Our Staff

Rob Horstman

Rob Horstman

 
Rob Horstman, Pastor
Pastor Rob, a graduate of Sioux Falls Seminary in 2011, is our congregational care and preaching pastor, and oversees the shepherding of the congregation and consistory.  Prior to joining First Reformed in June 2011, Pastor Rob attended seminary and farmed with his family.
 
“The greatest blessing is seeing individuals give their lives to Christ and how it changes them.  It is amazing seeing God work in people’s lives and in the community.  I enjoy people and getting to know their story.
I have been married to my wife, Dori, for 22 years and we have three boys; Levi – 20, Quin – 19, and Arin – 16.”
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anita Van Veldhuizen

Anita Van Veldhuizen, Youth Director
Serving the 9th – 12th grade youth in our congregation and community, Anita plans and coordinates lessons, games, outings, events, service projects, mission trips, and a whole lot of fun while keeping things real and focused on Jesus. Known as IMPACT, our youth meet at 7pm on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesdays of every month in the lower-level youth room. Please click your way over to the Youth Ministry tab and check out the most up-to-date schedule of events.
 
Anita has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. In the last 18+ years, Anita could be found working in youth ministry or providing counseling services to at-risk and troubled youth in group-care facilities or in their homes with their parents to prevent out-of-home placements.
 
Anita is married to Denny and they have six children: Viktoria (22); Elliot (20); Jordan (18); Tyson (8); and twins, Jazaya & Delaney (6).
 
To connect with Anita, email: anita.vanv@yahoo.com.
 
 
Beth Driesen, Ministry & Sunday School Coordinator
 

Her role includes:

  • Church reservations & calendar of events
  • Sunday School and 3 & 4-year-old Children & Worship coordinating
  • Nursery coordinating (effective in January)
  • Providing administrative support to the pastor, secretary, and youth pastor.
  • Providing support to other church ministries/groups as needed.
  • Contact Beth at ministrycoord@gmail.com
 
 
Bonnie Van Ginkel

Bonnie Van Ginkel

Bonnie Van Ginkel, Secretary
Bonnie has served as Secretary of First Reformed Church since March, 2016. As church secretary, some of my duties include printing weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters and calendars, keeping membership records up-to-date, and any miscellaneous work necessary to keep things running smoothly. I enjoy getting to know our church family on a personal level.  I have been blessed to see the tireless behind-the-scenes work of many in our congregation – so often the small, seemingly unnoticed acts make such a difference in the lives of others.
 
Bonnie is married to James and they have three children; Christina and her husband, Kyle, who have four children; Amy and her husband, Tyler, who have three children; and Jason and his wife, Tara.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joan Hoogendoorn
Joan is the media/tech coordinator. Her responsibilities include:
  • Prepare pre-service slides for Sunday worship
  • Take care of the church’s social media (Facebook, website, etc.)
  • Assist with video recording when needed (wedding, funeral, etc.)
  • Work with the pictorial directory for church members
  • Provide administrative support to the pastor, secretary, and youth pastor.
  • Provide support to other church ministries/groups as needed
  • Contact Joan at mediatechcoord@gmail.com
Joan is married to Dennis and they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
 
 
 
Mark & Sandy Van Tol

Mark & Sandy Van Tol

 
Mark and Sandy Van Tol, Custodians
As custodians, our position is to keep the facility clean for the church service, weddings and funeral services, along with the group meetings that are held here at church. A blessing of our job is getting to know more church members.  Seeing God’s blessings through those people, their gifts that God has blessed them with, and that they share with our members. Our family includes our daughter, Megan, who is married to Doug Abbas and their children Colter and Cadence; and our son, Cody, who is married to Mallary and their daughter, Nelly.