Former youth leader charged with child abuse

A former youth leader at a local church faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of a second-degree child abuse charge.
Becky Vargo
Feb 21, 2014


Matthew Glenn Fisher, 32, of Grand Haven demanded a preliminary examination when he was arraigned Thursday morning in 58th District Court. A conference with attorneys is set for next Tuesday.

“The case is not associated with his employment and does not involve the church,” Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said.

Police said the 3-year-old daughter of Fisher’s girlfriend suffered a broken leg in the incident. Court documents say Fisher “did cause serious physical harm to a child by using unreasonable force on the child’s leg.”

Officials from the First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven confirmed Fisher was a youth pastor at the church for several years, but had left employment there about two years ago.



Irresponsible journalism trying to tie in a job title from 2 years ago and then mentioning the church he was associated with all for the sake of a delicious headline. So if 10 years had passed would he still be considered a former youth leader ?


I am a former youth leader. One day I was walking on the boardwalk and several youths were following me. When they passed me I became a former youth leader. They were fast walkers and I was only half fast.


LOL....and so was that joke!


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