Matthew Glenn Fisher, 33, could also be put on probation for five years.
Fisher entered a no-contest plea at a hearing Monday afternoon in Ottawa County Circuit Court. A charge of second-degree child abuse was dropped in exchange for the plea, Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Frantz said.
Grand Haven police said the 3-year-old daughter of Fisher’s girlfriend suffered a broken leg in an incident that led to the charges. Court documents say Fisher caused “serious physical harm to a child by using unreasonable force on the child’s leg.”
Fisher was a youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven for several years, but had left employment there a couple of years ago.
Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said the case was not associated with the man’s former employment at the church.