A MESSAGE FROM

OUR LEAD PASTOR

"Welcome to our site! I am so glad that you are here. Take a look around to learn more about who we are as a church, our mission and vision for Christ, as well as information about how you can get involved in any of our events and minstries. We welcome you to come visit our church! If you have any questions at all, I would love to connect with you!"



MINISTRY TEAM


Rev. Trent Walker​, Lead Pastor

Trent began his ministry at Community in December 2012, after serving his former charge for more than 21 years (youth pastor, church planter and senior pastor). Pastor Trent has a passion for the lost, for those already following Christ, and for the local church to influence both its surrounding community and wherever God leads around the world. Trent spent most of his childhood living in East Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary (M.Div).  He and his wife, Lyn, have been partners in ministry since they began dating, and they have two grown children: Daughter, Elise (Matt) Sizemore and son, Cameron.


Rev. Kurt Henry​, Pastor of Hospitality and Spiritual Formation

Kurt began his ministry at Community in 2001. His passion is to connect people to the church and get them involved in active ministry and discipleship growth. Kurt grew up in Middleville, Michigan, and graduated from Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids with a Bachelors degree in Religious Education. He completed his Masters of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary in May 2007. Kurt's wife, Tina, is a 7th Grade Special Education teacher at Creekside Middle School. They have three boys, Luke, Micah, and Jace.


Rev. Greg TenBrink​, Pastor of Congregational Care

Greg responded to God's call to ministry in 2008.  He is a second career pastor, having worked in healthcare sales and management for 32 years.  Greg loves serving the congregation and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He understands the challenges of life and what it means to follow Christ in our culture today.  Paul's words to Timothy reflect who Greg is in Christ (1 Timothy 1:15-16).   Greg completed studies at Western Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary and was ordained as minister of Word and Sacrament on the Reformed Church in America in March 2012.  He and his wife, Janet, live in Holland and are blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.


Rev. Doug Baker​, Pastor of Advancement

Having joined the pastoral staff of Community in 2015, Doug has been called to advance the presence of the Kingdom of God beyond the boundaries of the Community Church campus on the corner of 104th and Felch. This call is revealed in his work, primarily, to assist in revitalizing struggling congregations in our community. Doug graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 2002 and has served two other congregations. Originally from Iowa, Doug and his wife Laura have two sons, Will & Matt.


Chris Hansen​, Director of Daybreak Worship

Chris began his responsibilities at Community in September, 2010. A native of Greenville, Michigan, Chris graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Theatrical Arts. Beginning in 1994, Chris served as Pastor of Work and Arts at Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. He also served as the Saturday night music director for Calvary Church's Saturday Night Live, alongside Ed Dobson, Phil Brower, and Rob Bell. Chris was also an arranger for PraiseCharts from 1999-2003. He currently freelances as a music composer and arranger and does worship and music consulting for churches. In 2007, Chris began Hark Up Music, a non-profit worship and arts music ministry.


Curt Dykema​, Director of Breakaway and BreakWater Worship

Curt's interest in music goes back to his earliest years. He first began leading worship for churches in the early 1990s. When his children were old enough to be in the youth groups, Curt began playing in a band for the youth and college ministries at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland. Curt provided special music here at Community on several occasions, and those experiences helped prepare the way for him to accept the offer to join our staff. Curt and his wife, Diane, reside in Zeeland and have four grown children.


Jennifer Bakhuyzen​, Children's Director

Jen has been serving in Children's Ministry since 2009.. She has a passion for sharing Jesus with children and ministering to all members of a family in fun and creative ways. Jen graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. She has worked in the field of social work in the area of foster care. Jen is married to Eric and they have two daughters, Audrey and Kate. They all love to play Mario Kart and enjoy spending time outdoors.


Nate Heyboer​, Apprentice Pastor

Nate grew up at worshiping at Community and served as the Middle School Intern in 2003 before serving as the Director of Congregational Life at Faith Community CRC in Grand Rapids. Nate returned to Community as the Director of Middle School Ministries in 2006 and in 2013 his responsibilities broadened as he became Community’s Student Ministries Director.  As a candidate for ministry under the care of Zeeland Classis, Nate is pursuing an M.Div. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary to become better equipped to reach those in need with truth.  Nate and his wife, Chelsea, have two daughters and a son: Channing, Skylar, and Trayson and reside in Zeeland.


Pat Bloemendaal​, Senior High Director

Pat joined Community Church's staff in September 2014 and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Western Theological Seminary.  He is a recent graduate of Hope College with a Bachelors degree in kinesiology and youth ministry and is passionate about student ministries, adventure, and spreading the Gospel!


Matthew Grzybowski​​​​​​​, Tech Director

Matthew joined the Tech Team in August 2013 to assist with the launch of the Breakwater service. In May 2016 he came on staff as the full time Technical Director. Matthew enjoys serving the church and has been doing so since he was in fifth grade when the youth pastor noticed he was looking back at the sound booth more than forward listening to the teaching.


Abbie Koster, Church Administrator

Abbie joined the staff as the Administrator in March 2017. Her duties include finance, facility, and administration. She is also responsible for communication to the congregation, and budget counseling for individuals or families.  Abbie and her husband, Grant, have two boys, Ashton and Brode.  They all enjoy pizza and CrossFit!


Kendra VanDerVeen - Office Coordinator

Laurie Brouwer - Finance Coordinator



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OUR CONSISTORY

Elders

Mission

  • Rick Petzak
  • Jon VandenHeuvel


Elder at Large

  • Terry Gruppen
  • Howard Lemmen


Finance

  • Sam Vriezema


Hospitality

  • Lisa DeVries
  • Tom Wentzel


Spiritual Formation

  • Kyle Borst

Deacons

Missions

  • Mark Bauer
  • Tom Bouwens
  • Christy Guffey
  • Mark Lucas
  • Amy Machiela
  • Eric Miller


Facilities/Finance/Administration

  • Jon Hofman
  • Dawn Huizenga
  • Nate Weaver

Deacons

Hospitality

  • Chip Dobbin
  • Sue Hill
  • Joni Lawrence
  • Randy Meppelink
  • Rita Pieters
  • Chris Poll


Spiritual Formation

  • Jeff Geerlings
  • Julie Overweg