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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.

Michelle Brummel - executive assistant

Michelle Brummel

Executive Assistant

Brian Catlett - congregational care pastor

Brian Catlett

Congregational Care Pastor

Kristi Chapin - students ministry assistant

Kristi Chapin

Students Ministry Assistant

Stacy Dejonge - kids ministry assistant

Stacy DeJonge

Kids Ministry Assistant

Tracy Dicocco - special needs coordinator

Trace DiCocco

Special Needs Coordinator

Angela Douglas - babies weekend coordinator

Angela Douglass

Babies Weekend Coordinator

Ashlee Eiland - formation and preaching pastor

Ashlee Eiland

Associate Pastor

Delwin Eiland - worship pastor

Delwin Eiland

Worship Pastor

Laurie Gordon - office manager

Laurie Gordon

Office Manager

Nicole Grasmeyer - echo pastor

Nicole Grasmeyer

Echo Pastor (6th-8th Grade)

Terry Grooters Jr - facilities support

Terry Grooters, Jr

Facilities Support

Troy Hatfield - associate pastor

Troy Hatfield

Associate Pastor

Dan Johnson - production technology director and facilities director

Dan Johnson

Production Technology Director and Facilities Director

Amie Jo Kreitzer - hospitality manager

Amie Jo Kreitzer

Hospitality Manager

Holly Kroeze - communications director

Holly Kroeze

Communications Director

Kyle Lake - anthem and family life pastor

Kyle Lake

Anthem (9th-12th grade) and Family Life Pastor

Christine Mutch - community mobilization pastor

Christine Mutch

Community Mobilization Pastor

Tim Nelson - formation pastor

Tim Nelson

Formation Pastor

Jan Polinskey - facilities support

Jan Polinskey

Facilities Support

Jaime Powell - elementary pastor

Jaime Powell

Elementary Pastor

Kenton Sanders - director of operations

Kenton Sanders

Director of Operations

Kortlyn Shoemaker - early childhood pastor

Kortlyn Shoemaker

Early Childhood Pastor

Beth Van Dyke

Finance Manager

Holly Vanderyacht - community life and congregational care assistant

Holly VanderYacht

Community Life/Congregational Care Ministry Assistant

The Board of Elders

Meet the spiritual leaders who keep Mars Hill on track.

John Booy - elder and vice chair

John Booy

Elder [ Vice Chair ]

John has attended Mars Hill since 2004. He is the co-founder, administrator, and superintendent of The Potter’s House School, as well as a devoted father to his sons, Josh and Seth, daughter-in-law Kafui, and grandson, Dinesh. John has served on the boards...

Susan Lukaart - elder and chair

Susan Lukaart

Elder [ Chair ]

A member of Mars Hill since the very beginning, Susan strives to use her gifts and resources to join in God’s work, and centers her life around the mission of loving God and others. She’s never felt more alive than when she is expressing this in one of her...

Chris Palmer - elder and treasurer

Chris Palmer

Elder [ Treasurer ]

Chris, his wife, Sarah, and their two young children, Olivia [3] and Graham [1] have been part of Mars Hill Bible Church since moving from Colorado 4 years ago. Chris is a social entrepreneur with a professional background in impact-focused startups. He is...

Ryan Roff


Ryan Roff is a social entrepreneur with a passion for using business to create measurable change and social justice. He is the CEO and an owner of boldSOCKS in Grand Rapids, MI. He is also the co-founder of Statement Sockwear, an ethically manufactured sock...

Samual Bennet - elder

Bennett Samuel


Bennett Samuel is a clinical research nurse at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital working in the area of congenital heart disease. Born and raised in India, Bennett grew up in a region where only 2% of the population is Christian. His parents...

Lyn TenBrink - elder

Lyn TenBrink


When Lyn and her husband, Paul, attended the first service at Mars Hill with their 3 kids, their lives were forever changed. Sunday was no longer the end-all to their week but became a launch pad for living out their daily lives with family and friends as...

Dennis VanKampen - elder

Dennis VanKampen


Dennis VanKampen has served as a Kids Ministry Pastor at 2 churches, including Mars Hill. He spent 17 years in camp ministry and currently works as the CEO of Mel Trotter Ministries. Dennis is also an Adjunct Professor at Cornerstone University and earned...

Jenna Wierenga - elder

Jenna Wierenga


Born and raised in West Michigan, Jenna has been attending Mars Hill since it was in the hangar. During her college years, she volunteered in our Student Ministry, and is currently serving in our Babies ministry, as well as on the Formation + Care Sub-team....

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