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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DWAYNE DREYER

FACILITIES DIRECTOR
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Kim Fowler

Creative Arts Director
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Molly Latchaw

Missions Pastor
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NATE MARIALKE

WORSHIP ARTS PASTOR
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Steve Norman

Teaching Pastor
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Steve Spitters

Student Pastor
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Travis Rea

Discipleship Pastor

ELDERS



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    Larry Erlandson

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    John Faber

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    Phil McDonald

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    Don Morren

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    Robb Veltema

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    Kelly Weener

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    Don Wilkinson

STAFF



Anne

Anne Chanski

SPIRITUAL FORMATION OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Becky

Becky Tilton

BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT
Bette

Bette Johnson

SENIOR ADULTS ASSISTANT
Bre

Bre Harris

WORSHIP LEADER
Brea

Brea Heneveld

MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Brenda

Brenda Midema

BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT
Brook

Brook Olson

Student Worship Leader
Caleb

Caleb Maxon

Care Resident
Cristina

Cristina Llanos

CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR
Dan

Dan Valentine

AVL Specialist
Dawn

Dawn Heneveld

GUEST SERVICES COORDINATOR
Deb

Deb Hogenmiller

FACILITIES
Debbie

Debbie Heiser

SPECIAL NEEDS COORDINATOR
Elise

Elise Zuber

COMMUNITY CARE COORDINATOR/THE LANDING COORDINATOR
Ethan

Ethan Lampe

DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY MINISTRY
Hannah

Hannah Lampe

WORSHIP LEADER
Jaimie

Jaimie Cowen

STUDENT MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Jen

Jen Vera

CELEBRATE RECOVERY ADMIN
Jennifer

Jennifer Stohler

COMMUNITY CARE ADMINISTRATOR
Jessica

Jessica Berens

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Josiah

Josiah Barber

AUDIO ENGINEER
Karen

Karen Alderink

WORSHIP ARTS ASSISTANT
Kathlyn

Kathlyn Miller

Creative Arts Project Manager
Kristi

Kristi VanDyk

PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
Kurt

Kurt Bouwman

FACILITIES
Larry

Larry Johnson

SENIOR ADULTS PASTOR
Laura

Laura Ebbers

ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Laurie

Laurie Adams

ASSIMILATION AND GROWTH COORDINATOR
Lesa

Lesa Batema

Large Group Coordinator
Lisa

Lisa Speelman

GATHERING GROUNDS COORDINATOR
Lisa

Lisa Wilkinson

COMMUNITY GROUPS COORDINATOR
Nick

Nick Wolters

MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR
Nikki

Nikki Fleming

ASSISTANT TO THE LEAD PASTOR
Paul

Paul VanDyk

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Sandee

Sandee Reddy

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Spencer

Spencer Olson

HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR
Tracy

Tracy Dykstra

LOCAL MISSIONS ASSISTANT
Tyler

Tyler Berens

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
Vickie

Vickie Overway

FACILITIES
Wibke

Wibke Rees

CELEBRATE RECOVERY COORDINATOR
Xiamary

Xiamary Moreno

SPIRITUAL FORMATION RESIDENT
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