Our Leadership

 

Bradford

Paul Bradford

Pastor
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Mike Fisk

Director of Worship
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Ellis

Brian Ellis

Director of Youth Ministries
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Beth Jennings

Beth Jennings

Director of Children’s Ministries
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Jolliffe

Laura Jolliffe

Communications Coordinator
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Emillie Clayton

Director of Kids Hope USA
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Marcia Shanken

Marcia Shanken

Administrative Assistant
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Lucy Layman

Lucy Layman

Custodian

 

Linda Malone

Custodian

Consistory

Our church is governed by a group called the Consistory, which is made up of 6 Shepherd Elders, 6 Service Deacons, and the Administrative Board. Elders’ responsibilities include sacraments, discipline, visits, correspondence, and membership. Deacons’ responsibilities include receiving offering, Helping Hands, Deacon Service Network, and stewardship education.

 

Administrative Board
 

Elders and Deacons on the Board may serve up to two consecutive terms (each lasting three years), after which they are exempt from office for one year. Number in parentheses indicates the end of the term:

  • Paul Bradford, President
  • Scott Brownell, Elder, Vice President (2019, 2nd term)
  • Megan DeVries, Elder, Clerk (2018, 1st term)
  • Dan Triezenberg, Deacon, Chairperson of Deacons (2017, 1st term)
  • Chris Orvis, Deacon, Treasurer (2019, 1st term)
 
Elders and Deacons

 

Elders and Deacons are elected by the congregation to three-year terms. Service terms are staggered, with two Elders and two Deacons elected per year. After they serve a three-year term, they are exempt from office for one year. Number in parentheses indicates the end of the term:
Elders
  • Group 1: Jason Vergouwe (2018)
  • Group 2: Dan Uthoff (2019)
  • Group 3: Ryan DeKuiper (2017)
  • Group 4: Craig VanderHeide (2017)
  • Group 5: Perry Pastula (2019)
  • Group 6: Tom Wright (2018)
Deacons
  • Group 1: Fred Bazen (2019)
  • Group 2: Rob Bergman (2017)
  • Group 3: Eric Ringnalda (2017)
  • Group 4: Tyler Meyerink (2019)
  • Group 5: Peter Jolliffe (2018)
  • Group 6: Scott Cool (2018)

Ministry Teams

Adult Ministry Team
Director: Karen Bazen
Liaison: Rob Bergman
Paul Bradford
Jim Scholten
Nancy Steenwyk
Lisa Vergouwe
Men’s Ministry Team
Director: Kevin Johnson
Liaison: Paul Bradford
Seth Clayton
Bren Shantz
Youth Ministry Team
Director: Brian Ellis
Liaison: Craig VanderHeide
Diane Brownell
Ruth Hosler
Phil Knapp
Amy Marsman
Brenda VanderHeide
Jason Vergouwe
Children’s Ministry Team
Director: Beth Jennings
Liaison: Pete Jolliffe
Laura Jolliffe
Chris Knapp
Jaime Mueller
Krista VandenHeuvel
Missions Ministry Team
Director: Rachel DeKuiper
Liaison: Tom Wright
Dianne Bennett
Emily DeWitte
Beth Jennings
Pete Jolliffe
Jennifer Klaasen
Outreach Influence Team
Deb Coon
Sandy Glaza
Shirley Saenz
Worship Ministry Team
Director: Mike Fisk
Liaison: Tyler Meyerink
Tammy Bradford
Marcia Shanken
Audrey Shantz
Bren Shantz
Dan Van Stensel
Lori VerMerris
Hospitality Ministry Team
Director: Emillie Clayton
Liaison: Scott Cool
Dianne Bennett
Tammy Bradford
Miriam Carpenter
Mike Fisk
Laura Jolliffe
Wilma Nelson
Health Ministry Team
Director: Wilma Nelson
Miriam Carpenter
Lisa Fanberg
Natalie Kleis
Sharon McCleary
Beth Triezenberg
Sandy Uthoff
Facilities Maintenance Team
Director: Tom Cruttenden
Liaison: Fred Bazen
Lucy Layman
Linda Malone
Kevin VerMerris
Grounds Maintenance Team
Director: Roger Hoogewind
Liaison: Dan Uthoff
Nate Jennings
Sue Kalee
Nominating Committee
Ryan DeKuiper, Chair, Liaison
Ruth Majerle
Russ Rinvelt
Lori VerMerris
Abuse Prevention Team
Wilma Nelson, Co-Chair
James VandenHeuvel, Co-Chair
Diann Bertsch
Brian Fleetham
Shari Stembaugh
Human Resources Committee
Lyn Peterman, Chair
Eric Ringnalda, Liaison
Dianne Bennett