FRC MINISTRY TEAM

 
 
Travis Else; Team Lead

Travis Else; Team Lead

Rev. Dr. Travis Else: Team Lead

Pastor Travis, a graduate of Western Theological Seminary, is our Team Lead, primary preaching pastor, and oversees the shepherding of the Ministry Team and consistory.  Prior to joining our staff in January 2014, Pastor Travis served at Faith Community Church in West Chicago, IL.

Rev. Jamie Dykstra: Director of Care & Connections

Pastor Jamie joined our Ministry Team in April 2015. Previously he was pastor at Delaware Reformed Church in Lennox, SD. Pastor Jamie shares the preaching duties as well as responsible for the care of the congregation, especially crisis calling and shepherding of new members and visitors. 

Jamie Dykstra; Director of Care & Connections

Jamie Dykstra; Director of Care & Connections

Juliana Else; Director of Worship 

Juliana Else; Director of Worship 

Juliana Else: Director of Worship

Juliana is responsible for the layout and implementation of our worship services as well as overseeing praise teams and other music in our church. A music major from Northwestern College, she has served churches in Des Moines, West Chicago, South Dakota, and Michigan. Juliana started on the Ministry Team as our interim Director of worship in June 2014. She officially joined our Ministry Team in January 2015. 

Margie Baker: Administrative Assistant

Marge is the Administrative Assistant. Margie previously was the Church Care Coordinator and Kidzone Assistant for three years before moving to the Administrative Assistant position in January 2012. Margie grew up in our church before getting married and moving to the East Coast. She returned to Sioux Center in 2002 and joined our Ministry Team in May 2008. 

Margie Baker; Administrative Assistant

Margie Baker; Administrative Assistant

Rob Kock; Director of Children's Ministries

Rob Kock; Director of Children's Ministries

Rob Kock: Director of Children's Ministries

Rob oversees all areas of the Children's Ministries; nursery through fourth grade.  He is also the director of Kidzone/The Zone after school programs.  Rob graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City and North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls.  Rob previously served as Children's Ministries Director in Illinois and Iowa.  Rob joined the Ministry Team in May of 2015.

ANITA VAn Ravenhorst: Kidzone Assistant

Anita joined the ministry team in July 2012 after 35 years of teaching at Sioux Center Middle School. Anita assists with the 2nd-4th grades during Kidzone. 

Anita Van Ravenhorst; Kidzone Assistant

Anita Van Ravenhorst; Kidzone Assistant

Ginger Van Roekel; Kidzone Assistant--The Zone

Ginger Van Roekel; Kidzone Assistant--The Zone

Ginger Van Roekel: Kidzone Assistant--the Zone

Ginger assists Kidzone, working with The Zone which is for the middle school students. Ginger joined the ministry team in June 2013. Prior to joining the ministry team, Ginger was a Para-Educator for 22 years in the Sioux Center Community Schools. 

Amy Zebroski: Kidzone Assistant

As the Kidzone Assistant Amy helps out with the K-4th grade after-school program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She joined our team in September of 2016. Amy previously served as a preschool teacher and after-school program coordinator for 10 years in Wall, SD. 

Amy Zebroski: Kidzone Assistant

Amy Zebroski: Kidzone Assistant

Elliott Johnson: Director of Middle School Ministries

Elliott Johnson: Director of Middle School Ministries

Elliott Johnson: Director of Middle school Ministries

Elliott joined our staff in September 2016 as our Director of Middle School Ministries. He graduated from Northwestern College in May 2016 and hopes to fully embrace the calling God has placed for him here at FRC. 

Ben Rowe: Director of High School MINISTRIES

Ben is responsible for the leading and discipling of all high school aged students who enter the doors of First Reformed Church. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute & Western Theological Seminary and has served the Church in a variety of capacities and locations over the years. Since his start in October 2016, he has been excited to see how the message of the Gospel impacts teens and youth in the church. 

Ben Rowe: Director of High School Ministries

Ben Rowe: Director of High School Ministries

Ardith Wynja; Director of Calling Ministries

Ardith Wynja; Director of Calling Ministries

ARDITH WYNJA: DIRECTOR OF CALLING MINISTRIES

As Director of Calling Ministries, Ardith regularly visits elderly that are in care facilities and serves as the primary calling presence in non-crisis situations. She was an elementary school teacher for 32 years before joining the ministry team in August of 2006. 

Caitlyn Van Es: Communications Coordinator

Caitlyn is our Communications Coordinator and joined our staff in January 2016. She is responsible for marketing, media and design work for the church. Caitlyn graduated from Northwestern College in May 2016 with marketing and graphic design majors. 

Caitlyn Van Es; Communications Coordinator 

Caitlyn Van Es; Communications Coordinator 

Stephanie Vonk; Head Custodian 

Stephanie Vonk; Head Custodian 

Stephanie Vonk: Head Custodian

Stephanie takes care of the maintenance of our building as well as setting up for various activities in the church building. Stephanie joined the ministry team in December 2011. Previously she worked at Nemschoff Chairs Inc in Sioux Center. 

Erma Te Grotenhuis: Cleaning Assistant

As a Cleaning Assistant, Erma performs the day-to-day cleaning of our church. She has been a member of First Reformed Church since 1989, and took the position of Cleaning Assistant in September of 2003.

Erma Te Grotenhuis; Cleaning Assistant

Erma Te Grotenhuis; Cleaning Assistant

Jeff Timmer; Bookkeeper

Jeff Timmer; Bookkeeper

Jeff Timmer: Bookkeeper

Jeff has been a member and worked with the finances of First Reformed Church for several years. He currently works as our part-time bookkeeper.