Who We Are

Fifteen years ago, we went through a season of re-definition. We focused on developing ministries that touched students. The success of that transition led us to a place where numerous students stayed, got married and began families. We continue to reach students but are also walking through what it means to effectively minister to young marrieds, parents and children.

Knowing God is important to us. This is a place to learn and grow within a loving community. Each year, we send out students that have discovered the reality of God’s love for them and His involvement in their destiny.



Pastors John and Char Tuttle

John Tuttle has been pastor of Water Edge for fifteen years and has been in ministry forty years; including time with Teen Challenge and three churches. He may be old, but does not remember the flood and has never shot a dinosaur. John and his wife char love each other and have been married 37 years. They have four grown children and seven grandkids. Both are passionate about ministry, teaching, counseling and hospitality. They enjoy taming forty acres of land, gardening, forestry, animals, building, and natural health.



Associate Pastor Charlie Holsworth

Charlie and his wife, Mary, reside in Marquette with their four children. He is VP of hospitality at Veridea Group in Marquette, MI. He also works with local foster agencies to recruit foster and adoptive families into the local system. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends.