Leadership



Our leadership consists of our Senior Leadership Team, Elders, ministry staff and volunteers. Paul says in Romans 12: "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Each member of our church body is important, from our Lead Pastor to our willing and kind-hearted volunteers to the small children who praise Jesus each week here.


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Pastor Craig Rees

Lead Pastor


Pastor Craig Rees is the Lead Pastor of Central Wesleyan Church. Before moving to Holland, Craig served as the Lead Pastor of South Tampa Fellowship, a multisite church in Tampa, Florida (2008-14). Common to both the Holland and Tampa churches is a passion for the Gospel and a commitment to missional generosity. Before moving to the USA, he served as Senior Pastor of the International Baptist Church of Hamburg, Germany (2001-2007). He has been extremely active in the mission field, speaking at international missions conferences as well as leading hundreds of people on weeks-long mission trips.

Born in Bridgend, Wales, Craig holds a Diploma in Evangelism, Bachelor of Arts in Theology (with Honors) and a Master of Theology Degree from the London School of Theology, formerly London Bible College. He has been married to his wife Wibke (vib´kä) for over two decades. They have six children: Allysa, Alec, Jonas, Jordan, Anmerose and Jayden.

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Pastor Mike McKay

Executive Pastor


Mike McKay is the Executive Pastor of Ministries at Central. Shortly after Mike and his family began attending Central in 1996, he became the Facilities Director. As Facilities Director, Mike served as the staff liaison for the construction of the Worship Center in 2001.

Prior to working at Central, Mike spent 17 years working for Weyerhaeuser Company, living in Seattle, Charlottesville, VA, and Taylor, MI. His last role was as the General Manager of Shemin Nurseries, a wholesale nursery business.

Mike has a BS in Agricultural Engineering, and is a passionate SPARTAN! Mike was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 2013. His passion is building teams, and reaching the world that Jesus loves, especially those who have yet to know his love and redemption.

Mike met his wife, Anne, in Virginia and they were married in 1989. Anne is a Nurse Practioner at Holland Hospital. They have three young adult children - Ian, Abbie and Kiernan. In his spare time, he can be found year-round on his road bike (bicycle!) or outdoors.

Hint: If you've ever got a spare hour, you should ask Pastor Mike about building ice rinks ... he's built one every year for the last 11 years!

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Pastor Lynn Bruce

Pastor of Operations


Pastor Lynn Bruce is the Executive Pastor of Operations at Central Wesleyan Church. On staff since 1991 he has worn many hats while serving at Central. Prior to being called to serve at Central Wesleyan, Pastor Lynn was lead Pastor at the Hartford City Wesleyan Church in Indiana. He also served as Executive Director of the International Wesleyan Youth Conventions for the Wesleyan Church for many years and was the District Youth Pastor in the Indiana North District of the Wesleyan Church. Those experiences along with his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and Masters in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University give him a unique gift of blending the pastors heart for preaching and teaching with Jesus' command to live and serve generously. Sharing his love to preach and teach has given him great joy to serve churches not only in the US but around the world. He has served on many District Boards with the Wesleyan Church and continues to be highly involved in the West Michigan District. Lynn has been married to his wife Cheryl for over 40 years. They have three married sons Brandon (Jennifer), Brock (Denise), and Brad (Julie) and have seven amazing grandchildren.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Kim Fowler

Creative Arts Director
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Micah Kephart

Missions Pastor
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Travis Rea

Discipleship Pastor
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Steve Spitters

Student Pastor
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Steve Norman

Teaching Pastor

ELDERS



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    Jason Adams

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    Sue Auchtung

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    Mark Ebbers

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    Larry Erlandson

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    John Faber

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    Darrel Turner

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    Robb Veltema

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    Kelly Weener

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    Don Wilkinson

STAFF



Laurie

Adams Laurie

ASSIMILATION AND GROWTH COORDINATOR
Karen

Alderink Karen

WORSHIP ARTS ASSISTANT
Josiah

Barber Josiah

AUDIO ENGINEER
Lesa

Batema Lesa

WOMEN'S & MARRIED LIFE ASSISTANT
Jessica

Berens Jessica

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Tyler

Berens Tyler

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
Johnson

Bette Johnson

SENIOR ADULTS ASSISTANT
Kurt

Bouwman Kurt

FACILITIES
Kay

Busscher Kay

ELEMENTARY COORDINATOR
Anne

Chanski Anne

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Jaimie

Cowen Jaimie

STUDENT MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Dwayne

Dreyer Dwayne

FACILITIES DIRECTOR
Tracy

Dykstra Tracy

LOCAL MISSIONS ASSISTANT
Laura

Ebbers Laura

ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Renata

Ellis Renata

KIDS HOPE DIRECTOR
Nikki

Fleming Nikki

ASSISTANT TO THE LEAD PASTOR
Bre

Harris Bre

WORSHIP LEADER
Debbie

Heiser Debbie

SPECIAL NEEDS COORDINATOR
Brea

Heneveld Brea

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESIDENT
Dawn

Heneveld Dawn

GUEST SERVICES COORDINATOR
Deb

Hogenmiller Deb

FACILITIES
Larry

Johnson Larry

SENIOR ADULTS PASTOR
Jordan

Kizewski Jordan

HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR
Ethan

Lampe Ethan

DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY MINISTRY
Hannah

Lampe Hannah

WORSHIP LEADER
Molly

Latchaw Molly

MISSIONS DIRECTOR
Cristina

Llanos Cristina

CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR
Kathy

Lohman Kathy

FACILITIES
Laryn

Lohman Laryn

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANT
Nate

Marialke Nate

WORSHIP ARTS PASTOR
Caleb

Maxon Caleb

CARE AND CELEBRATE RECOVERY RESIDENT
Brenda

Midema Brenda

BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT
Kathlyn

Miller Kathlyn

CREATIVE ARTS ADMIN
Xiamary

Moreno Xiamary

SPIRITUAL FORMATION RESIDENT
Vickie

Overway Vickie

FACILITIES
Sandee

Reddy Sandee

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Wibke

Rees Wibke

CELEBRATE RECOVERY COORDINATOR
Mason

Rosado Mason

SPIRITUAL FORMATION RESIDENT
Colton

Schaap Colton

FACILITIES
Lisa

Speelman Lisa

GATHERING GROUNDS COORDINATOR
Jennifer

Stohler Jennifer

COMMUNITY CARE ADMINISTRATOR
Becky

Tilton Becky

BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT
Joel

Torres Joel

WORSHIP RESIDENT
Kristi

VanDyk Kristi

PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
Paul

VanDyk Paul

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jen

Vera Jen

CELEBRATE RECOVERY ADMIN
Randy

Walters Randy

FACILITIES COORDINATOR
Lisa

Wilkinson Lisa

COMMUNITY GROUPS COORDINATOR
Nick

Wolters Nick

MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR
Lance

Young Lance

YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR
Elise

Zuber Elise

COMMUNITY CARE COORDINATOR/THE LANDING COORDINATOR
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