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 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.
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.