Our Missionaries

Vriesland supports 12 long-term missionaries and various short term missionaries.
These are people who have dedicated their lives to intentionally serving and loving others in the name of Jesus Christ nationally and overseas. Some of the missionaries we support have stepped out on their own, lead only by God's voice, and others have heard God's call to partner with ministries already in action.

It is not safe to give out certain names or locations for all of our missionaries. However check below to see some of our missionaries, and their organization links or brief bios.

*All Missionary bios have been given to us personally or copied from their public website.

Chris & Debbie Klynstra


Mission Aviation Fellowship

Chris and Debbie Klynstra, along with their children Sarah and Benjamin, are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Papua, Indonesia. They desire to be part of what God is doing around the world and to invest their time here on earth to ...

Dan & Heidi Smith


Paradise Bound Ministries

David & Char Alexander


serving overseas with the RCA

Charlene Bos and David Alexander met in Taiwan in 1976 while serving as RCA volunteers. They were married four years later, and returned to Taiwan in 1982 as career missionaries. Currently, Char teaches English at Chang Jung Christian University, ...

Dirk & Salien Kievit


Wycliffe Bible Translators

DJ TerHaar


Shepard's Staff Missionaries

DJ is a missionaries at Shepherd's Staff Conference and Retreat Center in Rexford, KS. This is a small town in the Northwest corner of Kansas, less than 1 hour away from Colorado and Nebraska.

Shepherd's Staff is designed to be a Retreat Center ...

Jake Tornga


serving with IAFR

Jacob works with IAFR - Internation Association for Refugees. IAFR is helping people survive and recover from forced displacement.

Jeff & Chelsea Lampen


Serving with New Horizons Foundation with the RCA

In Lupeni, Romania, the Lampens will serve with New Horizons Foundation, which empowers Romanian young people to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God through adventure education and youth groups.  Jeff will write curriculum for youth ...

Joshua & Nicoly Vis



The increasingly complex conflict in Israel/Palestine causes pain for Palestinians and Israelis as both sides too readily resort to violence. The Palestinian Christian community, an agent of reconciliation in the conflict, is declining quickly and ...

Linn Geegh Gann


serving overseas with the RCA

The Church of South India is comprised of more than 4 million members, most of whom are Dalits (people previously referred to as the "untouchables"). As a mission consultant, Linn Gann builds bridges between the Church of South India, RCA churches, ...

Steve & LeighAnn DenHartog


serving with Bridge Ministries of Laredo, Texas

"We have served as missionaries in Mexico, just south of Guadalajara where we taught at a missionary school and worked in a shelter for abused and abandoned boys.  We are now serving on the U.S./Mexico border in Laredo, TX where we have started a ...

Teddie Turrentine


working with Grace Ministries

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. - 1 Peter 4:10