The Pastor Search Team
The Pastor Search Team is comprised of members of the Covenant Life community. They represent a cross-section of the demographic of Covenant Life and have been faithful leaders in our church. We are blessed to have their willing service.
Jill has been a part of CLC for 7 years. She works as an Associate Director of Admissions for Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. She is a Peer Group Leader for seminary students and serves on the Title IX Task Force at Western, as well as serving as a mentor to GVSU college students through the GVSU Campus Ministry. Jill loves spending time with her daughters, Carlen (28) and Lauren (26). Jill also enjoys walking her dogs, working in her yard and tending to her plants, spending time at the beach, and writing. She has serves on our Frontline Ministry team as a team leader and is currently iinvolved in a Small Group and volunteers for various seasonal hosting needs.
Sherri, her husband, Alex, and their son, Matthew (11mo) have made CLC home for the last 2.5 years. Sherri works full-time at Grand Valley State University. She volunteers on our Praise & Worship/Music Team.
Brian and wife, Samantha have been at CLC for 5 years, along with their three children: Samuel (12), Jack (9), and Owen (6). Brian has worked in the Fire Service for the past 18 years and has served as Fire Chief for the last 4 years. When not on duty, he keeps busy with his boys’ sporting events. Brian has taught in CrossRoads for 2 years and will be teaching in Route 101 this fall.
Brad Wierenga and his wife, Sharon, have attended CLC for 7 years. They have three children: Lukas (11), William (9), and Eliana (4). Brad is VP/Regional Manager at Fifth Third Bank. He is also a Board Member at the People Center. Sharon and Brad homeschool their kids and enjoy playing sports and listening to music together. You can find Brad and his family at the 10:45 service where he is part of the Worship Team on guitar and vocals.
Betsy has attended CLC for the past 8 years. She is an Occupational Therapist and works in home care helping older adults. For fun, she enjoys going on adventures, spending time with family and friends and playing and walking her 4 year old dog, Ruby. This summer, she’s headed to Alaska! Betsy also volunteers with our Middle School and High School Ministries. She started helping out with 7th grade girls and has stayed with them all the way through 12th grade. She is looking forward to what comes next.
Jennifer Koster and her husband, Joe have attended CLC for the past 9 years. They have two children: AJ (14) and Camden (11). Jennifer works as the Vice President of Human Resources for IPA Management and RCS Management helping develop and manage multi-family and senior living communities. When not busy at work, she loves spending time with family, sewing, scrapbooking, crafting, and taking long walks spent with God’s Word in prayer. She has a strong passion for helping others who are facing health challenges. Jennifer has volunteered with our Children’s Ministry and on the Personnel Committee and is currently in Core Four Small Group.
Nelson has called CLC home for the past 6 years, along with his wife, Anne and daughter, Sara (28). Nelson is a Law Professor and a Dean. He enjoys writing, volunteering, and staying active. Nelson volunteers on our Worship Team as a band member and on our Building Task Force. He is also involved in Small groups and helps out with various service activities.
Laura and her husband, Andrew have been at CLC for 4 years. They have three children: Leo (6), Penny (4), and Louisa (2). Laura is a stay-at-home mom. Both Laura and Andrew volunteer in UpStreet. Andrew serves on our Security Team and Laura is a Preschool Park Large Group Leader.