Ministers Listing

Active (A-K)

  • Rev. Ryan Barnhill (Wife: Miranda) Ordained: October, 2015 Pastorates: Peace PRC, Lansing, IL - Oct., 2015
  • Rev. Heath Bleyenberg (Wife: Deb) Ordained: October 2008 Pastorates: Providence, Hudsonville, MI - 2008
  • Rev. Wilbur G. Bruinsma (Wife: Mary) Ordained: October 1978 Pastorates: Faith, Jenison, MI - 1978; Missionary to Jamaica - 1984; First, Holland, MI - 1989; Kalamazoo, MI - 1996; Eastern Home Missionary - 2006; Pittsburgh PRC - 2016.
  • Rev. Allen J. Brummel (Wife: Crysta) Ordained: November 1995 Pastorates: Edgerton, MN - 1995; South Holland, IL - 1998; Missionary in Sioux Falls, SD - 2007; Heritage, Sioux Falls, SD - May 2010
  • Rev. Ronald Cammenga (Wife; Rhonda) Ordained: September 1979 Pastorates: Hull, IA - 1979; Loveland, CO - 1984; Southwest, Grandville, MI - 1993; Faith, Jenison, MI - 2004; PR Seminary - 2005
  • Rev. Matt De Boer (Wife - Kelsie) Ordained Sept.29, 2017 Pastorates: Edgerton, MN PRC - Sept. 2017
  • Rev. Nathan Decker (Wife: Jessica) Ordained: September 2011 Pastorates: Trinity, Hudsonville, MI - September 2011
  • Rev. Michael J. De Vries (Wife: Dawn) Ordained: October 1978 Pastorates: Southwest, Grandville, MI - 1978; First, Edgerton, MN - 1985; First, Edmonton, AB - 1995; Wingham, ON - 2004; Kalamazoo, MI - August 2010
  • Prof. Russell Dykstra (Wife: Carol) Ordained: September 1986 Pastorates: Doon, IA - 1986; Hope, Walker, MI - 1995; PR Seminary - 1996
  • Rev. Joshua D. Engelsma (Wife: Courtney) Ordained: October, 2014 Pastorates: Doon, IA - October, 2014
  • Rev. Garry Eriks (Wife: Jennifer) Ordained: September 1999 Pastorates: Loveland, CO - 1999; Hudsonville, MI - 2005
  • Rev.Cory Griess (Wife: Lael) Ordained: October 2009 Pastorates: Calvary, Hull, IA - 2009
  • Prof. Barry Gritters (Wife: Lori) Ordained: May 1984 Pastorates: Byron Center, MI - 1984; Hudsonville, MI - 1994; Prot.Ref.Seminary - 2003
  • Rev. Erik Guichelaar (Wife: Cherith). Ordained: October 2013. Pastorates: Randolph (WI) PRC - 2013
  • Rev. Carl Haak: (Wife: Mary) Ordained: September 1979 Pastorates: Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI - 1979; Lynden, WA - 1986; Bethel, Roselle, IL - 1994; Georgetown, Hudsonville, MI - 2004
  • Rev. Dan Holstege (Wife: Leah) Ordained: 2010 Pastorates: First, Holland, MI - October, 2010; Missionary to the Philippines - July 1, 2016
  • Brian Huizinga (Wife: Michelle) Ordained: September 2011 Pastorates: Hope, Redlands, CA - Sept.2011
  • Rev.Vernon Ibe (Wife: Melody) Ordained: November 2, 2012 Pastorates: November 2012 - Ordained and installed as pastor of Berean PRC, Manila, the Philippines
  • Rev. Joe Holstege (Wife: Lisa) Ordained: Oct. 2017 Pastorates: Zion PRC, Oct. 2017
  • Steven R. Key (Wife: Nancy) Ordained: September 1986 Pastorates: Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI - 1986; Randolph, WI - 1991; Hull, IA - 2000; Loveland, CO - March 2010
  • Rev. Daniel Kleyn (Wife: Sharon) Ordained: Sept. 1998 Pastorates: Edgerton, MN - 1998; First, Holland, MI - 2005; Missionary to the Philippines - 2009
  • Rev. Rodney Kleyn (Wife: Elizabeth) Ordained: Sept. 2002 Pastorates: Trinity, Hudsonville, MI - 2002; Covenant of Grace, Spokane, WA - 2009
  • Rev. K. Koole (Wife: Pat) Ordained: December 1977 Pastorates: Randolph, WI - 1977; Hope, Redlands, CA - 1982; Faith, Jenison, MI - 1989; Grandville, MI - 2002
  • Rev. Douglas J. Kuiper (Wife:Teresa) Ordained: November 1995 Pastorates: Byron Center, MI - 1995; Randolph, WI - 2001; Edgerton, MN - 2012; Pofessor, PRC Seminary - Sept. 2017

