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Our Leadership

ELDERS

God has blessed his church with the offices of elder and deacon. Through their ministry and leadership, Jesus Christ shepherds and cares for his people. Christ has blessed Redeemer Church by raising up men to serve in these leadership roles. Below are the men currently serving as elders at Redeemer Church.

Rev John Currie

Lead Pastor

John came to Redeemer in September of 2013 from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he served as Lecturer in Practical Theology and director of Student Development and Alumni Support. Prior to that he served as pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, PA, from 2001-2009, and from 1994-1999, of Grande Prairie Alliance Church in Alberta, Canada. He is a graduate of Peace River Bible Institute (BRE, 1991) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR, 2004), and currently is pursuing a D. Min. degree at Westminster. John and his wife Rhonda have two married sons and three grandchildren. John enjoys sports, movies, military history, leadership biographies, good coffee, and he’s never been known to turn down a sausage wrapped in bacon.

Jonathan Loerop

Associate Pastor

Jonathan came to Redeemer in May 2017 from Naples, Florida where he served Cypress Wood Presbyterian Church for almost 8 years and prior to that at Marco Presbyterian Church for 5 1/2 years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and his M.Div. from Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale. He is also trained as a biblical counselor and is pursuing his certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Jonathan married his best friend, Jessica, and they have three wonderful boys: Nathan, Andrew, and Timothy. Jonathan enjoys surfing, snowboarding, shooting, and sushi, but not because they all begin with “s,” though he also likes (home) schooling, skydiving, swimming, studying, sleeping, scavenger hunts, and, of course, spending time with his family.

Randy Baker

Elder | Class of 2019

Randy was ordained in 2011. He and his wife Dawn have nine children and live in Ada. Randy graduated from Calvin College and Albany Medical College and works as a surgeon. He enjoys playing the piano and singing gospel music with his family.

Duane Bras

Elder | Class of 2018

Duane was ordained as an elder in 2012. He is happily married to Beth. They have three adult children — Jonathan, Christine and Benjamin — and nine grandchildren. He is a graduate of Hope College and serves as the Controller at Micro Visions, Inc. Duane and Beth enjoy outdoor activities, time with children and grandchildren, good books, and traveling.

Steve Entingh

Elder | Class of 2019

Steve was ordained as an Elder in 2003. He is married and has three sons and two daughters. Steve works in the construction industry and likes to hike, paddle, bike, and camp.

Bryan Roodvoets

Elder | Class of 2019

Brian was ordained as an elder in 2016. He is happily married to Cindy and has three children. Bryan is a business owner.

Scottie Tiemersma

Elder | Class of 2020

Scottie was ordained as an elder at Redeemer OPC in 2014. He has been married to Karol  since 2000. Scottie is a delivery driver for a Michigan beverage company. He likes doing yard work, especially raking leaves in the Fall.

Jerry Timmis

Elder | Class of 2019

Jerry was ordained as an elder in 2016. He is married to his wife of 27 years and together have six children and four grandchildren. Jerry is a leader in the High Technology field in sales and business development. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves time with this family and building Christ-centered community.

Kent VanTimmeren

Elder | Class of 2019

Kent was ordained as an elder in 2016. He is married to Cheri and they have four grown daughters, Melissa, Rachel, Abigail, and Lydia.  Kent received a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Michigan University and is employed by Lacks Enterprises where he works as a cost estimator. Kent and Cheri also operate a small hop farm near Belding. Kent enjoys hunting, home brewing, and visiting his children and grandchildren.

Elbert Yeh

Elder | Class of 2019

Elbert was ordained as an elder in 2016.  He and his wife, Kristen, have four wonderful boys – Nathan, Andrew, Evan, and Kyle. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a high school physics teacher. Elbert enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, all things related to ice hockey, and “fixing” things around the house.


DEACONS

God has blessed his church with the offices of elder and deacon. Through their ministry and leadership, Jesus Christ shepherds and cares for his people. Christ has blessed Redeemer Church by raising up men to serve in these leadership roles. Below are the men currently serving as elders at Redeemer Church.

Tom Bont

Deacon | Class of 2019

Tom was ordained as a deacon in 2011.  He is married to Mary.  They have two children, Charlies Grace and Micah.  Tom works at Michigan Envelope, Inc and enjoys most sports and spending time outdoors.

Jonathan Bras

Deacon | Class of 2020

Jonathan was ordained as a Deacon in 2008. He and his wife Joni have five children. Jonathan works for a manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders. Jonathan has enjoyed playing on the church softball team and also enjoys reading.

Shane Hansen

Deacon | Class of 2019

Shane was ordained as a deacon in 2011. He and his wife Ann are blessed with four children, Jeff, Bryant, Kristi, and Elizabeth. Born in Greenville, Shane has practiced law with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP for 30 years, specializing in federal and state regulation of securities broker-dealers, investment advisers, and banks. His hobbies include home landscaping and photography.

Adam Gorlewski

Deacon | Class of 2020

Adam was ordained as a Deacon in 2017. He and his wife Kristen have two children and recently adopted a dog. They enjoy being a family of 5! In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing sports with his kids, building, and  spending time with his family.

Jeff Rosendall

Deacon | Class of 2017

Jeff was ordained as a deacon in 2014. He is married to Pamela Rosendall and together they have four daughters and two sons-in- law. Jeff works for Rosendall Well Drilling, servicing and installing water wells. His hobbies include biking, swimming and flying.

Ryan Roth

Deacon | Class of 2019

Mark Jurries

Deacon | Class of 2020

Mark was ordained as a deacon in 2017. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Information Systems and works as a data analyst. In his spare time, Mark enjoys reading, running, baseball, kayaking, taking in the many establishments in Grand Rapids, and traveling throughout the region.

Tyler VanRee

Deacon | Class of 2019

Tyler was ordained as a deacon in 2012.  He is married to Katie and has three children, Hailey, Mason, and Cayden.  Tyler is the Vice President at Legacy Precision Molds, Inc.  He enjoys hanging out with family and friends, bow-hunting, watersports and competing in triathlons.

Lance Zaagman

Deacon | Class of 2019

Lance was ordained as a deacon in 2016. He is married to Julie and has two children; Brenna and Noah. Lance is a funeral director at Zaagman Memorial Chapel and enjoys playing sports and camping with his family in the summer.

Dean Koopman

Deacon | Class of 2020

Dean is the husband of Janice and the father of three. He is an accountant and small business owner. Dean enjoys watching sports and attempting to play some of them. He also enjoys going to the movies with h is children especially Marvel comic movies, but really any quality film.