Speaker: Superintendent Bruce Rhodes, Southern Michigan Conference FMC Bruce is a graduate of Spring Arbor College where he met his sweetheart, Jerilynn. After graduation in 1982, they were married and moved to Wilmore, Kentucky to enroll in Asbury Theological Seminary. After earning his M.Div. Bruce began serving in the Southern Michigan Conference churches in 2985. He served on staff at Chelsea and in the lead role at Garden City/Warren Road Light and Life, Kalamazoo and Ypsilanti before being elected to the office of Conference Superintendent in 2014. Bruce and Jerilynn have three children and three grandchildren. Together, the Rhodes also enjoy outdoor recreation including camping, fishing and hunting.