Meet our Staff
We are blessed in having an outstanding staff ready to serve.
10376 Felch Street, Zeeland, MI 49464 | Phone (616) 772-4907 | Fax (616) 772-5078
Life keeps moving faster and faster. We run here and there, crossing errands off our list, carting the kids around, trying to keep the household - and our lives - up and running. But while we come into contact with more and more people we find ourselves with fewer and fewer meaningful relationships.
It doesn't take too long before living at this frantic pace leads to real feelings of isolation and loneliness. That's where the church can come in. You see, God doesn't just call a whole bunch of individuals to follow him, God calls a people to follow him. That means that part of God's good news is that not only can we experience a relationship with God, but that we can also experience renewed relationships with one another…and we need each other.
What that looks like in real life can take a thousand different forms. While we're not claiming to have anything perfected, we are working on becoming a community of people who love God and each other in meaningful ways. Join with us in experiencing the joy that comes from living in this way.
Rev. Jim Beltman, Honorary Pastor. - Rev. Jim Beltman is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary. He has served as pastor in churches in Colorado and California. Jim's responsibility at Community focused on congregational care - in particular, senior citizen pastoral visitation and working with the church leadership connected with this ministry effort. He and his wife, Gayle, are the parents of four adult children and have five grandchildren. 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, Director of Middle School Ministries - Nate began his ministry as Director of Middle School Ministries in November 2006. Growing up in Zeeland, Nate is familiar with Community, having been a member here as well as serving as the Middle School Intern in 2003. Nate had previously served as Director of Congregational Life and Youth Ministry at Faith Community Church in Grand Rapids. Nate and his wife, Chelsea, have three children and reside in Zeeland. Phil Harbison, Director of High School Ministries - Phil began his responsibilities of director of high school ministries in August 2006. Phil grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette. For three years, Phil served as the Director of Youth Ministries at Tawas United Methodist Church, and also brings with him one year of teaching experience at Makua Lani Christian School, located in Holualoa, Hawaii. Phil and his wife, Amy, have three young children. Curt Dykema, Director of Breakaway 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 Becoming Ministries - 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. Kathy Mouw, Director of Children's Ministries - Kathy began her ministry at Community in April 2013. Prior to that, she served at Providence Church for over 8 years, and at Grace Community for 8 years. Her passion is to see kids connect to Jesus, to help families learn God's Word together, and to encourage, bless, and empower volunteers. Kathy was born in central Indiana, grew up in Three Oaks, MI, and graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Special Education. Her husband, Tim, has been an integral part of her ministry and shares her passions. They have one child, a son, Tyler, who is a student at Hope College. 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 six grandchildren, and have attended Community since 1977. Rev. Irven J. Jungling, Pastor Emeritus - Irv became the founding pastor of Community Reformed Church in 1968 and he served here until 1981. After serving other churches in Iowa and Wisconsin, Irv "retired" in Zeeland in 1995. At that time Community then called him to return to the church staff as our part-time minister of outreach and calling. Rev. Jungling retired again in 2003, and was bestowed with the title "Pastor Emeritus" of Community Reformed. Irv is married to Gladys Jungling and they have four grown children. Dr. Dann A. Stouten, Teaching Pastor - Dann began his ministry at Community in September 1997, after having served at Woodhaven Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan, for more than 12 years. Dann is a "second-career" pastor, having worked in the automotive industry for 10 years. He worked as a car salesman, regional representative for Volvo, and owned and operated his own dealership. Dann brings a strong vision for reaching out to people who are unchurched or who have wandered away from the church. Dann and his wife, Carol, have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. Rev. Steve Simon, Minister of Congregational Care – Steve rejoined our staff team in September 2010 on a part-time basis, focusing on pastoral visitation. Previously, Steve served as the lead pastor at Standale Reformed Church in Grand Rapids (2001-08) and the Pastor of Adult Ministries here at Community (1989-2001). He also worked in college ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the Pacific Northwest (1973-76, 1978-88). His wife Carol is a dean at Hope College, and they have two married sons, Paul and Matt, and two daughters-in-law, both named Julie! Steve also works part-time at Forest Grove Reformed Church as their Minister of Discipleship. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and golf, solving Sudoku puzzles, and walking their dog, Emma. Rev. Trent Walker, Executive/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, Elise and Cameron, who are both students at Colorado Christian University.