First Church Staff

The staff at First Church is dedicated to our mission of

bringing others to saving faith in Jesus Christ and making disciples that make disciples.

The church office is open 9-3, Monday-Thursday

Feel free to leave a voicemail any time at 616-772-9129 or email

If you have a pastoral care need when the church office is closed, the best way to contact one of our pastors is by calling our Pastoral Care line:


  • Josh Wall

    Lead Pastor

  • Michelle Van Den Berg

    Pastor of Care and Connecting

  • Jeff Kroondyk

    Director of Worship Arts

  • Josiah Huisman

    Director of Student Ministries and Spiritual Formation

  • Nicky McCleery

    Director of Children's Ministries

  • Dawn Lievense

    Office and Business Manager
  • Julie Chen

    Director of Communications

  • Norma Viening


  • Kirk Kamphuis

    Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor

  • Mike Boss

    Technology Director

  • Eli Ketchum

    Assistant Technology Director

  • Mark Minkus

    Church Accountant

  • Carlie Shults

    Wedding Coordinator

  • Mary Kingshott and Norma Jongsma

    Kids Hope Co-Directors