Elders

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 2022Class of 2023Class of 2024
Dick Janssen
(Finance)
Email Dick
Hank Hart
(Worship)
Email Hank
Aricka Knox
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Aricka
Deb Krygiel
(Adult Education)
Email Deb
Jay Sanders
(Youth Ministry)
Email Jay
Kris McKinney
(Church Life)
Email Kris
Hyndie Steck
(Youth Ministry)
Email Hyndie
Liz Sellars
(Mission & Outreach)
Email Liz
Tom Taylor
(Adult Education)
Email Tom
Diane Tegtmeier
(Children & Family Ministry)
Email Diane
Laurie Uhl
(Church Life)
Email Laurie
Joshua Thompson
(Children & Family Ministry)
Email Josh
Mark Van Genderen
(Human Resources)
Email Mark
Julie Westerhausen
(Worship)
Email Julie
Aidan Patten, Youth Elder
(Children & Family Ministry)
Moderator:
Rev. Susan Sytsma Bratt
Clerk of Session:
Wanda Hodge

Treasurer:
Matthew McDowell