Evan was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan, before attending Michigan State University. Evan graduated with a degree from James Madison College and married his wife Emily in 2017. The Cruse’s have two daughters, Sutton and Asher. Before the pastoral fellowship, he worked in the Michigan House of Representatives for six years as a legislative aide. He will graduate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the winter of 2023 and could not be more excited for the opportunity to serve in a faithful and reformed church.