Pastor Bronoske is Senior Pastor of Spanaway Christian Center and has served the congregation in that capacity since its inception in 1983. Dr Bronoske is a native-born, life-long resident of the greater Pierce County area, having been born in Tacoma and raised in Lakewood. A 1967 graduate of Lakes High School, Dr Bronoske went on to receive his Associate of Arts and Science degree from Tacoma Community College in 1970. Having felt a call to ministry from his youth, in 1973 Dr Bronoske answered the call of the Lord and began ministry training under the tutelage of the Rev Linnis F Perry, Senior Pastor of Peace Assembly Church in Tacoma. Ordained in 1977, Dr Bronoske served Peace Assembly as Elder, Senior Teacher and the Administrator of Peace Assembly Christian School until 1983, when he and his family, along with a team of three other families were sent to begin the work that became Spanaway Christian Center.
Educationally, Dr Bronoske received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion (BAR) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degrees from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Tacoma, WA, and his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Bakke Graduate University of Ministry in Seattle, WA. Included in his academic accomplishments was an "Academic Excellence" award from Faith Seminary for "Superior Achievement at the Graduate Level."
Before retiring in 1999 - after twenty-five years of federal service - Dr Bronoske served as a Warranted Contracting Officer and Supervisory Contract Specialist for the U.S. General Services Administration in Auburn, WA. Along with supervising a unit of four professional contract specialists, Dr Bronoske supported both military and civilian agencies with the procurement of various supplies and services. At retirement he received the "Administrator's Exceptional Service Award" for his twenty-five years of dedicated service to the Federal Government and the American people.
Being involved within the broader Christian community - since 2007, Dr Bronoske has been a member of the faculty (Professor of Applied Theology & Pastoral Studies), and the Doctor of Ministry Program Director at Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma.
Dr Bronoske is married to Ginger - the former Virginia L Byrnes of Milton,WA - another Pierce County native and life-long resident. Ginger was born in Puyallup, graduated from Fife High School and received her Associate of Arts degree from Highline Community College in Federal Way, WA.
Bruce and Ginger's family includes three grown children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, three grandchildren, and Chanah (their AKC registered Rhodesian Ridgeback).
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
( left to right )
Dagmar & Randy Wilson, Marty & Robbin Johnson and Ginger & Bruce Bronoske, Sr (seated)
Helen & Tom Sheets (Elder Emeritus)
OUR CHURCH LEADERS
Bruce is the founding pastor of Spanaway Christian Center and has served as its Senior Pastor since its inception in 1983. Bruce's calling is pastoral, but his giftings includes teaching and administration. Beside pastoring SCC, Bruce is a member of the faculty of Faith Evangelical College & Seminary in Tacoma, WA, and the Doctor of Ministry Program Director.
Beside being Senior Pastor's wife and "First Lady" of the congregation (with all the responsibilities that go with it), Ginger is also a gifted teacher and talented administrator. But its her gifts of encouragement and wisdom that add a special dimension and insight to the various ministries at SCC.
Congregational Care Pastor
Marty and Robbin are originally from Michigan, but the Lord 'transplanted' them to the Tacoma area in order that they may be joined the team to SCC, after Marty served as Youth Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. A gifted preacher and teacher, Marty serves as First Associate and Congregational Care Pastors at SCC, but also continues to serve our youngest saints by overseeing our Children's Church ministry.
Robbin is also a gifted teacher and administrator who very much complements Marty's ministry. Robbin is also an encourager and enjoys one-on-one ministry with the women of SCC.
Randy is the Youth Pastor at SCC, and prior to his ordination as Elder, served the congregation of SCC as Senior Deacon. In their secular work, Randy and Dagmar are Postal Supervisors with the US Postal Service. By his long time faithfulness in the area of Youth Ministries and by his diligent work with the children and youth of SCC, Randy has proven himself to be a man of excellent character and diligence in the things of the Lord. Randy has an excellent word of exhortation and encouragement, which radiates from a life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ.
Dagmar has a gentle heart and spirit, and is active in various areas around the church including teaching and areas of administration. Both Randy and Dagmar add a special 'flare' to our house.