Spero Pregnancy Center is St. Clair County’s only medical pregnancy resource center, providing all of our services at no cost to our clients for the past 35 years. We believe women deserve to be loved and equipped with the information she needs to care for herself and her family during unexpected pregnancy.
Spero is a part of a national affiliation of more than 2,500 like-minded pregnancy centers across the United States. Currently a local licensed physician, supervises the medical professionals who work and serve at the center. Spero follows all national medical guidelines issued by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, American College of Radiology, and the American College of OB/GYN’s.
Spero Pregnancy Center, and all that we do and are, have Jesus Christ as our foundation. Board, staff, and volunteers are all followers of Christ. We are a life-affirming ministry sharing the Gospel and providing women and men positive choices based on the truth found in the Bible. Our program restores dignity as clients provide for their own child throughout the process of becoming better equipped to parent and draw closer to Jesus. Clients are served regardless of their faith.
Spero, formerly Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center was established in 1986 as a non-political, not for profit, educational family service center by a group of concerned Christians. The center’s caring staff and volunteers have been a force for life to 3 generations of men and women convinced that abortion was the only practical solution to their unplanned pregnancy. Since becoming a medical clinic in 2005, Spero has served more than 13,000 clients.
We are burdened by the abortion rate in our community. We desire to equip ALL who are experiencing unexpected pregnancy with the education and hope that they need to decide that they can live with regarding that pregnancy. We also know that hope and healing for all our wounds can be found in God and we exist to share those blessings.
Executive Director Jennifer, BBS, LAS
Serving as Executive Director at Spero for the past 17 years, she has 25 years of leadership experience including a past position at the Delta & Menominee County Health Department, and the administrator of 2 assisted living facilities. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management and Human Resources at the Univ. of Wisconsin.
She trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior in 2002. She enjoys gardening, boating, reading.
After starting out as a volunteer in 2004, Jennifer became the Executive Director of Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center (aka Spero Pregnancy Center) in May 2005. Immersing herself into pregnancy center ministry, she earned her LAS, Life Affirming Specialist certification. She has personally counseled over 300 clients. Jennifer lead Spero through a capital campaign for a new building in 2011 that resulted in the purchase and renovation of the building formerly known as Armbrusters.
She is a past president of Business Network International. Jennifer is active in the community, serving on a variety of boards and volunteering in other non-profits such as the Blue Water Area Humane Society.
Her desire is to encourage people to make wise decisions and avoid the heartache of bad choices. She’s delighted to serve the Lord expressing God’s truth, love, and mercy to hurting people. All for the glory of God.
Team and Board Members
Spero is blessed to be staffed by both paid employees including Licensed Nurses and Office Staff as well as volunteers who seek to help families in their community.
Spero’s Board brings individuals of varied backgrounds together to offer leadership and direction to the center. Our current board includes eight men and women with experiences including architecture, marketing, financial services, and technology.