Ministerial Staff

  • Ryan Boes

    Minister of Leadership and Preaching

    Starting August 2, 2021

    The Rev. Dr. Ryan Boes accepted the call to Third Reformed Church in June, and we eagerly await his arrival. Ryan earned both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary, with his doctoral degree focused on liturgical theology. Ryan comes to us from the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, where he has served as the Pastor of Teaching and Leadership for the past decade. He has distinguished himself while there by being a joyful participant in Interfaith dialogue (particularly with the Muslim community) and has led his church in fully embracing justice ministries (especially with people facing housing challenges). Prior to that, he was co-pastor of the Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church in Mason City, Iowa. Ryan and and his wife Megan have four children, Aspen, Elliot, Greyson, and Silas.

  • 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 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. 

  • Linnea Fenske-Williams

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    Linnea.fw@TRCHOLLAND.ORG  |  EXTENSION 107

    Linnea has exceptional educational credentials with degrees from Hope College (Bachelor of Arts) and New Brunswick Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). Linn is excited about beginning her duties here the week of June 7, 2021, and looks forward to an activity-filled summer!

  • 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.

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