Drayton Presbyterian Church is located in Berkley on Catalpa Drive, right next to Berkley High School.
Drayton Presbyterian Church
2119 Catalpa Drive
Berkley, MI 48072
Drayton Presbyterian Church shares space and ministry at this location with Cana Lutheran Church.
What makes Drayton Presbyterian
a bit different?
It’s about thinking
Members of this congregation don’t all think alike. Some are more liberal in their spiritual beliefs, others more conservative, and others in between. That’s true of political views, as well. What makes Drayton Presbyterian a bit different is that members of this congregation respect each other and actively accept these differences, knowing that Christ calls all of us to express the love of God by truly loving our neighbors.
There is also an understanding that questions and doubts arise as a natural part of faith. And so wherever you are spiritually, you are welcome to join this congregation in striving to serve God and neighbor with gratitude and humility.
It’s about partnership
As human beings we generally realize that we can accomplish more with the help of others than we can on our own. The same holds true for congregations. Drayton Presbyterian Church has entered into a unique partnership with Cana Lutheran Church. And both congregations have a third partner just down the street -- Greenfield Presbyterian Church. Drayton Presbyterian shares Cana Lutheran’s building. Each congregation has its own pastor and its own Sunday worship service. Both congregations share a lively time of fellowship in between the services and a combined Kids Rock children’s education time. In addition, all three congregations combine resources to offer youth-centered programs – STAGE Youth Ministry, Whirl Worship and Vacation Bible School – and often participate in each other’s outreach and mission projects. It’s a creative partnership that energizes everyone!
What we believe
We believe in a God of grace, who judges no one. God loves all people unconditionally
regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
and welcomes all people into God’s community of love.
We believe that we respond to God’s grace with deep gratitude, which inspires us to love God
with our whole being and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Drayton Presbyterian is a good place to make friends. Weekly we meet at 10:15, before the 11:00 worship service, to connect with one another and enjoy treats from baked goods to cheese and fruit. While the treats vary, coffee and connection are constant!
Further, we enjoy social events with each other as well as with our partners, Cana Lutheran and Greenfield Presbyterian. These events range from picnics and ice cream socials to dinner hosted in someone’s home or a candlelight tea hosted at the church.
Sharing food and time together is one of the ways we support each other in our individual experiences of faith. We are always open to new ideas.
For any upcoming social opportunities, please see Calendar.
Meet the Staff
The Rev. Dr. J. Scott Miller has been pastor of Drayton Presbyterian Church since December 2002. Prior to coming to Michigan, he served churches in Lincroft, NJ, and Elmira, NY. Scott is a gifted preacher and leader of worship. He is passionate about engaging all ages in worshipping God together. Scott believes in doing ministry with the people by equipping them to serve others in the name of Christ. Consequently, rather than being a pastor-centered congregation, Drayton Presbyterian is a healthy mission and ministry-centered congregation. Contact Scott
Director of Music Ministries
Alayna Young holds a graduate degree from Western Michigan University in organ performance and an undergraduate degree in piano performance from Northwestern State University. Alayna has worked as a professional church organist for more than fifteen years while also maintaining a private practice as a professional musician and teacher.
A practicing social worker, Matt Stoel has an honest and real approach to leading a youth group. He creates a welcoming space for all youth, encouraging them to build relationships and serve the community as they learn in non-traditional ways about how they can experience and share a Christ-like love in the world. Contact Matt
If you contact the Drayton Presbyterian Church office, Nicole Caso will most likely be the kind and friendly person who responds. Nicole has been the office administrator at Drayton Presbyterian for four years and will be happy to help. Contact Nicole