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 on August 30, 2020, we celebrated the past year at Crossroads. Looking ahead with hope for the future that God has planned for us, we heard from all of our current Elders in this video. Take a few minutes to get to know them just a little bit better.

Contact Our Elders:

Class of 2021Class of 2022Class of 2023
Lowell Lampen
Email Lowell
Mark Van Genderen
(Human Resources)
Email Mark
Hank Hart
Email Hank
Tom Giles
(Congregational Care)
Email Tom
Hyndie Steck
(Youth Ministry)
Email Hyndie
Jay Sanders
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Jay
Harvey Bootsma
(Adult Education)
Email Harvey
Dick Janssen
Email Dick
Liz Sellars
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Liz
Rebecca Hasley
(Adult Education)
Email Rebecca
Deb Krygiel
(Youth Ministry)
Email Deb
Laurie Uhl
(Congregational Care)
Email Laurie
Diane Tegtmeier
(Children's Ministry)
Email Diane
Linda Schmale
(Children's Ministry)
Email Linda
Claire Steidinger
(Youth Ministry)
Email Claire
Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt
Clerk of Session:
Wanda Hodge

Matthew McDowell