We are blessed with a dynamic and creative staff of ministry professionals at Ivanrest Church!
The staff consists of both part-time and full-time employees. Please feel free to contact any Ivanrest Staff Member with your questions, concerns, feedback, encouragement, and suggestions.
Brandon is the Senior Pastor at Ivanrest Church. His work includes preaching, teaching, and caring pastorally for those in the Ivanrest community. Brandon has served in various ministry roles for the last decade and is passionate about sharing the good news of the Christian Gospel and helping Christian believers grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.firstname.lastname@example.org (616) 534-3114
Pastor of Congregational Care
Jay is our Pastor of Congregational Care. He is often the one who calls on our sick, our shut-ins, or those in need. Jay also loves planning events for our retirees at Ivanrest. He loves to plan social outings and have his friends come along. After serving in many different churches before we took email@example.com (616) 534-3114
Director of Administration
Shari is the Director of Administration at Ivanrest Church. Her organizational skills and attention to detail are put to good use as she helps oversee the business and organizational aspects of ministry. Shari loves a good book, spending time with family and has a flair for event planning so you never know what exciting firstname.lastname@example.org 616-534-3114
Director of Community Connections and Outreach
Steve is the Director of Community Connections and Outreach. He spent 7 adult years in overseas missions and 27 as a teacher-chaplain-coach at South Christian HS, and his ministry experiences near and far have led him to this position. He is the proud father of four teenage daughters (Anna, Abby, Alea, and Audrey), who email@example.com (616) 534-3114
Director of Worship
Matt is our Director of Worship at Ivanrest. Matt grew up in the west Michigan area and is happy to call this area home. His passion is music but is excited to use whatever gifts God has given his people to worship and glorify Him. Matt learned much from his education at Kuyper College firstname.lastname@example.org (616) 534-3114
Children's Ministry Coordinator (birth - kindergarten)
Anna’s motto is, “It takes a church to raise a child.” So, from birth to Kindergarten, she makes sure that we have the safest and most nurturing environment and volunteers for your precious little ones. She gets the privilege of implementing curriculum that teaches children, two years old to Kindergarten, the faith steps of email@example.com (616) 534-3114
Barb is always ready to encourage everyone she sees with a welcoming smile, an encouraging word or a listening ear! A long time member of Ivanrest Church, Barb joined the staff in 2017 and is often the first person you will see when stopping by the office during the week. She has a servant-heart firstname.lastname@example.org (616) 534-3114
Dave is our custodian. He is also on the facility committee. Dave takes care of the building, grounds and equipment, janitorial work and maintenance of our fleet of church vehicles. His hobbies are hiking, fishing and traveling. He and his family have been members since 2002. Dave feels joy in keeping God’s house clean email@example.com (616) 534-3114