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MINISTRY TEAM

Rev. Trent WalkerLead 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 HenryPastor 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 TenBrinkPastor 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 BakerPastor 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 HansenDirector 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 DykemaDirector of Breakwater and Breakaway 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 BakhuyzenChildren’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 HeyboerCampus Pastor

Nate grew up at worshiping at Community and has served in many positions and capacities at Community since joining the staff in 2006. As a candidate for ordination under the care of Zeeland Classis, Nate is pursuing his master’s degree at Fuller Seminary. He has a passion for evangelism and kingdom multiplication. Nate and his wife, Chelsea, have two daughters and two sons: Channing, Skylar, and Trayson, Merrick and reside in Zeeland.

Pat BloemendaalSenior 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!

Bree HodelStudent Ministries Associate Director

Bree served as the High School Intern in 2016 and joined staff in August 2017.  She attained her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Grand Rapids Community College and is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Communications at Grand Valley State University. She is all about seeking God, calling out the good, being outside, and connecting with people.

Melisa OverwayChildren’s Ministry Assistant

Melissa started working in children’s ministry as a volunteer in 2003. Her favorite thing about working with the kids at Community is when the kids realize that God loves them unconditionally. Melissa graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor of Business and Administration. She has worked in the restaurant business and also as a nanny. She has been a member at Community since she was born. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She resides in Zeeland.

SUPPORT TEAM

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!

Matthew Grzybowski, Technical 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.

kendra

Kendra VanDerVeen
Office Coordinator

laurie

Laurie Brouwer
Finance Coordinator

kathy

Kathy Bobeldyk
Event Coordinator

lynn

Lyn Walker
Women’s Ministries

jerry

Jerry Hassevoort
Maintenance Lead

alesha

Aleshia Rizor-Bensinger
Lead Custodian

josiah

Josiah Zandstra
Technical Service Coordinator

rick

Rick Smith
AV Equipment Coordinator

OUR CONSISTORY

ELDERS

Mission

Rick Petzak
Jon VandenHeuvel

Elder at Large

Terry Gruppen
Brian Lamar

Finance

Jason Decker

Hospitality

Lisa DeVries
Tom Wentzel

Spiritual Formation

Kyle Borst

DEACONS

Missions

Mark Bauer
Tom Bouwens
Kati Whitmyer
Mark Lucas
Amy Machiela
Eric Miller

Facilities/Finance/Administration

Jon Hofman
Kevin Gruppen
Nate Weaver

DEACONS

Hospitality

Dan Huyser
Sue Hill
Joni Lawrence
Shannon Poest
Rita Pieters
Chris Poll

Spiritual Formation

Jeff Geerlings
Kelly Meeuwsen
Mike Veldeer

Deacon at Large

Jim Kohsel

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