congregation with Grand Valley State University.

    We invite you to come, worship, grow, and serve with us  and join us in “Being fed, feeding others.”

Proud member of the ELCA.

Our Mission

Being fed, feeding others so that all may know the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

Our Pastor

Kate Van Valkenburg

Pastor Kate Van Valkenburg accepted the call to lead Bread of Life Lutheran Church in June 2020.  She recently graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and is excited to join our community of faith.  She looks forward to exploring the ways we can grow the ministry identity of Bread of Life, engaging in spiritual practices for all ages that can enrich the community and our everyday lives.
Kate was ordained as a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Bread of Life Lutheran Church.

Our History

January 6, 1991

Our First Worship

January 6, 1991

Bread of Life began as a mission start of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with its first worship

January 11, 1998

Congregation Celebration

January 11, 1998

Official organization as a congregation was celebrated on January 11, 1998.

March 2003

Breaking Ground

March 2003

In March 2003 ground was broken for a church building at the corner of 36th and Baldwin in Hudsonville.

November 2, 2003


November 2, 2003

On November 2, 2003 we had the joy of dedicating our first permanent building. What a celebration