Lead Pastor: Jim Busscher
Pastor Jim began his work at Community Church as our interim pastor in February of 2015. In November 2016 we invited him to be our next Lead Pastor! He has served numerous Churches as Interim Pastor during their vacancies over the past 15 years. Jim grew up in western Michigan where he met his wife Brenda. God has blessed them with 3 children. David is married to Courtney and is presently employed as a lawyer in the Michigan State Court of Appeals in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Julie is married to Jared and is presently teaching Spanish in Zeeland, Michigan. Jenna is their youngest and is attending her second year of college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim and his family enjoy reading, watching movies, playing cards and challenging each other in board games.
Director of Discipleship and Youth: Mark Janowski
Mark began serving as Director of Discipleship and Youth at Community Church in February of 2019. He is married to Alicia, and they recently adopted a husky/retriever mix puppy named Arie. Mark is passionate about discipleship in the church, walking alongside of believers of all ages at all stages of their faith journey as they seek to draw closer to Christ. In addition to his role at Community, Mark currently serves as a Chaplain Candidate in the Michigan Army National Guard, ministering to the soldiers of his battalion. Mark and Alicia both love reading, watching movies, hiking, camping, and exercising.
Director of Worship and Arts: Kyle Vanderzee
Kyle has served as Director of Worship and the Arts at Community Church since 2008. He is married to Joanna. Kyle and Jo are the proud parents of three girls: Autumn, Hannah and Sophia. Kyle has a passion for creating services that are Biblical, fresh, and rooted. Kyle enjoys hosting small groups, spending time around Lake Michigan, and the occasional skeet shoot.
Connections Coordinator: Dawn Kuiper
Dawn is the Connections Coordinator at Community Church. She has held this position since 2008. She loves meeting new people and helping people get connected at Community. Dawn’s background is in nursing, and she thinks it’s great how God can use her in a different type of caregiving now. Her hobbies include camping, beaches and watching movies with her husband.
Women’s Ministries Coordinator: Marjie den Dulk
Marjie den Dulk has been involved in Women's Ministry for more than 20 years and has recently joined staff as our Women's Ministry Coordinator. Five in-laws have been added to Gil and Marjie's 5 children and the number of grand kids keep going up! She loves to travel, especially to California - their previous home, and is trying to keep up with life and all the blessings of a busy family. Marjie is thankful for this opportunity to be part of the women of Community who are seeking to know God and His best for them.
Children’s Ministry Co-Director: Staci Laud
Staci is one of the Children’s Ministry Directors. She loves helping children learn about God’s love for them. Staci and her husband Dave have two teenage kids: Rhett and Rubi. Some of their hobbies include camping, hunting, fishing and taking care of their many animals.
Children’s Ministry Co-Director: Jeannie Bultema
Jeannie is one of the Children's Ministry Directors. After spending 5 years as a teacher at a local public school, she has decided to take on this role instead! She is excited to help the children of Community Church learn more about the love of Jesus. Jeannie and her husband Jeremy have one sweet baby boy, Deacon Allen, and a cute pup, Oliver Henry. Together they all love to hike, going for walks, running together and traveling.
Church Administrator: Jennifer Hendon
Jennifer joined the staff in September 2018. She was born and raised in De Motte and lived in the area for her entire childhood. After college, she spent 19 years in teaching and missions. She moved back to the US from Suriname, South America in June 2017. She married her husband, John, in July 2017. They enjoy road trips, going to concerts, going out for dinner, watching movies, and relaxing at home. Jennifer also enjoys singing on the praise team, coordinating and hosting small groups, helping with GEMS, and more.
Secretary: Lisa King
Lisa joined the staff in October 2016. She and her husband, Phil, have four children. Lisa recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and likes meeting new people. She serves as President of the Band Boosters at North Newton Jr./Sr. High School and enjoys reading, crocheting and other crafting. Lisa can be found in the church office on most Thursdays and Fridays working on the church bulletin and other usual office duties
Lead Custodian: Tim Stegenga