FEARLESS FAMILY OF CHURCHES

STAFF & LEADERS

We are a group of Christ followers that are called to proclaim Jesus and help others do the same.  Together we work under a set of values that focus us and point us in the same direction.

  • Christ In You, Then Through You: Be transformed by who you are in Christ in a way that moves you to transform and bring health to your relationships and environments
  • Stronger Together: Become stronger together by forming authentic relationships founded on trust.
  • Live The Vision: To embody the Fearless DNA in a way that fosters a culture of Kingdom minded disciple makers
  • Pray Like It Depends On God: Constantly engage in effective prayer for the health and direction of the ministry and the advancement of the Kingdom.
  • Work Like It Depends On Us: Work in such a way that God would claim it as His own.
  • Pursue Innovation and Embrace Change: Thinking through new ideas and risking failure so that we are continually improving.
Kevin Pike

Senior Pastor, Fearless Family of Churches, Email Kevin

Aaron Brown

Lead Pastor, Third Coast Community Church, Email Aaron

Aaron Westhouse

Church Planter, Email Aaron

Cory Potter

Lead Pastor, Cultivate Community Church, Email Cory

Scott Potter

Executive Pastor, Fearless Family of Churches, Email Scott

RIDGE POINT STAFF

Mary Jo Busscher

Missional Life Coordinator, Email Mary Jo

Cathy Dreyer

Childrens Ministry Pastor, Email Cathy

Vicki Ekdom

Weekend Gathering Ministry Assistant, Email Vicki

Alex Faga

Custodial Cleaning Coordinator, Email Alex

Caroline Kammeraad

Children's Ministry Coordinator, Email Caroline

Sam Kiebach

Campus Service Custodian

Mick Knoll

Discipleship Coordinator, Email Mick

Derek Laird

Student Ministry Pastor, Email Derek

Tonya Lichti

Operations Pastor, Email Tonya

Wayne Major

Maintenance/Grounds Facilities Assistant, Email Wayne

Moses Mares

Weekend Gathering Pastor, Email Moses

India Miller

Creation Ridge Custodian, Email India

Greg Muzzey

Campus Services Assistant, Email Greg

Leo Ojeda

Associate Worship Director, Email Leo

Justin Pake

Campus Service Custodian, Email Justin

Jaysen Perkins

Cafe Director, Email Jaysen

Hannah Post

Student Ministry Coordinator, Email Hannah

Amy Roellin

Executive Assistant, Email Amy

Dana Santora

Campus Service Custodian, Email Dana

Lindsay Schramm

Community Life Pastor, Email Lindsay

Tammy Tamminga

Facilties Director, Email Tammy

Dan TenBrink

Technical Assistant, Email Dan

Karen VanHaitsma

Groups Coordinator, Email Karen

Duc Vuong

Technical Director, Email Duc

Megan Zimmerman

Office Coordinator, Email Megan

Josh Zoerhof

Teaching Pastor, Email Josh

CULTIVATE STAFF

Sarah Boeve

Volunteer Coordinator, Email Sarah

Justin Kolean

Worship Pastor, Email Justin

Kari Ledebuhr

Children Ministry Coordinator, Email Kari

Ami Rietema

Groups and Discipleship Coordinator, Email Ami

Jason Scoles

Cultivate Family Life Pastor, Email Jason

Stefanie VanderKooi

Executive Administrative Assistant and Care & Support Coordinator, Email Stefanie

THIRD COAST STAFF

Amanda Head

Facilities & Grounds Coordinator, Email Amanda

Roxeet Hernandez

Volunteer Coast Kids Coordinator, Email Roxeet

Sue VanDuren

Administrative Assistant, Email Sue

FEARLESS FAMILY STAFF

Tamara Edgerton

Operations Assistant, Email Tamara

Ben Folkert

Finance Assistant, Email Ben

Renee LaVere

Communications Coordinator, Email Renee

Robyne Magee

Fearless Residency & Movement Assistant, Email Robyne

Karen Wedeven

Finance Coordinator, Email Karen

LEAD ELDERS

Lead Elders provide visionary leadership through the leading of the Holy Spirit for the spiritual and physical well being of our Fearless Network of Churches and members.

The Board of Elders is given ultimate responsibility and authority to see that our churches remain on a true course biblically, that its members are being appropriately shepherded, that the body is being fed through insightful and accurate biblical teaching, and that the life of the Church is being well managed with the assistance of other competent and godly leaders.

