About Us

About Us

About Us

Who We Are

We are a prayerful, open, and accepting community who strives to walk in the steps of Barnabas, our patron saint. Known for his deep faith and kindness of heart, he was among the first to welcome all people into the Church, regardless of culture or nationality.

We take seriously our baptismal promise to: Proclaim the Good News of God in Christ by word and example, seek and serve Christ in all persons, advocate for social justice, and respect the dignity of every human being. And we are optimistic enough to believe we can make a difference!

Located at 929 East Centre Avenue in Portage, Michigan, Sunday worship begins at 10:00 am. We look forward to meeting you. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.


  • The Rev. Mike Wood, Priest in Charge
  • Mark Littel, Senior Warden
  • Adam Gifford, Junior Warden
  • Michelle Fakler,¬† Clerk of the Vestry
  • Helen Holport, Vestry Member
  • Karen Spencer, Vestry Member
  • Mark Geib, Treasurer
  • ¬†Judy Hanna, Assistant to the Treasurer


Roger Richard, Music Director

Our Wider Christian Community

St. Barnabas is part of:
The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan
The Episcopal Church
The Worldwide Anglican Communion
The Episcopal Church is in full communion with these churches (click to view)