We are a community of servants...
...but we would like to introduce you to some of the key members that help guide us along the way.
Sid Sybenga: Pastor
"I was born in the Netherlands and now am a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Adriana, my wife, and I were pastors in Los Angeles for 20 years after serving in Canada. Today we are retired, and live in Grand Rapids so we can be closer to our children and seven grandchildren. We love to “watch mUSkeGOn” grow and feel privileged to participate in Bethany’s peace-loving neighborhood presence. I’m learning a lot from our neighbors in core city Muskegon and thank God for the wonderful diverse gifts of the community."
Randy Vander Weit, M.Div: Director Youth and Discipleship
"I'm married to Lisa, a speech pathologist with the Muskegon Public Schools; and we're proud parents of Olivia and Annalise. I seek to live out Titus 2:6-8 which reads, "Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.""
Tara Foreman: Pastor
"I am a Hope College graduate and received an M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Before moving to Muskegon I lived in the great city of Cincinnati, OH. My family and I are proud core city neighbors and feel God’s call to live out a ministry of reconciliation, justice and most of all, love. In my free time I enjoy yoga, photography, reading, good conversation (preferably paired with good food and drink!), dinner dates with my husband, Mark, playing board games with my boys or cheering for them at chess club and soccer games. After eight years living out of state, I also enjoy summer days spent at the Big Lake!"
Kristen Pollock: Administrative Assistant
"I have lived in 4 states and 3 countries, and was as surprised as anyone to land in Muskegon in 2013 with my husband, youngest child, and all of our earthly possessions. Born to West African medical missionaries and raised in a diverse Big Ten town, I am most at home when rubbing shoulders with people of all tribes and nations. I earned a BA from Houghton College (NY), and thrive on using my administrative skills to facilitate Kingdom work. I am passionate about my family, creating beauty in the world, books, the needs of immigrants, and music that doesn't let me sit still. Most of all, I want one day to hear, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.'"