Kate Steenwyk

Chair of the Lead Elders, Fearless Family of Churches

Verne Bush

Vice Chair, Fearless Family of Churches

Brent Walbridge

Kevin Pike

Senior Pastor, Fearless Family of Churches

Roger Johnson

Amy Aernouts

Kurt Rietema

D'Anna Springer

Anna White

Doug Stob

Eric Almdale

Supporting Relationships
The Lead Elders work in coordination with the Board of Directors, Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provide the operational framework for the staff and Fearless members to carry out our vision to Make Disciples, Develop Leaders and Plant Churches.
Brian Slagh

Board Chair of Directors, Fearless Family of Churches

Scott Lubbers

Vice Chair, Fearless Family of Churches

Scott Potter

Executive Pastor, Fearless Family of Churches

Jessica Hoekstra

Treasurer

Doug Stob

Brad Siegers

John Parker

Tonya Lichti

Pastor of Operations, Fearless Family of Churches

Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is delegated by the Lead Elder Board to oversee all staff policy, legal, financial and property owned by the Fearless Family of Churches.  As necessary, further delineation of responsibilities shall be determined by the Lead Elders.  The Board of Directors shall have whatever internal organization it deems appropriate to carry out its responsibilities and to fulfill any requirement necessary for them to act as legal representatives of the Fearless Family of Churches.  For the purpose of coordination and communication, the Board of Directors shall include elder representation and the minutes of all its meetings shall be shared with the Board of Elders and the Management Team.

Supporting Relationships

The Board of Directors reports directly to the Lead Elders Board.

Qualifications
  • A relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior that results in a life lived in obedience to the will of God as described in the Bible.
  • A life that reflects the values of our Fearless Churches “Mission and Vision Statements”
  • Spiritual gifts of administration and leadership
  • Non-staff member, except for Senior Pastor (as an Elder) and the Executive Pastor
  • Extensive marketplace experience
  • Meet the leadership qualifications as summarized in 1 Tim 3:8-12
  • Must be a “Fearless Follower” of one of the Fearless Network Churches

Shepherding Elders

A Shepherding Elder represents the church in matters within the community that require the authority and care of the Elders. The Shepherding Elder will mainly be called upon to aid people in their spiritual journey.

Ridge Point

Diane Slenk

Diane Slenk

Patricia Breuker

Patricia Breuker

Belva Brieve

Belva Brieve

Jack Brieve

Jack Brieve

Allen Busscher

Allen Busscher

Greg Denton

Greg Denton

James Deur

James Deur

Marcia Deur

Marcia Deur

Philip Elzinga

Philip Elzinga

Keith Gebben

Keith Gebben

Arthur Haan

Arthur Haan

Barbara Hulsman

Barbara Hulsman

Paul Jager

Paul Jager

Michael Knoll

Michael Knoll

David LaHaie

David LaHaie

Amy Martinie

Amy Martinie

Debra Riemersma

Debra Riemersma

Pam VanderZwaag

Pam VanderZwaag

David Meeuwsen

David Meeuwsen

Cultivate

Michael Brinks

Michael Brinks

Sandy Brinks

Sandy Brinks

Mark Folkert

Mark Folkert

Mary Folkert

Mary Folkert

Keith Hulsman

Keith Hulsman

Carol Brinks

Carol Brinks

Joyce Walters

Joyce Walters

Duane Joostberns

Duane Joostberns

Lisa Kramer

Lisa Kramer

Pam Ashley

Pam Ashley

Ron Brinks

Ron Brinks

Mike Peters

Mike Peters

Julie Peters

Julie Peters

Brian Matheny

Brian Matheny

Diane Hunter

Diane Hunter

Third Coast

Debi Parker

Debi Parker

Steve Parker

Steve Parker

Doug Schreur

Doug Schreur

Responsibilities
Responsibilities:

  • Pray consistently for the Fearless Family community, giving input on the spiritual health of the churches.
  • Meet with Fearless Followers needing spiritual comfort due to physical loss, illness, death, disease, etc.
  • Provide pastoral guidance and verses of comfort as appropriate.
  • Meet with Fearless Followers who are in need of spiritual rebuke or correction due to doctrinal error or sin patterns. Seek restoration of fellowship in the body.
  • Meet with Fearless Followers who have disputes with other members of the body.
  • Participate in Healing Prayer services during weekends and ongoing weekend prayer requests of members.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing Shepherding Elder training modules.

Time Investment: 1-3 hours per week                                   Commitment: 2 years

Supporting Relationships
Supporting Relationships: Being empowered by Lead Elders, the Shepherding Elders provide support to the church body with guidance from the Care & Support Ministry Staff.
Qualifications
Qualifications:

Character: A Shepherding Elder meets Biblical qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and is committed to the ministry of the Fearless Family of Churches. Supports and believes in the Fearless mission and statement of belief. Shows a desire to share their faith story and help others come into a relationship with Jesus and facilitate spiritual growth.

Chemistry: Has a desire to be supportive to other team members and the faith community by showing flexibility, cooperation and teach-ability.

Competency: Possesses the gifts needed to carry out the role and has a willingness to continually learn and practice best practices. Shows a desire to invite, equip and empower others to join in serving.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of three years of attendance and service within Fearless Family of Churches
  • Completion of Rooted and active in the ministry
  • Completion Shepherding Elder training modules