Ty comes to us with over 23 years of full time youth ministry experience from Long Beach, California [his home state], Pella, Iowa and most recently from the north side of Holland where he has served as a youth pastor for 14 years. His passion in youth ministry is engaging students in experiences and projects that take the truth of God’s word and make it tangible in their every day life and the world they live in so they can liveCHRIST! When he’s not around the church, he’s spending time with this wife Dawn and daughters Ella and Megan. The family enjoys camping, hiking and exploring Michigan and won’t pass up a good ice cream shop! Ty loves to get out in his kayak, attempts fishing and is a big model train nerd.
Ken is a life long member of ORC and an elder for over 20 years, during which time he realized his gifts and love for caring for God's people at ORC. In 2007, he was hired on staff to lead Congregational Care. In 2013, he was led to further his call by enrolling in the Commissioned Pastor program of the RCA. Ken completed the program and was commissioned on April 17, 2016. He and his wife Nancee enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.
Kevin has been serving as Director of Music and Worship Arts at ORC since October of 2016. He studied Music and Worship Arts as well as Bible and Theology at Kuyper College. He plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Aside from his passion for God and seeing the church worship Him, Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors, running, and working with Lego's. Kevin has been married to Shanley since June 2017, and they have a dog named Gibbs.
Kristie and her family joined ORC in 2005. She and her husband Chris have been married for 29 years, have 2 adult children, and recently gained a daughter-in-law! In 2012, she was hired as a part-time secretary and continues to fulfill this ever changing position. In her spare time Kristie takes joy in spending time with their adult children, family, friends, and the family pets-3 British Labrador Retrievers, enjoying the great outdoors and gardening.
I have been married to Steve for over 20 years. We have 4 children: Matthew, Mikayla, Madison, and Makenze. We joined ORC in 2014. I began working part time as a secretary for ORC in Sept of 2015. I also work part time at Holland Hospital in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care settings. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, going for walks, reading, volunteering in my children's schools, volunteering for Special Education Ministries, and the 4 year old Kids Club at ORC.