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 grandchildren.


Becky Ossefoort – Children & Jr High Ministry  (
Becky joined the staff at ARC 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.



Vicki Altena – Connections & Assimilation Coordinator (
Vicki joined the staff as our Connections & Assimilation Coordinator in April 2021.  Vicki is excited to invite people into a life-changing and ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ by connecting and involving them in the life of American Reformed Church.  She is also eager to make connections in the community through community engagement and service.  Some of Vicki’s hobbies include cooking, baking, leading small groups and enjoying a good bonfire with friends.


Marilyn Uithoven – Visitation Pastor (
Marilyn joined the staff at ARC in June 2023 as our Visitation Pastor. Marilyn is a great listener and encourager as she visits the elderly, and many who are sick, injured, or find themselves in a crisis situation. Marilyn and her husband Greg live on the farm she grew up on. She loves spending time with her kids and grandkids, going for walks, gardening, and being outside doing anything.


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.


Codie Zeutenhorst – Custodian
Codie joined the staff as Custodian in January 2021. Codie and his wife Jana live in Luverne with their three daughters. He is also the owner and chiropractor at Luverne Health & Wellness. Codie enjoys being with family, watching and playing baseball, relaxing, and traveling.


Consistory Members:
Elders: Warren Sandbulte, Kent Vander Lugt, Grant Binford, Ken Hup, Jim Jelken, Matt Nath
Deacons: Jason Fick, Randy Hoogland, Dan Hanenburg, Brad Van De Berg, Brian Den Herder, Robert Sneller