Sunday Services at 9:30 am & 12:30 pm (en español)

Leadership & Staff


Lee Street Church elects a Council of Elders and Deacons to serve as its governing body.  This group of men and women serve three-year terms equipping the church to grow in faith, love and serve others, and be a disciple-making community.

In partnership with the Elders and Deacons, the Administrative Council is a group of men and women who are elected or appointed to focus on specific administrative functions of the church (such as vision/mission, facilities, finance, and human resources). If you have questions, please email David (

Pastor: Kent Rottman
President: Dave DeVries
Clerk: David Bouwkamp
Treasurer: Chuck Jansen
Deacon Chairman: Ben Dekker
Members at Large: Vince Douma and Beth Meekhof
Administrator: Rachel Bouwkamp

Elders and Deacons are privileged to come alongside the congregation with care and encouragement. Members are organized into households, alphabetically by last name for easy access.  Please contact the church office to get connected. (616.241.2105)

Household 1
Aardema-DeKorte •• (Elder) Dan Hoekzema // (Deacon) Andy Pastoor // (Deacon) Judy Haan

Household 2
Demmink-Foster  •• (Elder) Harry Disselkoen // (Deacon) Mart Steenstra

Household 3
Fransens-Huffman  •• (Elder) Jim Jeluso // (Deacon) Betty Ensing

Household 4
Ibershof-Meekhof  •• (Elder) Dave Reiffer // (Deacon) Carole tenHaaf

Household 5
Mellema-Reiffer •• (Elder) Rick Mellema // (Deacon) Bruce Kole

Household 6
Reigling-Trap •• (Elder) Pete Visser // (Deacon) Porfidio Caballero

Household 7
VanAntwerpen-Zuverink •• (Elder) Dave Veltkamp // (Deacon) Diane Meyer

Lee Street’s Leadership and Support Staff take care of the day-to-day functions of the church–equipping the church for ministry, connecting the church with the community, and helping the church carry out its vision and mission in the community.

Kent Rottman

I was born and raised on a small chicken farm in Fremont, Michigan by parents who loved the Lord their God with all their heart and loved us kids as much as or more than they loved themselves.  I left the farm for Calvin College, graduated with a teaching degree, met my future wife Elizabeth […]

Ben Hoekman

I’ve been blessed to call West Michigan home for my entire life, having lived in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven. In April 2017, I graduated from Kuyper College with my bachelor’s degree in Pre-Seminary and Music & Worship. I am thrilled to be serving at Lee Street Church as Seminary Intern while I am […]

Rachel Bouwkamp

I am a West Michigan native—growing up in Hudsonville and teaching Spanish in area elementary schools for several years.  Wyoming has been my home for over 20 years. I joined the Lee Street family in 1999 and have been on staff since 2005.  Each day I get to creatively combine two of my favorite things: […]

Israel Alvarado

I grew up in Mexicali, Mexico. I am one of six boys. Growing up in a relatively big family taught me to live in community with others, either having people over at my parents or playing outside with my brothers and neighbors. At the age of 28 I moved to Grand Rapids when I married […]

Ron Kole