Active (L-Z)

  • Rev. Nathan Langerak (Wife: Carrie) Ordained: December 2007 Pastorates: South Holland, IL (now Crete, IL) - 2007
  • Rev. William A. Langerak (Wife: Karen) Ordained: September 2003 Pastorates: Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI - 2003
  • Rev. James Laning (Wife: Margaret) Ordained: September, 1997 Pastorates: Hope, Walker, MI - 1997; Hull, IA - July 2010
  • Rev. Andrew Lanning (Wife: Stephanie) Ordained: September 2006 Pastorates: Faith, Jenison, MI - 2006; Minister-on-Loan to CERC, Singapore through Grandville PRC - November, 2012
  • Rev. Dennis Lee (Wife: Foong Ling) Ordained: April 2006 Pastorates: Edgerton, MN - 2006; Bethel, Roselle, IL - July 2010
  • Rev. Jonathan Mahtani (Wife: Keri) Ordained: November 2011 Pastorates: Cornerstone, Dyer, IN - November 2011
  • Rev. John Marcus (Wife: Amy) Ordained: December 2005 Pastorates: First, Edmonton, Alberta - 2005
  • Rev. Martyn McGeown Ordained: 2010 Pastorates: Missionary-pastor in Limerick, Ireland for the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland - 2010.
  • Rev. Thomas Miersma (Wife: Jan) Ordained: October 1982 Pastorates: First, Edmonton, AB - 1982; Western Home Misisonary - 1994; Immanuel, Lacombe, AB - 2009
  • Rev. David Overway (Wife: Rebecca) Ordained: September 2002 Pastorates: Covenant, Wyckoff, NJ - 2002; Doon, IA - 2005
  • Rev. Justin Smidstra (Wife: Kelly)  Ordained: October 2017 Pastorates: First PRC, Holland - Oct. 2017
  • Rev. Richard J. Smit (Wife: Tricia) Ordained: September 1996 Pastorates: Doon, IA - 1996; Immanuel, Lacombe, AB - 2004; Missionary to the Philippines (Doon PRC) - 2009; First PRC, Grand Rapids - April, 2015
  • Rev. Audred Spriensma (Wife: Alva) Ordained: January 1981 Pastorates: Atwood, MI CRC - 1981; Bethany, S.Holland, IL CRC - 1984; Grandville, MI - 1992; Missionary to the Philippines - 2002; Kalamazoo, MI - 2007; Byron Center, MI - 2010
  • Rev. Clayton Spronk (Wife: Allison)  Ordained: September 2007 Pastorates: Peace, Lansing, IL - 2007; Faith PRC - Nov., 2014
  • Rev. Angust Stewart (Wife: Mary) Ordained - 2001 Pastorates: Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Ballymena, Northern Ireland - 2001
  • Rev. Ronald Van Overloop (Wife: Sue) Ordained: October 1972 Pastorates: Hope, Walker, MI - 1972; Home Missionary (AL) - 1979; Bethel, Roselle, IL - 1989; Georgetown, Hudsonville, MI - 1994; Byron Center, MI - 2004; Grace, Standale, MI - 2008
  • Rev. Martin VanderWal (Wife: Tricia) Ordained: September 1997 Pastorates: Wyckoff, NJ - 1997; Hope, Redlands, CA - 2002; Wingham, ON - April 2011

