Ministerial Staff

  • 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@trcholland.org |  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.

  • REV. ANGEL LOPEZ & REV. JANELLE LOPEZ-KOOLHAAS

    PASTOR OF NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES

    JANELLE.LOPEZK@TRCHOLLAND.ORG  |  ANGEL.LOPEZ@TRCHOLLAND.ORG

    Pastors Angel and Janelle joined the congregation and ministry of TRC in 2017. They began with an invitation to foster ways for TRC to further engage with our local community, especially our Spanish-speaking neighbors, and help us grow our understanding of hospitality in our multicultural surroundings.  Both of these pastors are bilingual, and each brings with them their own experience of moving to another culture,learning a new language, and finding belonging in a new place. They both also love to look for ways to build relationships and create space for people to connect, share their stories, and “do life” together. They lead a Bilingual Bible Study and Prayer Group at Third on Wednesdays throughout the year, as well as being regularly involved in pastoral and practical support for immigrant families, and TRC’s affordable housing ministry.  

     

    Angel and Janelle are both ordained ministers in the Reformed Church in America. Angel’s undergrad degree is in Anthropology, and Janelle’s in Religious Studies. They each have an MDiv from Western Theological Seminary here in Holland. They have been married since 2003, and have lived as a family in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. They have two delightful daughters, aged 11 and 8, and live just a short walk from church.

program staff

  • HUNTER BRUMELS

    DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

     HUNTER.BRUMELS@TRCHOLLAND.ORG     EXTENSION 113

    Hunter C. Brumels began working at Third Reformed as the Director of Youth Ministries in June 2018. He is a graduate of Hope College, majoring in Political Science. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Divinity at Western Theological Seminary. Hunter enjoys working with youth and young adults, encouraging them to build relationships with Christ, build solid communities, and build a better world. When not doing ministry, Hunter can be found fly fishing or doing photography work. 

  • 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.

  • 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 Maddie.

  • 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.

Calling Pastors

  • Amanda Dykhouse


  • Jim Neevel


Support Staff

  • KRISTEN BECKNER

    OFFICE MANAGER

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  • Mark Faga

    lead Custodian

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  • Amy Lunn

    Church Administrator

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  • Rob Lunn

    Sound Engineer


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  • Andy Zoerman

    Nursery Attendant


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  • Jane ZOERMAN

    NURSERY ATTENDANT


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oTHER sUPPORT sTAFF

Dave Vanderwel:  Treasury Coordinator

Del Van Dyke Recording Secretary

Mark Walvoord:  Church Records Administrator

Andy Nakajima: Japanese Ministries

Aron Garcia:  Custodial Assistant

Roger Rietberg:  Minister of Music Emeritus