Pastor Jess Shults has served in a pastoral role at SRC for over 13 years and as the lead Pastor for the last six. She is originally from the Grandville area, but spent her high school years in Waupun, Wisconsin. Pastor Jess and Matt Shults (Director of Student Ministries & Outreach) have two boys, 14 and 11 who attend Cummings Elementary School and Grandville High School. Their family enjoys camping, boating, and playing sports. Pastor Jess is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa with a degree in Christian Education and Religion and Western Theological Seminary, in Holland, Michigan. She feels deeply privileged to have the opportunity to walk beside individuals and families during great times of celebration as well as moments of deep sadness. But the richest experiences in ministry have been seeing individuals discover Christ for the first time and then watching them discover the ways Christ literally transforms their lives in every way. Contact Pastor Jess
Pastor Matt has been the Director of Student Ministries since 2002. He is married to Jess (Lead Pastor) and has two boys Will (14) and Eli (11) who always keep him on his toes. Matt grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan, and went to college at Hope College (Holland, MI) and then transferred to Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, where he graduated with a BA in Religion. He is a graduate Western Theological Seminary. In his spare time he loves to golf, hunt, fish, watch sports, golf, coach lacrosse, learn more about photography and did he mention he loves to golf? His passion within the church is to create lifelong disciples of Christ. He loves working with students from their early teen years until adulthood, watching them fall in love with Jesus and use their gifts and talents for the sake of God’s kingdom. He also loves to see the church seek justice and love their neighbors well. Contact Matt
Linda Stark-Ensing, Administrative Secretary
Linda is our Administrative Secretary, beginning in February, 2019. Linda (with her family) moved to Standale more than a few years ago, and joined SRC shortly after. Having grown up here, then in and out over the years, she has enjoyed renewing accquaintences, meeting the next generations, and swapping “remember when” stories. Linda and her husband Bruce spend as much time as possible up north in the summer, and spend winters wishing it was summer!
Trent Kooienga, Worship Leader
Trent Kooienga is our Worship leader. Trent is self-employed during the week. He is married to Mandy and they have three children, Lauren, Macy, and Chase. He has a love for sports, playing lots of basketball, tennis, some golf, and downhill skiing. He also enjoys music and hanging out with his family. Contact Trent
Harmony is the Kids Hope Director. She coordinates pairing students at Cummings Elementary with members of SRC in mentoring relationships. She has been a member at Standale Reformed Church for 24 years. Harmony graduated from Kuyper College in 2006, majoring in Educational Ministries and Bible/Theology. For years Harmony has served as a volunteer supporting many of the children’s ministries here at SRC. She has a deep passion for children and great excitement about the wonderful ministry of Kids Hope. Harmony is married to Andy and is the mother of Rachel who is 7 years old and Joshua who is 4. When she has spare time, she likes to scrapbook, read, or hang out with extended family. Contact Harmony
Macy Kooienga is the newest member of our staff. Her and her family have been members at Standale Church for about ten years. And during that time, her dad has been the worship leader. She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Grand Rapids in August and is currently a hair stylist at Fusion Salon. Macy loves playing games and going to the movies. She also love nature and being outside. She worked with the junior high youth group for the past two years, and has loved getting to know the kids. She hoping with my new position as the Assistant Junior High Youth Director, that she can be a constant in their lives, while the things and the people around them continue to change.
Bill Robrahn, Maintenance Director
Bill Robrahn has been the Maintenance Director since 2012 and has been attending SRC for over 30 years serving in multiple ways over that time. In his free time he enjoys watching his 3 grandchildren.
Phyllis Bergman, Custodian
Phyllis has been the custodian since 2016 and serves in other capacities as well. She has been a member of SRC for over 37 years. She has been married to Tom for over 43 years; has two adult sons, one daughter in law, and 4 grandchildren. In her spare time she likes to crochet, work Sudoku puzzles, and spend time with family and friends.