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.


Becky Ossefoort – Children Ministry  (
Becky took the reins as Children’s Ministry Coordinator in July, 2012. Her love of children and youth shines through her ministry as she coordinates activities and opportunities for 2 year olds through 8th 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.


Darrel & LaDonna Van Aartsen – Youth Ministry  (
Darrel & LaDonna joined the staff at ARC in July 2018 and are excited to work with youth in Grades 9-12 and to share the love of Christ with them.  In their spare time, Darrel & LaDonna enjoy spending time with family and friends and serving their community in various roles.


Katrina Hart – Worship Director (
Katrina began leading worship at ARC in January, 2019.  Katrina is a passionate worshiper and desires to lead God’s people to a deeper level of intimacy through music.  She has been leading worship since she was 19 and loves the Church, the relationships that are built, and seeing others experience Jesus through music. Katrina and her husband, Mitchell reside in Pipestone with their sons, Jude and Ander. (Photo by Mark Thode Photography)


George H. Bonnema – Congregational Care (
George 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 (
Erin 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: Merlin Cleveringa, Dave Haugom, Ken Alons, Harley Fransman, Bryan Kienholz, Randy Sasker
Deacons: Jon Schomacker, Ryan Wynia, AJ Brands, Jesse Woodley, Eric Binford, Josh Klay