Church Phone 507-283-8600
Our Team

Mike Altena – Pastor (
Mike 8655and his wife Vicki began their ministry with ARC in January of 2012. Mike is passionate about helping people discover where God is working in their life and sharing the truth that sets them free. In addition to motorcycling and participation in spiritual renewal retreats, Mike and Vicki enjoy spending time with their children and granddaughters.


Cory Grimm – Associate Pastor(
Cor8597y began leading worship at ARC in September, 2012. In November, 2013, Cory’s position was expanded to include Outreach.  Cory was ordained as our Associate Pastor of Worship & Spiritual Formation in April, 2015.  He enjoys helping the members of ARC experience the awesome presence of God on Sunday mornings as well as in the midst of daily life. As former missionaries, Cory and his family remain involved with international missions and local outreach. In his spare time, Cory enjoys writing and performing music, reading classic novels, and best of all, goofing around with his kids!


Becky Ossefoort – Children & Youth Ministry  (
B8612ecky took the reins as Children’s Ministry Coordinator in July, 2012. In April, 2015 Becky’s position was expanded to include Youth Ministry.  Her love of children and youth shines through her ministry as she coordinates activities and opportunities for 2 year olds through 12th Grade.  Becky and her husband Josh live outside of Luverne on a farm with their three children. In her spare time, Becky enjoys being outside with her family as well as reading and gardening.


George H. Bonnema – Congregational Care (
Geo8604rge joined the staff at ARC in July, 1998 as Director of Congregational Care. George is a great example of being the hands and feet of Jesus as he visits the elderly, and many who are sick, injured, or find themselves in a crisis situation. George also organizes opportunities for mission ministry projects around the area. George and his wife Sharon enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren and traveling.


Erin Jacobsma – Office Administrator (
Erin8629 joined the staff as Office Administrator in September, 2009. In addition to secretarial duties, Erin supports the ministry staff and consistory and provides administrative assistance to all ministries at ARC. Erin and her husband Doug have three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, baking, and reading.


Brian Den Herder – Custodian
Brian has been cleaning and maintaining the facility and grounds at ARC since October, 2000.  Though most of his work is done behind the scenes, his willingness to be used in God’s house is greatly appreciated.

Consistory Members:
Elders: George A. Bonnema, Ken Hup, Jim Jelken, Willis Sandbulte, Merlin Cleveringa, Dave Haugom
Deacons: Mark Ehlers, Brad Van De Berg, Travis Chapa, Codie Zeutenhorst, Jon Schomacker, Ryan Wynia