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, farmed with his
family and was the General Manager of the Farmers’ Cooperative Exchange of Rock
Rapids and Lester Iowa for 13 years.
“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 25 years and we have three adult young men; Levi
– 22, Quin – 20, and Arin – 18.”

Anita Van Veldhuizen

 Anita Van Veldhuizen:  Youth Director and Family, Life, & Ministry of Care Provider
As the Family, Life, & Ministry of Care Provider, Anita serves as a steppingstone amid life’s
raging waters. She provides our church and community with a variety of resources, tools, skills,
and helps when facing any life situations – particularly grief, loss, life changes, diagnosis, and
parenting. She maintains a professional level of confidentiality as she walks with you through
the trenches.
Anita also serves in the ministry of visitation and visits grieving individuals/families after loss
due to death, divorce, diagnosis, and/or life changes; nursing home residents, shut-ins, persons
living with long-term illness, widows, widowers, single moms and parents struggling with the
needs and demands of parenting in unique situations.
In her role as Youth Director, Anita plans and coordinates lessons, games, outings, events,
service projects, and a whole lot of fun while keeping things real and focused on Jesus. IMPACT,
our 9th -12th youth group, meets at 7pm on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesdays of every month in
the lower-level youth room. SHINE, our 7th & 8th grade youth group meets at 7 p.m. on the    2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in the Shine room located in the upper level of the office
     Anita has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family
     Therapy. She is married to Denny and they have six children: Viktoria (24); Elliot (22); Jordan
     (20); Tyson (10); and twins, Jazaya & Delaney (8).
     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.