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The Mars Hill Team

Put a name to a face and meet the people behind the scenes.

Mars Hill Staff

Meet the friendly faces committed to serving the Mars Hill community.

Brian Catlett

Care + Connection Pastor

Trace DiCocco

Embrace Director

Angela Douglass

Kids Pastor

Delwin Eiland - worship pastor

Delwin Eiland

Worship Pastor

Laurie Gordon

Office Manager

Nikki Grasmeyer

Students Pastor

Terry Grooters Jr - facilities support

Terry Grooters, Jr

Facilities Support

Troy Hatfield

Lead Pastor

Dan Johnson

Production Technology + Facilities Director

Denise Kingdom

Mobilization + Renewal Pastor

Holly Kroeze - communications director

Holly Kroeze

Creative Director

Kyle Lake

Family Life Pastor

Rob McAndrews

Assistant Tech Director [Mars Hill Grand Rapids]

Tim Nelson

Associate Pastor

Jan Polinskey - facilities support

Jan Polinskey

Facilities Support

Kenton Sanders - director of operations

Kenton Sanders

Director of Operations

Chad Thoreson

Kids Coordinator

Beth Van Dyke

Finance Manager

Holly Vanderyacht - community life and congregational care assistant

Holly VanderYacht

Community Life Ministry Assistant

The Board of Elders

Meet the spiritual leaders who keep Mars Hill on track.

Andy Allen


Andy is the current Director of Advancement at AYA Youth Collective [formerly HQ Grand Rapids]. He has attended Mars Hill since 2009 and has participated in Exegy, Short Circle Writing Groups, spent time as a Mars Hill intern, graduated from the Formation...

Sarah Christmann


Sarah and her husband, Dave, have been a part of Mars Hill for approximately 20 years. They came to Mars Hill at the urging of their teenage daughter, and have found a home here. They have been married for 38 years and have two adult children and two...

Jon Hess

Elder Co-Chair

Jon is a recently retired Law Enforcement Administrator and Executive serving West Michigan for 40 years. The bulk of his career [35 years] was spent with the Kent County Sheriff Department. Jon and his wife, Susan, live in Grandville and have attended Mars...

Deb Hoover


Deb and her husband, John, have been attending Mars Hill Bible Church since 2002 and are inspired by the vision of Mars Hill as a diverse people uniting to be a Jesus people for the sake of the world. Deb has been deeply blessed by being a Torah Club member...

Macky Johnson


February 7, 1999 found Macky and her husband, Bob, sitting in grey chairs at the first Gathering of Mars Hill. Since that day she has been active as a participant, leader, and volunteer. 

A life-long learner and avid reader, her soul finds a home...

Kate Neckers

Elder Co-Chair

Kate has attended Mars Hill for many years. For her, it’s been a place that is constantly surprising her with invitations to seek deeper communion with God. 

She’s been involved with various ministries over the years, and was part of the...

Leslea White


Leslea came to Christ nearly 50 years ago. Through the years, she has been committed to the local church in various ways, including as a teacher in kids ministries and as a leader/host of adult small groups in her home. Most recently, she has served and...

John Zacharias


John and Susie have been at Mars Hill for about eight years now. He has two grown children, Spencer [+ Danielle] and Kate. He has spent his career in the industrial automation field, graduating as an engineer from Michigan Tech and working at Rockwell...

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