Lew Vandermeer
Lew VandermeerSenior Pastor
Pastor Lew has devoted his life to teaching, preaching and pastoring including many years of Bible Religion teaching at Grand Rapids Christian High School and Communications at Calvin College. Pastor Lew’s main work at our church is preaching on Sunday, teaching Bible Study classes and pastoring people by meeting people’s needs.
Brad Bugbee
Brad BugbeeChoir Director
Brad’s goal at NCC is to create a clearer picture of God to our congregation and visitors. He is married to Sue and they have 3 married daughters and 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Brad enjoys spending his free time at their cottage.
Mary Marker
Mary MarkerArts Assistant
Mary assists in the Arts Department with all aspects pertaining to Sunday morning services. Graduate of Grace Bible with a bachelor’s degree she has always enjoyed working in ministry. Mary’s passion is music, and she sings in the Celebration Choir and on praise teams. She is married, with 2 grown step daughters.

Beth Dart
Beth DartCare Ministry Director
Beth facilitates all the adult Bible studies. Beth also enjoy overseeing many other groups such as the Care Team, Prayer Ministry, Usher and Greeter Ministry and the NCC Library.
Caleb Szczepanski
Caleb SzczepanskiYouth Director
As the Youth Director for both the Senior and Junior High School students, Caleb is also a student at Cornerstone University with a major in Ministry and a double minor in Bible and in Sports Management. He enjoys spending his free time by playing sports and going to different trails around the area.
Eric Veeneman
Eric VeenemanArts Director
Eric loves being used by God to unite people through worship music. He and his wife Jessica both graduated in 2015 from Grace Bible College with a degree in Worship Arts and Biblical Studies. In their free time, they love to perform with their band, Sundry. They also enjoy adventures like travelling, camping, and hiking when they can. Any of Eric’s left over time is spent watching or playing his two favorite sports, hockey and golf.
Diane Duimstra
Diane DuimstraWednesday Night Children
Diane Duimstra is married and has four beautiful children. She has a teaching degree from Calvin College, and she has a passion for music, drama, and teaching kids about Jesus.
Laura Horinga
Laura HoringaPreschool Director
Laura graduated from Kuyper College with a major in Bible and Theology, and earned her Elementary Education Degree from Cornerstone University with a major in Language Arts. She also received her Master’s Degree from Cornerstone in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been teaching at New Community Preschool for 5 years now.
Sandy DeMaat
Sandy DeMaatFinance Director
Sandy oversees the Finances and Business activity of the church.  She’s the “detail go to girl” for the staff.  Sandy and her husband, Tim, enjoy spending time with all their grandkids, and of course, their kids too!
Karen Kohn
Karen KohnCongregational Life
Karen reaches out to first time visitors and cares for the congregation by maintaining the church database. She helps individuals find opportunities to use their gifts in meaningful ways. Karen is married to Ed, has three boys & one daughter in law and enjoys her four grandchildren.
Marty Billman
Marty BillmanFacilities Manager
As our building manager Marty oversees the daily activities and events happening at NCC. Along with his part time staff and volunteers, they keep our building looking fantastic! He is married to April and they have 3 beautiful daughters. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities with the Building and Grounds team, please email above.
Mark Vandermeer
Mark VandermeerCommunity Recovery Pastor
Mark is the founder of Community Recovery International, a non-profit organization that reaches recovering people of all backgrounds locally and overseas. He enjoys leading people to the Lord, reading books, coffee houses, and riding roller coasters with his sons. He is married to his wife Mary, and has two sons, Andrew and Nathan.
Mark Kirsch
Mark KirschCommunity Life Pastor and Sunday Morning Children
Mark is the Community Life Pastor. He is involved with Kingdom Kids Ministry and Community Recovery, and oversees Community Groups. Mark graduated from Cornerstone University and Denver Seminary. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. Mark is married to Rachel, and they have four children. He is always looking for a good place to go fishing, and to hear about what God is doing in your life!
Jessica Veeneman
Jessica VeenemanDirector of Adult Groups
Jessica plans adult events and facilitates various adult groups. She graduated from Grace Bible College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. It was there that she met her husband Eric. She is passionate about music and seeing people grow in their relationship with God.
Collette Compton
Collette ComptonCommunity Recovery Administration & Marketing
Collette’s eye for detail helps Community Recovery in the areas of administration, accounting and marketing. Collette has a Business Administration degree from GRCC. Making sure that programs and events run smoothly is so important and she does this well. Collette has one son, Chandler and a red lab, Callaway. Collette loves to have fun and enjoy whatever she is doing!
Cindy VanStempvoort
Cindy VanStempvoortDirector of Compassion Ministry
As Director of Compassion Ministry, Cindy visits and keeps in touch with those who need some extra care and concern. Cindy’s tender heart gives her the passion to be “company” for many who enjoy her visits. Cindy can also be seen in the children’s hallway as she loves and cares for the little ones. Cindy’s compassion reaches all ages!