Leadership

Our leadership structure is designed to empower people to do ministry in their gifted areas while being guided by our overall mission and vision. If you’re interested in learning more about these groups of leadership, click below. 


The Board, commonly referred to as ‘the Consistory,’ is required to make the larger decisions of the church, such as budget approval, the hiring and dismissal of full-time ordained staff, and approval of large expenditures. It consists of pastors, elders and deacons.

The primary roles of the Leadership Vision Team are leadership, problem-solving and strategic planning for the vision of Faith Church.

This team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Church, making sure the vision and calling of Faith Church is upheld and the impact on this Church’s ministries is considered. The Executive Team makes decisions and initiates changes for the betterment of both the staff culture & congregational well-being. 

The responsibilities of the elders include strategic planning for the spiritual health and care of the congregation, encouraging shepherding and caring ministries throughout the congregation, coordinating visits and counseling when needed, and administering discipline, reconciliation and restoration when necessary. This Team also oversees and evaluates the preaching and sacraments as well as the approval of new members to the church. 

The responsibilities of the deacons include oversight of all financial matters of the church including the annual budget and any stewardship campaigns that are conducted, strategic planning for the financial needs of the church, stewardship training and awareness, and assisting members in need through financial aid and money management (Christian Aid Ministry). The Stewardship Team Deacons report to the Consistory and congregation as needed with each campus overseen by a team of Elders and Deacons.

The Nomination Team consists of six members who are affirmed by the congregation. The Nomination Team slate are selected by the Consistory from the congregational nominations. It is the responsibility of the Nomination Team to administer the nomination process, review the nominations for the various leadership positions – elder, deacon and LVT – and conduct interviews in order to present a single slate for approval by the Consistory. The Congregation is then asked to affirm the single slate at the annual congregational meeting, which takes place annually during services in June.

AllConsistory (Church Board)Leadership Vision TeamFaith Beecher LeadershipFaith Cedar Lake LeadershipFaith Dyer LeadershipFaith Highland LeadershipFaith Munster Leadership

Andy Nearpass

Care Pastor | Central & Dyer

Art Smit

Community Care Elder | Beecher

Avrey Riemersma

Leadership Team | Highland

Bill Vree

Community Care Elder | Munster

Bob Bouwer

Senior Pastor | Central; Pastor | Dyer

Bob VanBaren

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Brent Vermeulen

Stewardship Deacon | Highland

Brian Boomsma

Leadership Vision Team

Bryon Ritzema

Community Care Elder | Highland

Chad Groen

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

Charles Mitchell

Community Care Elder | Munster

Charlie Bertucci

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Chris DeYoung

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Chris Perez

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Dale Huizenga

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Dan Boss

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Dan Krygsheld

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

Dave DeGraff

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

dave iperlaan

Leadership Vision Team

Dave Kline

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Dave Nearpass

Associate Pastor of Community Life & Outreach | Dyer

Dave Veurink

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Dave Vree

Community Care Elder | Beecher

Dave Weemhoff

Pastor | Cedar Lake

David Schurman

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Don Zuidema

Community Care Elder | Highland

Ed Leep

Stewardship Deacon | Highland

J.R. Wydra

Stewardship Deacon | Highland

Jason DeVries

Executive Pastor & U-Turn Ministries Executive Director | Central

Jeff Eenigenburg

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Jerry Koedyker

Leadership Team | Highland

Jessica DeGraff

Leadership Team | Highland

Jim Teykl

Community Care Elder | Beecher

Joel Podlin

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

John Bivona

Community Care Elder | Dyer

John Boersma

Community Care Elder | Dyer

John VanderPol

Stewardship Deacon | Highland

Joy Meyer

Leadership Team | Munster

Justin Kats

Community Care Elder | Dyer

karl doorn

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Keith Ohm

Stewardship Deacon | Beecher

Kent DeVries

Leadership Vision Team

Kevin Klomp

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Kim Slager

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Kurt Koster

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Kyle DeVries

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Linda Dekker

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

Linda Kruszynski

Stewardship Deacon | Munster

Louie Cioe

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Marilyn Miller

Director of Adult Formation | Central; Leadership Team | Munster

Mark Biegel

Stewardship Deacon | Highland

Marty Behn

Stewardship Deacon | Beecher

Matt Huisman

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Melynie Durham

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Mike Lytle

Community Care Elder | Highland

MIKE REAGAN

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Nick Mast

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

Rachelle Knapper

Leadership Team | Highland

Rafael Morales

Leadership Team | Munster

Randy Foulkes

Stewardship Deacon | Munster

Randy Lagestee

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Ray Wigent

Community Care Elder | Highland

Richard Lauridsen

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

Rick Riddering

Director of Community Life | Cedar Lake; Director of Leadership Development | Central

Rob VanKuiken

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Robert Pelino

Stewardship Deacon | Munster

Ron Cooper

Community Care Elder | Highland

Ryan Flipse

Leadership Vision Team

Scott Stevens

Community Care Elder | Munster

Steve Kats

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer

Sue Zuidema

Leadership Team | Highland

Susan Riddering

Leadership Vision Team

Thomas Fennema

Community Care Elder | Cedar Lake

Tim Dykema

Stewardship Deacon | Munster

Tim Huizenga

Pastor | Highland

Tim Kuiper

Stewardship Deacon | Cedar Lake

TJ Jackson

Stewardship Deacon | Beecher

Tom Jacobs

Community Care Elder | Dyer

Tom VanProoyen

Community Care Elder | Highland

Tony Anczer

Community Care Elder | Beecher

tyler jabaay

Stewardship Deacon | Beecher

Von Matthews

Community Care Elder | Munster

Will Smit

Stewardship Deacon | Dyer