Our leadership consists of our Senior Leadership 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
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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SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Creative Arts Director
Community & Care Pastor
Londa has been attending Central for 20 years. Londa and her husband Kevin have been married for 17 years and have four children. Adeline is 16, Avery is 13, Merritt is 10, and Margaret is 7. She has been actively involved at Central. She has been involved in the Young Adult/Singles Ministry Leadership Team, Women's Board, Early Childhood Sunday School Classroom Facilitator, Early Childhood Wednesday Night Classroom Facilitator, Elementary Co-Teaching Leader Second Hour and Small Group Leader. At Bible Study Fellowship she has been a Young Adult Discussion Leader.
Jason has been attending Central for 6 years with his wife Laurie. Jason and Laurie have been married for 11 years and have two children, Noah (7) and Emma (5). Jason has the joy of serving in the following areas: Kid Central volunteer, Building and Ground Committee member, Deacon Board, Stronger Challenge Construction Team, and the Stronger Challenge Steering Team.
Sue has attended Central for 31 years. Their youngest was a baby when we visited Central one Sunday morning where we still worshiped in the gym. We never left.
Merv and Sue have been married 37 years. They have a blended family of four children, 3 daughters, and 1 son. They are blessed with 8 grandchildren. The kids live in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Holland so they travel a lot to visit them.
Sue's passion and ministry has been in helping marriages now for over 17 years. She helps with Restoring the Gift, as well as a young married small group to encourage couples to love each other and build strong marriages.
In her spare time, she loves date nights, spending time with family, playing euchre and traveling on the back of their motorcycle.
Mark has been attending Central for 27 years. He and his wife Laura have been married for 33 years. They have three married children; Joel and Kara Ebbers along with a little grandson who attends Central, Anna (Matt) Beck who like in Rock Island, IL, and Leah (Josh) Mugford who live in Barre, VT. Mark has served Central as a 5th-grade boys Sunday school class leader, coordinator of the 1st?5th grades large group worship and teacher. God gave him a passion for this area which led into more than 20 years of serving as a Worship and Large group leader. He has also been involved in some of the "majesty" programs, leading short circles, and other small group leadership roles. He was a team member involved with short-term mission experiences to St. Croix and Barbados.
Dan has been attending Central for 34 years. He and his wife Amanda have been married for 14 years. They have 3 biological children, son Malachi (10), daughter Korrayah (7), and Kreana (3). They are also foster parents. As a family, they enjoy movie nights and any outdoor activities. Dan has served at Central in Life Mates with Dave and Gayle Deur, on the Stronger Stewardship Team and in Children's Ministry.
Darrel has been attending Central for 18 years. He and his wife Jane have been married for 45 years. Darrel and Jane have two children: one son (Mark) and one daughter (Beth). They also have three granddaughters. Darrel has been a part of serving Central as an adult Sunday School teacher, small group leader, S.H.A.P.E. ministry coach, a Kids Hope Mentor and has served on 7 short?term mission trips.
I have been married to my wife Danielle Veltema for 6 years. We met here at Central through the Young Adult Ministry. We have 2 boys and enjoy hanging out with them and playing with them.
I have attended Central for 8 years. I have loved getting involved in Young Adult Ministry, and Bible study fellowship. In this stage of my journey I feel God calling me to serve as an Elder.
I am actively involved in my family?s storage business in Hudsonville. I strived to lead by example. To put Christ in the center of our business and our home.
For fun, Danielle, the boys and I enjoy time together outdoors. Our hobbies are camping, gardening and hiking.
I have been married to my wife Kristi for 28 years. We have four children. Two sons and two daughters. Just recently our oldest son and his wife gave birth to a little boy. This is our first grandchild. We are over the moon excited to watch our child become a parent and experience the blessing and miracle from God first hand.
My family and I have attended Central for 23 years. I have enjoyed serving in Sunday school kids ministry, Pioneer Boys, Global Missions, and I currently serve as an usher.
I am a lifelong resident of Holland. I graduated from Holland Christian and am a business owner of Topcraft Precision in Hudsonville.
In my spare time I enjoy boating, cycling, and forestry.
Jack has been attending Central for 37 years. He and his wife Michelle have been married for 33 years and have four children. Rachel, Brian who got married in May 2016 to Bri, Rebecca who is married to Brody and Hannah. He has served at Central in the Worship Ministries, Christmas Plunge, and bus driving.
Assimilation and Growth Coordinator
Worship Arts Assistant
Women's & Married Life Assistant
Digital Marketing Manager
Student Ministry Assistant
Lead Audio Engineer
Local Missions Assistant
Assistant to the Executive Pastor
Kids Hope Director
Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Special Needs Coordinator
Guest Services Coordinator
Middle School Coordinator
Senior Adults Assistant
Senior Adults Pastor
High School Pastor
Elementary & Playland Coordinator
Technical Director Assistant
Worship Arts Director
Business Office Assistant
Creative Arts Admin
Spiritual Formation Resident
Celebrate Recovery Coordinator
Global Missions Assistant
Gathering Grounds Coordinator
Business Office Assistant
Next Gen Worship Leader
Kristi Van Dyk
First Impressions and Event Assistant
Community Groups Coordintaor
Middle School Pastor
Young Adults Pastor
The Landing Coordinator
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