Meet our Staff

Reverend Suzanne Hart

The Rev. Suzanne Hart is happy to be joining SRC this morning as our Transition Pastor. She looks forward to growing together in the Lord and with one another as we walk this transition journey together.

Pastor Suzanne is originally from beautiful upstate New York. She graduated from Hope College and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She served churches in NY and NJ as a co-pastor with her husband, Kevin, who also is an RCA pastor. Kevin just began as the new lead pastor of Hamilton Reformed Church in September!

Pastor Suzanne has helped many other churches with their transitions between pastors, most recently as the Transition Pastor of Lakeland Reformed Church in Vicksburg, MI from November 2020-last Sunday. She and her family are currently in transition themselves as they move from Kalamazoo to the Hamilton area. They are still looking for a house to call home and are commuting north for the kids’ school and for their ministries. Pastors Suzanne and Kevin have been married since 1991. They have four children–an adult daughter Elizabeth; Benjamin, a sophomore at Calvin U; Nathan (16), a high school junior; and twelve-year-old Anna who is in seventh grade. They also have three grandchildren ages 4-8. Pastor Suzanne loves preaching and studying the Word, hiking, writing, reading, and spending time with her beloved family and two schnauzers–Mia and Meadow.

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, Co-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

John Taylor, Co-Worship Leader

John Taylor has been leading music as a choir director and worship leader since high school.  He has a real passion for seeing people come together in Jesus’ Presence on Sunday mornings.  Nothing gets him more pumped than to see kids get excited about classic hymns, and to see seniors get excited about new contemporary choruses.  John does not believe that worship is a ‘spectator sport’, but that each of us should come each week to church eager to come to God’s throne and lift our hearts, voices, and talents to give Him the praise that only He deserves.  It’s all about HIM, not about us.
John is serving as worship leader in an interim capacity.  We welcome John and his wife Diane during their time at SRC

Harmony Morris, Kids Hope Director

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, Director – Jr. and Sr High Youth Ministry

Macy Kooienga is one of the newest members 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 her new position as the Junior and Senior High Youth Director, that she can be a constant in their lives, while the things and the people around them continue to change.

Logan HutchinsonLogan Hutchinson, Maintenance Director

Logan Hutchinson has been the maintenance director since November 2021. He has been at Standale Reformed Church for his entire life. He attends GVSU and is studying film and Spanish. He enjoys baseball, soccer, hockey, and of course, movies. The only thing Logan loves more than smiling and laughing is making those around him laugh. He is involved with the Heart of Neighboring after school program. Logan is also one of the leaders for college bible study on Friday nights. Contact Logan.

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.