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JONATHON VANDERWALL
SENIOR PASTOR
 
Pastor Jon and his wife Bethany have been with Hopkins Community Church since August 2015. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary in December 2014 and Kuyper College prior to that. He and his wife Bethany celebrated the arrival of their first child, Aniah Hope in March of 2016.
 
Jon enjoys playing golf, in-line skating, being outdoors, spending time with family, a good cup of coffee, and the occasional video game. He has great aspirations for landscaping and gardening at their home and enjoys working around the yard.
 
Jon’s favorite Scripture passages include:
 
.Isaiah 43:19-21 
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
 
Brett Alberda
BRETT ALBERDA
YOUTH PASTOR
 
Brett grew up and currently resides in Hopkins, Michigan. He graduated from Hopkins High School as well as Ferris State University where he obtained an Associate Degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor Degree in Pre-Seminary from Kuyper College. Brett has worked at HCRC since August 1, 2016 as the Youth Pastor and loves every minute of it.
 
Brett enjoys golfing, watching baseball (he loves the Detroit Tigers), playing sports, hanging out with friends and family, and going to the movies.
 
Favorite Passage: Philippians 4:8-9 
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
KATHY WESTENDORP
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
 
Kathy has served at the Hopkins Community Church since February 2006. Her background includes working in customer service in the banking industry, being a stay-at-home mom and running a home daycare, and also volunteering at her children’s elementary school in the office. She was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI and is a graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School. Kathy and her husband Jason make their home in Martin, a short distance from Hopkins. Their three adult children are Andrew (25), Megan (23) and Mitch (20).
 
Kathy enjoys working in the office part-time, keeping things organized and running smoothly and takes great joy in being able to use her gifts in the church setting. When she is not working, you might find her flower gardening, reading a good book, relaxing at the beach, or learning more about photography. Both Kathy and her husband Jason enjoy traveling and plan to do more of this now that their youngest has started college!
 
Kathy’s favorite scripture verses include Psalm 23 and Psalm 119:105.
 
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path…”