Emeritus

  • Rev. Wayne Bekkering (Wife: Phyllis) Ordained: October 1972 Pastorates: Randolph, WI - 1972; Trinity, Houston, TX - 1977; Faith, Jenison, MI - 1984; Pella, IA - 1989; Missionary to Ghana, W.Africa - 2001 Emeritus: 2005
  • Prof. Robert Decker (Wife: Marilyn) Ordained: October 1965 Pastorates: Doon, IA - 1965; South Holland, IL - 1969; Professor at the Protestant Reformed Seminary - 1973 Emeritus: 2006
  • Rev. Arie denHartog (Wife: Sherry) Ordained: October 1974 Pastorates: Wyckoff, NJ - 1974; Foreign Missionary, Singapore - 1979; Randolph, WI - 1987; Redlands, CA - 1990; Minister-on-Loan, Singapore - 2001; Southwest, Grandville, MI - 2005; emeritus, Dec.31, 2016
  • Prof.David J. Engelsma (Wife: Ruth) Ordained: September 1963 Pastorates: Loveland, CO - 1963; South Holland, IL - 1974; Professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary - 1988; Emeritus - 2008
  • Prof. Herman Hanko (Wife: Wilma) Ordained: October 1955 Pastorates: Hope, Walker, MI - 1955; Doon, IA - 1963; Professor to the Protestant Reformed Seminary - 1965 Emeritus: 2001
  • Rev. Ronald Hanko (Wife: Nancy) Ordained: November 1979 Pastorates: Wyckoff, NJ - 1979; Trinity, Houston, TX - 1986; Missionary to N.Ireland - 1993; Lynden, WA - 2002; Emeritus October 15, 2017
  • Rev. Steven R. Houck Ordained: September 1979 Pastorates: Home Missionary (Hope PRC, Walker) - 1979; Peace, Lansing, IL - 1990 Emeritus: 2009
  • Rev Jason Kortering (Wife: Jeannette) Ordained: September 1960 Pastorates: Hull, IA - 1960; Hope, Walker, MI - 1966; Hull, IA - 1970; Hope, Redlands, CA - 1976; Loveland, CO - 1979; Grandville, MI - 1984; Minister-on-Loan (Hope PRC, Walker, MI), Singapore - 1992 Emeritus: 2002
  • Rev. Rodney G. Miersma (Wife: Sharon) Ordained: September 1971 Pastorates: Hope, Isabel, SD - 1971; Pella, IA - 1978; First, Holland, MI - 1981; Wellington, NZ - 1987; Immanuel, Lacombe, AB - 1996; Foreign Missionary to Ghana, W.Africa - 2003; Loveland, CO - 2006 Emeritus: 2010  
  • Rev. James Slopsema (Wife: Joan) Ordained: September 1974 Pastorates: First, Edgerton, MN - 1974; Randolph, WI - 1982; Hope, Walker, MI - 1986; First, Grand Rapids, MI - 1995; Emeritus, July 2014
  • Rev. G. Van Baren (Wife: Clara) Ordained: October, 1956 Pastorates: Doon, IA - 1956; Randolph, WI - 1962; First, Grand Rapids, MI - 1965; Hudsonville, MI - 1977; Loveland, CO - 1994 Emeritus: 1999
  • Rev. Bernard Woudenberg (Wife: Fran) Ordained: October 1956 Pastorates: Creston, Grand Rapids, MI - 1956; First, Edgerton, MN - 1960; Lynden, WA - 1965; Kkalamazoo, MI - 1976 Emeritus: 1996

Deceased (Necrology)

