Our Elders

  • The body of elders is called the Session.
  • Elders serve as leaders in the government and discipline of our church as well as having responsibilities for the life of the Church at large.
  • It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of our congregation.
  • Those duties which all Christians are bound to perform by the law of love are especially incumbent upon elders because of their calling to office and are to be fulfilled by them as official responsibilities.
  • Our elders serve on ministry teams and administrative committees within the church including worship, education, mission, finance, and human resources. These groups typically meet on the second Monday of each month, Kirk Night. The fourth Monday, our Session meets to conduct church business.

At the Annual Meeting,  we celebrated the past year at Crossroads with highlights from long-time members Linda Schmale, Liz Sellars, and Tom Taylor. Looking ahead to the bright new chapter that God has planned for us, we also heard from all of our current Elders in this video. Take a moment to get to know them just a little better, as we continue sharing stories together this summer.

Contact Our Elders:

Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
DeWayna Cherrington
(Congregational Care)
Email DeWayna
Harvey Bootsma
(Adult Education)
Email Harvey
Dick Janssen
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Dick
Tony Gibowski
(Adult Education)
Email Tony
Tom Giles
(Congregational Care)
Email Tom
Hyndie Steck
(Youth Ministry)
Email Hyndie
Kristine Obrecht
Email Kristine
Rebecca Hasley
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Rebecca
Deb Krygiel
(Youth Ministry)
Email Deb
Brett Weber
(Youth Ministry)
Email Brett
Lowell Lampen
Email Lowell
Mark Van Genderen
(Human Resources)
Email Mark
Jennifer Carlson
Email Jennifer
Diane Tegtmeier
(Children's Ministry)
Email Diane
Linda Schmale
(Children's Ministry)
Email Linda
Moderator: Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt
Email Pastor Susan

Clerk of Session: Wanda Hodge
Email Wanda

Treasurer: Matthew McDowell
Email Matt