We accomplish the many tasks of ministry at Arise

through Staff, Leadership Team and Ministry Teams.

Leadership Team
The Leadership Team at Arise is a combination of Deacons and Elders elected within our church.
Elder Team
Elders act as a governing board for the church, leading in vision and mission.
The Elders serve the Church through:
  • Prayer
  • Discerning God’s will and providing vision
  • Worship, Word & Sacraments
  • Teaching/Discipleship
  • Spiritual Care and formation of members
There are currently 6 elders on our team:
  • Nancy Van Heerde, Lead Elder
  • Tim Kromminga, Facility Team
  • Verlyn Eben, Grow Team
  • Paul Lexen, Love Team
  • Hilary Poyer, Worship Team
  • Mert Van Hofwegen, Go Team
Deacon Team
The Greek word in the Bible for deacon, diakonos, means servant. Deacons act as lead servants at Arise.
Their focus is turned toward service and ministry both to the world and in the church by:
  • Caring for the physical needs of the Church
  • Teaching responsible stewardship
  • Special individual and family concerns
  • Mission involvement
  • Disaster response and volunteer service opportunities
  • Ministry of mercy and justice
There are currently 6 deacons on our team:
  • Craig Rowland, Lead Deacon
  • Greg Schouten, Grow Team
  • Jacob Crevier, Go Team
  • Kevin Gleason, Grow Team
  • Darren Pluim, Facility Team
  • Kevin Stolz, Love Team