Leadership



Our leadership consists of our Executive Team, Elders, Deacons and other staff. 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 Senior 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, I hold 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. I have been married to wife Wibke (vib´kä) for over two decades. We 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 for over 24 years 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 involved in the West Michigan District. Lynn has been married to his wife Cheryl for 37 years. They have three married sons Brandon (Jennifer), Brock (Denise), and Brad (Julie) and have six 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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Melinda Priest

Community & Care Pastor
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Steve Spitters

Student Pastor
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Steve Norman

Teaching Pastor

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    Jason Adams

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    Londa Alderink

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    Sue Auchtung

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    Mark Ebbers

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    Dan Kapenga

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    Jack Lynn

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    Darrel Turner

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    Robb Veltema

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    Kelly Weener

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    Laurie Adams

    Assimilation and Growth Coordinator
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    Karen Alderink

    Worship Arts Assistant
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    Lesa Batema

    Women's & Married Life Assistant
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    Jessica Berens

    Digital Marketing Manager
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    Tyler Berens

    Network Administrator
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    Kurt Bouwman

    Facilities
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    Kay Busscher

    Elementary Coordinator
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    Jaimie Campbell

    Student Ministry Assistant
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    Anne Chanski

    Communications Director
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    Dwayne Dreyer

    Facilities Director
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    Tracy Dykstra

    Local Missions Assistant
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    Laura Ebbers

    Assistant to the Executive Pastor
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    Renata Ellis

    Kids Hope Director
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    Nikki Fleming

    Assistant to the Lead Pastor
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    Kelly Green

    Staff Evangelist
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    Becca Harris

    Student Coordinator
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    Debbie Heiser

    Special Needs Coordinator
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    Dawn Heneveld

    Guest Services Coordinator
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    Deb Hogenmiller

    Facilities
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    Bette Johnson

    Senior Adults Assistant
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    Larry Johnson

    Senior Adults Pastor
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    Jordan Kizewski

    High School Pastor
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    Ethan Lampe

    Elementary & Playland Coordinator
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    Hannah Lampe

    Worship Leader
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    Molly Latchaw

    Missions Director
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    Cristina Llanos

    Custodial Supervisor
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    Laryn Lohman

    Technical Director Assistant
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    Nate Marialke

    Worship Arts Director
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    Brenda Miedema

    Business Office Assistant
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    Vickie Overway

    Facilities
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    Sandee Reddy

    Accounts Payable
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    Wibke Rees

    Celebrate Recovery Coordinator
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    Colton Schaap

    Facilities
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    Lisa Schoonveld

    Global Missions Assistant
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    Alissa Shabaz

    Care Coordinator
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    Lisa Speelman

    Gathering Grounds Coordinator
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    Becky Tilton

    Business Office Assistant
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    Joel Torres-Negron

    Next Gen Worship Leader
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    Kristi Van Dyk

    Preschool Coordintaor
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    Paul VanDyke

    Technical Director
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    Jennifer Vera

    First Impressions and Event Assistant
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    Randy Walters

    Facilities Coordinator
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    Lisa Wilkinson

    Community Groups Coordintaor
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    Nick Wolters

    Middle School Pastor
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    Lance Young

    Young Adults Pastor
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