Jeremy Van Genderen
Jeremy Van Genderen, the preaching and teaching pastor, grew up in Lynnville, IA. In 2002 he graduated from Northwestern College with a major in Religion. After graduation he married Jeanette and they have three children, Bree, Kara and Benjamin. Since then Jeremy has served churches throughout the Midwest in Lafayette, IN, Belvidere, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Allison, IA. In 2014 Jeremy went to Western Theological Seminary and graduated with his M. Div. The whole Van Genderen family desires to help those around them grow into a deeper, more intimate, relationship with Jesus Christ. In fact that talking about the good news of Jesus Christ is Jeremy’s favorite thing to do. There is nothing more powerful and life changing than the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Outside of church the Van Genderen’s enjoy running, playing games and sitting around a bonfire. So, if you ever want to challenge them to a game of corn hole just stop by. You are always welcome to stop by to say hi and build deeper relationships, especially at the Friday night fire activities that happen many weeks throughout the year. If the Van Genderen’s are not home you will find them cheering on their kids at cross country meets, speech contests, plays, musicals, or choir and band concerts.
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext. 6
Cell Phone: 219.308.6102
Emily - our administrative assistant - was born in Colorado but was raised in Sioux Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Dordt College (University) in 2016.
Emily loves to let her creative juices flow, whether that be through graphic design or through silly and absurd congregational emails. When she’s not behind the desk, Emily’s hobbies include, but are not limited to, music and singing, going to movies, attending trivia nights, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on all her favorite Colorado sports teams.
While Emily may be a woman of few words, she loves to lend a listening ear. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone deserves to be heard. She loves to hear how God has been faithful in the lives of those around her, through the trials and the triumphs, the joys and the sorrows.
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext: 1
Bonnie Wolf is a Maurice girl at heart. Born and raised in Maurice she has always had a heart for Maurice Reformed Church. Bonnie loves children and has her elementary education degree.
Bonnie is the mother of three sons, all are married. She has four grandchildren who are the light of her life!
Spending time with her family is Bonnie’s favorite pastime. She also enjoys baking and cooking or anything to do in the kitchen! Bonnie feels blessed beyond measure and praises God for all He does for her each day. God is so good!
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext: 3
Jon – our youth pastor – was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is a 2014 graduate of Northwestern College with a major in Christian Education/Youth Ministry and a minor in Religion. Prior to his last two years of college at Northwestern, he spent a year at both UNI and Iowa State, and if you are wondering about his story, please ask! Jon enjoys sports – especially cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Braves – being outside playing catch or shooting hoops, running, listening to music, being with friends, learning new things, getting into deep conversations and spending time with family, especially his daughter Vera.
Jon has a love and passion for people and helping students grow in their understanding of who God is and what He has done and continues to do for us. His dream is that our students will know Jesus as the incarnate, crucified and resurrected King!
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext. 4
Cell Phone: 641.660.0861
Mike has been married since December 19, 2003 to Jamie. They have four children, Jaylee, Tessa, Jenna, and Max. Mike loves playing guitar and worshiping our Lord and Savior through music and worship. Mike has been described as a "life long learner" and loves to read books and research various topics. He also likes to fish and go out to eat. His goal is to help others be successful in their respective area of ministry and to walk alongside people through that.
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext: 5
Calling & Congregational Care
Bryan Van Gelder
I am married to Kelly and we have two boys Brett and Carter. We have been members at MRC since 1999. I have been involved with the youth at MRC for many years and look forward to being on staff as the calling and care pastor. I enjoy getting to know people and listening to their life experiences. I enjoy living in the country and raising cattle. When I am not busy watching my boys in various sports and school activities, I enjoy fishing and hunting. I look forward to meeting new people in the congregation and talking about life.
Church Office: 712.567.4665 Ext. 7
Cell Phone: 712.548.3667
Cara, our Worship Director, studied Worship Music & Ministry at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. After growing up at MRC and returning after graduation, her passion for the Church has only grown. She is excited to see the Church flourish through the power of the Holy Spirit moving and working through us!
Cara and her husband, Asa, love living in the country and being close to family in the area. Outside church, you'll find her sleeping through NFL games on Sunday afternoons, loving on calves at the farm, and ignoring the recipe while baking.