Meet our Staff & Consistory Members
We are blessed in having an outstanding group ready to serve.
10376 Felch Street, Zeeland, MI 49464 | Phone (616) 772-4907 | Fax (616) 772-5078
Chris Hansen, Director of Daybreak Worship - Chris began his responsibilities at Community in September, 2010. A native of Greenville, Michigan, Chris graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Theatrical Arts. Beginning in 1994, Chris served as Pastor of Work and Arts at Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. He also served as the Saturday night music director for Calvary Church's Saturday Night Live, alongside Ed Dobson, Phil Brower, and Rob Bell. Chris was also an arranger for PraiseCharts from 1999-2003. He currently freelances as a music composer and arranger and does worship and music consulting for churches. In 2007, Chris began Hark Up Music, a non-profit worship and arts music ministry.
Nate Heyboer, Student Ministries Director - Nate began his ministry of Director of Middle School Ministries in 2006 and in 2013 became the Student Ministries Director. Growing up in Zeeland, Nate is familiar with Community, having been a member here as well as serving as a Middle School Intern in 2003. He had previously served as Director of Congregational Life and Youth Ministry at Faith Community Church in Grand Rapids. Currently in the middle of the application process, Nate plans to pursue his M.Div through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary beginning Fall of 2013. Nate and his wife, Chelsea, have three children and reside in Zeeland. Curt Dykema, Director of Breakaway and BreakWater Worship - Curt's interest in music goes back to his earliest years. He first began leading worship for churches in the early 1990s. When his children were old enough to be in the youth groups, Curt began playing in a band for the youth and college ministries at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland. Curt provided special music here at Community on several occasions, and those experiences helped prepare the way for him to accept the offer to join our staff. Curt and his wife, Diane, reside in Zeeland and have four grown children. Rev. Kurt Henry, Pastor of Hospitality and Spiritual Formation - Kurt began his ministry at Community in 2001. His passion is to connect people to the church and get them involved in active ministry and discipleship growth. Kurt grew up in Middleville, Michigan, and graduated from Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids with a Bachelors degree in Religious Education. He completed his Masters of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary in May 2007. Kurt's wife, Tina, is a 7th Grade Special Education teacher at Creekside Middle School. They have three boys, Luke, Micah, and Jace. Jim Fortney, Church Administrator - Jim has been on staff as the Administrator since 2002. His duties include business, personnel, and facility management. He is also responsible for communication to the congregation, teaching leadership and stewardship, budget counseling for individuals or families, and to represent Community Reformed Church in the community. Jim’s hobbies include golf, tennis, reading and teaching. Jim and his wife, Doris, have three adult children and seven grandchildren, and have attended Community since 1977. Rev. Greg TenBrink, Pastor of Congregational Care – Greg responded to God's call to ministry in 2008. He is a second career pastor, having worked in healthcare sales and management for 32 years. Greg loves serving the congregation and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He understands the challenges of life and what it means to follow Christ in our culture today. Paul's words to Timothy reflect who Greg is in Christ (1 Timothy 1:15-16). Greg completed studies at Western Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary and was ordained as minister of Word and Sacrament on the Reformed Church in America in March 2012. He and his wife, Janet, live in Holland and are blessed with three children and eight grandchildren. Rev. Trent Walker, Lead Pastor - Trent began his ministry at Community in December 2012, after serving at Harderwyk Ministries in Holland for more than 21 years (youth pastor, church planter and senior pastor). Pastor Trent has a passion for the lost, for those already following Christ, and for the local church to influence both its surrounding community and wherever God leads around the world. Trent spent most of his childhood living in East Grand Rapids, and graduated from Hope College in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology and Religion. He is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary (M.Div), previously Trent served the CRCNA and has now transferred his credentials to the RCA. He and his wife, Lyn, have been partners in ministry since they began dating, and they have two grown children: Daughter, Elise (Matt) Sizemore and son, Cameron. Pat Bloemendaal, Senior High Associate Director - Pat is a recent graduate from Hope College and joined Community Church's staff in September 2014. He is passionate about student ministry and looks forward to working with the students.
Elder at Large
Zach DeForest, Junior High Associate Director - Zach is a native from Alaska and studied youth ministry at North Park University in Chicago. He is continuing his education in ministry through the Professional Graduate Program at Cornerstone University. He is excited for the work that God is doing in the lives of the students in our community. Zach and his wife, Kate, were married in the summer of 2014 and live in Zeeland. Jennifer Bakhuyzen, Children's Director - Jen has been serving in Children's Ministry for the last five years. She has a passion for sharing Jesus with children and ministering to all members of a family in fun and creative ways. Jen graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. She has worked in the field of social work in the area of foster care. Jen is married to Eric and they have two daughters, Audrey and Kate. They all love to play Mario Kart and enjoy spending time outdoors.