We are seeking an energetic and dedicated person to serve as our Director of Children's Ministries. Click here to learn more.

Ministerial Staff

  • Ryan Boes

    Minister of Leadership and Preaching

    RYAN.BOES@TRCHOLLAND.ORG 

    Pastor Ryan was called to Third Reformed Church in the spring of 2021. He is thrilled to serve the Triune God as part of a vibrant ministry with dedicated people and a gifted staff. As Pastor of Leadership and Preaching, he loves working in a collaborative environment where the gifts of everyone are welcomed and celebrated. He is passionate about the preaching of the Word of God helping people catch a vision for how God is working in the world. He received his Doctorate of Ministry in 2016 from Western Theological Seminary, focusing on the liturgy of the Church, the Eucharist, and the ordinary, everyday meals we share with one another. He is excited, thinking about all the ways the liturgy of the church can help form and shape and equip all God's people. He loves to run long distances, swim in Lake Michigan, eat good food with others, and laugh a lot. Most of all, Ryan loves to share his life and ministry with his wife, and best friend, Megan. Together they have four children.

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

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

    Rev. Janelle Lopez-Koolhaas

    Minister of Equipping for Worship and Discipleship, & El Encuentro


    Pastor Janelle’s job title reflects her many passions for ministry at TRC, where she is active in planning worship, liturgy, and preaching, as well as supporting the work of our Children’s and Youth ministries. With her husband, Pastor Angel, she co-leads the Spanish-speaking ministry within of the TRC family. A highlight of the week for Pastor Janelle is L.I.F.T. on Wednesday nights– when so many of these parts of our LIfe In Faith flow Together!  Pastor Janelle enjoys cooking and hates washing dishes; adores long walks but not running, and her favorite daydreams are about traveling somewhere she’s never been before, especially following the pandemic.  Pastors Janelle and Angel have two delightful daughters, and live a short stroll from TRC. 


    Rev. Angel Lopez

    Minister of Missional Engagement & El Encuentro


    Pastor Angel has a passion for local and global mission that is hard to miss!  With a life lived in-between cultures in Chiapas, Mexico, then Canada, and now Michigan, Pastor Angel is deeply committed welcoming immigrants and newcomers, and walking with them in big and small experiences that come with starting life in a new home.  Moreover, he is teaching us all how to do the same; with humor, grace and wisdom, Pastor Angel loves to help build bridges in our congregation and see the connections that God is making to flourish.  Angel is involved in many aspects of advocacy, discipleship, outreach, and pastoral care. Pastor Angel can’t live without coffee, but never makes it himself. He always has time for a quick visit or a long talk, and he is always, always up for a road trip!


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


oTHER sUPPORT sTAFF

Sam Lunn: Sunday Attendant and Tech Lead

Dave Vanderwel:  Treasury Coordinator

Del Van Dyke: Recording Secretary

Mark Walvoord:  Church Records Administrator

Aron Garcia:  Custodial Assistant