Our Staff

Blaine Newhouse



Blaine joined staff in April 2016, after 5 years serving the church more broadly as Executive Director of Geneva Camp and Retreat Center and Coordinator for Local Missional Engagement for the Reformed Church in ...

Matt Rose


Pastor of Discipleship and Young Families

Matt joined staff as an associate pastor in June 2013, after spending three years eating lobster and cheering on the Boston Red Sox. He graduated from Gordon Conwell Seminary (north of Boston) with an M.Div degree. He is also a graduate of Hope ...

Josh Harrington


DIrector of Youth Ministries

Josh began working at Vriesland in 2008 as the Youth Ministry Intern.  As the years have progressed, he has taken on more responsibility and has stepped into the role of Youth Director. He handles the youth programs for 6th-12th grade at Vriesland ...

Gayle DeJong


Director of Children's Ministries

Gayle has been working at VRC for 20 years. She’s originally from Cadillac but has spent most of her life here in Holland. She has two adult children, Rob & Shana DeJong adn Mike & Krista VerHage and two granddaughters, Sierra and Camryn that ...

Esther Raterink


Business Administrator/Treasurer

Esther began working with the VRC’s finances back in 1991, beginning with the Benevolent and Building Funds. In August of 2010 she began managing most of the church’s finances. In July 2013 she transitioned into her current position, working three ...

Mary Jacobs


Office Administrator

Mary has worked at VRC as a Office Administrator/Secretary for 19 years. While at Vriesland, she has also served as a GEMS Leader, Youth Group Sponsor, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader, Kids Hope Mentor, VBS Teacher, Meal Ministry ...

Kristy Isenga


Main Building Custodian

Kristy has worked at Vriesland Church for 23 years as a Custodian in the Main Building.

Holly Sneller


Youth Building Custodian

Holly has worked at Vriesland Church for 4 years as a Custodian in the Youth Building. She is married to Les and has 5 children, Adam, Noel, Nicole, Brooke, and Brittney and 5 grandchildren, Kayla, Chloe, Emry, Sylvie, and Driztyn. Holly likes to ...