• Kent Fry

    Minister of Leadership and Preaching

    kent.fry@trcholland.org  |  Extension 105

    Kent became the pastor of leadership and preaching at Third Church in May of 2008. He is a graduate of Central College and Western Theological Seminary and has served in ordained ministry for over thirty years. He has particularly worked on the revitalization of local congregations, utilizing team ministry and helping local congregations develop bridges to the neighborhood and the community. Kent has also tried to maintain a global Christian perspective, which includes serving in Japan for two years while training for seminary. During his nine years and a half years in Holland, Kent has been a member of the Holland Rotary, served as a Kids Hope Mentor, and led the Midtown Counseling Board. He enjoys reading, biking, and playing tennis in his spare time. He is married to Joyce, and they have three children: Tim, Andy, and Becky.

  • Kama Jongerius

    Minister of Spiritual Formation and Liturgy

    kama.jongerius@gmail.com  |  Extension 104

    Kama Jongerius has been a pastor at Third Reformed Church since 1999. She enjoys working with the people of Third who continually exhibit depth of faith, strong intellect, and a passion for service. The aspects of her position she most enjoys: writing prayers and planning/leading liturgy, spiritual formation with congregants, and hearing people’s stories.

  • Kristen Becker

    Office Manager

    office@trcholland.org  |  Extension 101

    Kristen began working as secretary at Third Reformed Church in October 1998. Due to recent retirements and job description changes, her title is now Office Manager. She answers phones, produces the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter, maintains membership records, prepares mailings, and has other office duties.

  • Mark Faga

    Lead Custodian

    mark.faga@trcholland.org  |  Extension 110

    Mark is married to Susan Piaget and is the son-in-law of Tom and Barb. He began working for Third in August 1997. He came from Worden MFG. Group where he spent eight years learning about and then supervising the warehouses. Having always had a knack for cleanliness and organization he fit right into the needs of Third Reformed Church as their new lead custodian. Those very organizational skills and his drive for getting any job done and done right allowed him to move into the new Facilities Coordinator position. Working for and being a member of Third Reformed Church has brought him many joys. Watching all four of his kids grow up here at Third has been a true blessing. Mark not only takes care of Third Reformed Church, but has been active in many of its ministries, including Stephen Ministry, Women’s Softball coach, Junior High youth leader, singing and acting for various groups including our TASC program, and being very involved in Third’s recycling program.

Part Time

  • Linda Strouf

    Minster of Music

    strouf@hope.edu  |  Extension 109

    Since 1996, Linda Strouf has served as Minister of Music at Third Reformed Church, where she plays the organ, leads the adult singing choirs and the handbell choir, and oversees the youth music program. Linda was born and grew up in Manistee. Linda graduated from Hope College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude, in vocal and instrumental music education. In 1986 Linda earned the Master of Music degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Organ Performance from the University of Wyoming. Linda is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Hope College where she has taught a variety of courses since 1988. Each May Linda heads to Europe with a group of Hope College organ students to visit and play some of the most important pipe organs, and she is well known for her long (hopefully not boring) PowerPoint presentations of these trips. Linda shares her home with her dog Zack, a 13 year old Jack Russell Terrier, sometimes lovingly referred to as a Jack Russell Terrorist.

  • Joyce Fry

    Director of Children's Ministries

    joycefry@trcholland.org  |  Extension 107

    Joyce began her service as the Director of Children’s Ministries in July 2009. Previously she served 12 years as the Director of Children’s Ministries in a Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. Joyce received her Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Child Welfare from Western Michigan University in 1989, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central College in Pella, Iowa. She has considerable experience developing programs and writing curriculum used in the local church and outreach ministries. Besides her work with children in church congregations, she has also served as a Childcare worker in Holland, MI, a Preschool Teacher in Grand Rapids, MI, and a Child and Family Counselor at Child Guidance Clinic in Kalamazoo, MI. She has done extensive volunteer work with children in the Kids Hope program in Grand Rapids and Holland, and the Head Start Program in Holland. Joyce is on the board of Midtown Counseling Center.  Joyce is married to the Reverend Kent Fry, Pastor of Third Reformed Church, and is a mother of three adult children and grandmother of four.

