On Sunday, March 15, 1998, Benjamin H. Dorr was ordained in our sanctuary in the Service of Ordination of a Minister of the Word and Sacrement, Presbytery of Lake Michigan. Rev. Mark Ramsey and Rev. Larry Farris returned to take part in the ordination.
In 1999, part of the 35th Anniversary celebration included dedication of a new playground. Member Beverly J. Dodd, a seminary student, died in an auto accident on her way to seminary. On May 23, 1999, the congregation voted to begin a capital campaign for the purposes of paying off the mortgage and building an addition to our current facility.
In 2000, several church members took a trip to the Holy Land including a visit to the 10,000 year old city of Jericho.
In April 2001, Session dissolved the relationship with Rev. Janice West as she accepted the call to serve as head of staff at a church in Carbondale, IL. Three octaves of handbells were purchased in memory of Paul Shutt. Irene Shutt became bell choir director. In September, 2001, Tim Mejeur joined the Presbyterian Church of Okemos as a Seminary Intern. He served the congregation for about a year.
In 2003, ten members took a mission trip to Nicaragua. On August 24, 2003, Woong Sik Timothy Chon was installed as Associate Pastor.