FRC MINISTRY TEAM
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.
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.
Steve Breen: Calling Ministries Coordinator
Pastor Steve Breen joined the team in September 2017. Before he served here, Steve served Middleburg Free Grace Reformed Church from 1995 until January 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Jenna Horstman: Communications Coordinator
Jenna is our Communications Coordinator and joined our staff in June 2017. She is responsible for marketing, media and design work for the church. Jenna graduated from Dordt College in December 2016 with a graphic design major & emphasis in marketing.
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.
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.
Derrick Akers: FRC Youth Ministries Intern
I am Derrick Akers, a senior Youth Ministries at Northwestern College. I am currently a sprinter and captain on the NWC track team. I just got married this past summer to my beautiful wife, Delaney, and we are happily living in Orange City. I grew up in Pella, Iowa, and am super excited to be working with the youth group!