  • Rev. Peter Breen (Wife: Pauline) Ordained: 1952 Pastorates: Corinth Reformed, Byron Center, MI - 1952; Fremont (MI) Reformed - 1957; Calvary Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI - 1967; 4th Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI - 1979; Orthodox Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI - 1984; Emeritus from RCA - 1984; Admission to the ministry…
  • Rev. Cornelius Hanko was born to Herman and Jennie (nee Burmania) Hanko on May 19, 1907 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He received his heartfelt desire when the Lord in His mercy took him to glory on Monday, March 14, in the year of our Lord 2005.        Rev. Hanko was baptized…
  • Rev. Robert C. Harbach (1914-1996) was born in Riverdale, MD on July 27, 1914. He graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1955 and was ordained in October of that year.  He served congregations in Lynden, Washington (1955-1963), Kalamazoo, Michigan (1963-1974), and as Home Missionary (1974-1979).  He retired from the…
  • Rev. John A. Heys was born on March 16, 1910 in Grand Rapids, MI. He was ordained and installed into the ministry at Hope, Walker, MI in 1941.  He later served at Hull, Iowa beginning in 1955.  In 1959 he accepted the call to serve the South Holland, IL Protestant…
  • Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965) was born in Groningen, the Netherlands on March 13, 1886 and passed away in Grand Rapids, MI on September 2, 1965. He attended the Theological School of the Christian Reformed Church and was ordained into the minitry in September of 1915. "H.H." is considered one of the…
  • Homer C. Hoeksema was born in Grand Rapids, MI on January 30, 1923.  He was the second son of Herman Hoeksema and born during the turmoil of the Common Grace controversy which led to the formation of the Protestant Reformed Churches. He graduated from Calvin College and then the Protestant…
  • Rev. Dale H. Kuiper (Wife: Velerie nee Miersma) Ordained: September 1967 Pastorates: Randolph, WI - 1967; Pella, IA - 1970; Home Missionary - 1974; Lynden, WA - 1976; Hope, Isabel, SD - 1985; Immanuel, Lacombe, AB - 1987; Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI - 1992 Emeritus: 2003 Taken to glory: Sept.21,…
  • Rev. Henry H. Kuiper was born in Corsica, SD on July 4, 1905 and graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1934. He was ordained and installed into the ministry at Orange City, Iowa in September of 1934.  He served in the Protestant Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa from…
  • Rev. George Lanting was born on July 28, 1922 in Lansing, Illinois.  Following high school, he served his country with the U.S. Navy during W.W.II in the South Pacific.      He was ordained and installed in the ministry in October 1953 at Grand Haven, Michigan Protestant Reformed Church.  In 1959…
  • Rev. George Lubbers (1909-2001) was born in Blendon Township, MI on August 6, 1909. He graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1934 and was ordained in September of that year.  He served in the following churches:     Doon, Iowa (1934-1937)    Pella, Iowa (1937-1943)    Randolph, Wisconsin (1944-1950)    Creston, Grand Rapids,…
  • Rev. George M. Ophoff (1891-1962) was botn in Grand Rapids, MI on January 25, 1891. He attened the Theological School of the Christian Reformed Church and was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Church in September of 1921.  He served in the following churches: Hope Christian Reformed Church,…
  • Rev. Marinus Schipper was born in Holland, MI on February 8, 1906. He graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary and was ordained and installed into the ministry at the Grand Haven, MI Protestant Reformed Church in January, 1937.  From there, he went to Second (now: Southwest) Protestant Reformed Church of…
  • Rev. Herman Veldman (1908-1997) was born in Chicago, IL on April 22, 1908. He attended the Protestant Reformed Seminary, graduating in 1932.  He was ordained into the ministry in September of that year. He served in the following Protestant Reformed Churches: Pella, Iowa - 1932-37Creston, Grand Rapids, Michigan - 1937-41Kalamazoo,…
  • Rev. William Verhil was the first of the Protestant Reformed pastors to pass away to glory at the age of 51 years (1892-1943).  He was born in Watergraafsmeer, the Netherlands on January, 1892. He attended the PRC Seminary and was ordained in September 1927. Rev. W. Verhil served the following…
  • Rev. Gerrit Vos was born in Sassenheim, the Netherlands on November 1, 1894. He died in Hudsonville, Michigan on July 23, 1968. Rev. G. Vos received instruction in the PR Seminary and was ordained into the ministry in September 1927. He served churches in Sioux Center, Iowa (1927-1929); Hudsonville, Michigan…

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