Our Philosophy

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 Dr. Aaron Clark, a 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 MacDonald, BBS, LAS

Jennifer has 18 years of management and leadership experience including a past position at the Delta & Menominee County Health Department, and the administrator of 2 assisted living facilities, including The Harrington Inn. 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 and as a member of the Wesleyan Church since 2003, Jen served in the teen ministry for 5 years. She volunteers with the Blue Water Area Humane Society. She enjoys gardening, boating, reading, and rollerblading with her dogs.

After starting out as a volunteer in 2004, Jennifer became the Executive Director of Blue Water Pregnancy Care 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.

She is a past president of Business Network International. She served on the boards of the Pregnancy Centers of Southeast Michigan, National Association of Career Women (NACW) and in 2016, she was awarded Career Woman of the Year from NACW.

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. This year Jennifer celebrates 16 years with BWPCC.

Team and Board Members

Medical Team

Medical Director: Aaron Clark, MD
Nurse Manager and Ultrasound Technician: Leann Clink, BSN, RN

Office Team

Executive Assistant: Katie Crow
Client Services & Volunteer Coordinator: Sonya Snellenberger
Outreach Coordinator: Sarah Keighley
Administrative Assistant: Joanne Walker

Board of Directors

Mindy Charron, Chair
Karyn McCue, Treasurer/Secretary
Michael Mills, Vice-Chair
Michelle Hulett, Member
Ed Neiman, Member
Chip VanCamp, Member