Jim joined the staff at Vriesland in September 2014, serving as interim pastor.
He previously served as senior pastor at Vriesland from 1983 to 1995.
is enjoying renewing ties with many who were a part of VRC during those years, but also enjoying getting to know many new folks who have been brought into the church during the time that he
was been gone.
grew up in northern Michigan near Marion and attended school in Evart.
He graduated from Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College), Trinity College (Deerfield, Illinois), and Western Theological Seminary.
has also taken courses at Calvin College
, Purdue University
, Calvin Seminary
, and the D.Min. program at Reformed Theological Seminary
He loves working with the staff at Vriesland and has a passion for preaching God's Word in a way that helps folks apply it to their everyday lives.
provides pastoral leadership during the present time of transition and works with the Consistory
and Lead Team.
is married to Marilyn and their family includes four children and nine grandchildren.
enjoys spending time in the woods or on the trout stream at their place up north.
loves to hunt and fish and enjoy God's presence in nature.