  • REV. JANELLE LOPEZ-KOOLHAAS

    INTERIM DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

    JANELLE.LOPEZK@TRCHOLLAND.ORG  |  EXTENSION 113

    Janelle joined the staff at TRC as Interim Director of Youth Ministries in October 2017. She is excited to lead and teach in the Youth Program and looks forward to getting to know students, exploring together in God’s Word, and walking together as we experience God in each of our lives. Janelle’s previous work with youth includes leading Bible Study teen girls, discipling students preparing for Confession of Faith, and working in Residence Life at Northwestern College.


    Janelle has been an ordained minister in the RCA since 2001, graduating from Northwestern College and Western Theological Seminary. Janelle began her ministry as an RCA missionary teacher in Chiapas, Mexico. This was followed by a call to serve a small, multicultural congregation near the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, where she had grown up. Since moving to Holland in 2011, Janelle has served in a variety of interim ministries in Holland Classis.

    Janelle is married to Rev. Angel Lopez, who serves in Spanish language outreach at Third Reformed. They have two daughters, aged 7 and 10 and live just a short walk from Third.

  • Mitch Conrad

    assistant Youth Director

    mitch.conrad@trcholland.org  |  Extension 113

    Mitch Conrad began his role of Youth Ministry Director in January of 2017. He was born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan. He’s a recent graduate from Hope College with a major in Biblical Studies. While at Hope, Mitch was involved with the Worship Team. He spent two summers working at Camp Geneva in Holland as a counselor and as the Worship Coordinator. He married Abby Conrad (Schermer) in March of 2017. His time not spent at Third Reformed is spent doing photography and design work.


  • Roger De Young

    Church Administrator

    rdy4928@gmail.com  |  Extension 102

    Roger began his work as Church Administrator in February 2012. He oversees facilities and budget and supports staff. Early in his ministry, he served as a pastor for ten years and as a mission coordinator for the Reformed Church Global Mission program for twenty-five years. He enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan, bicycling, and playing with his grandchildren.

  • Andy Nakajima

    Japanese Ministries


  • Mary Van Voorst

    Children's Choir Director

    Mary started directing the Children’s Choir in the fall of 2000 after moving back to Holland. The next year she added the Youth Choir, and, in the fall of 2010, a Youth Chimes group was started for middle and high school students. Mary is a graduate of Hope College, a former preschool teacher, church organist and choir director, and continues to give piano and flute lessons.  Mary and her husband Bob have two married sons and four grandchildren.

  • Amanda Dykhouse

    Calling Pastor

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  • Jim Neevel

    Calling Pastor


    Jim, a Hope College and New Brunswick Seminary graduate is a retired RCA minister.  He served three congregations in New York State, and as president of the General Synod in 1986-87. After retirement, he did interim ministry for eleven years. Jim and Barbara moved to Holland in 2011 and joined TRC where he now is one of the calling pastors. 


  • Jane zoerman

    Nursery attendant

    Andy and Jane Zoerman have staffed the Third Reformed Church nursery for many years.  Children born at Third Church have loved Andy and Jane.  The Zoermans provide continuity for the children of our church and for church visitors with their consistent love and care.  Andy has worked as a first responder for many years.  Jane has been a homemaker.  One of their hobbies is raising horses providing the horses for our annual backyard bash in the summer.


  • Andy zoerman

    Nursery attendant


  • ROB lUNN

    sUNDAY AND SPECIAL eVENTS COORDINATOR


oTHER sUPPORT sTAFF

Dave Vanderwel:  Treasury Coordinator

Del Van Dyke Recording Secretary

Mark Walvoord:  Church Records Administrator

Aron Garcia:  Custodial Assistant

Roger Rietberg:  Minister of Music Emeritus