Leadership & Staff

Lee Street Church elects a Council of Elders and Deacons to serve as its governing body.  This group of men and women serve a three-year term in equipping the church to grow in faith, love and serve others, and be a disciple-making community.

In partnership with the Elders and Deacons, the Administrative Council is a group of men and women who are elected or appointed to focus on specific administrative functions of the church (such as vision/mission, facilities, finance, and human resources). If you have questions, please email the clerk of Council at clerk@leestcrc.org.

Pastors: Steve DeVries, Joel Van Dyke, Yordanys Diaz
Vice President: Pastor Steve DeVries
Clerk: Dave Bouwkamp
Treasurer: Dave DeVries
Deacon Representative: Judy Haan
Members at Large: Dan Holwerda and Phil Ouwinga
Administrator: Rachel Bouwkamp

Elders and Deacons are privileged to come alongside the congregation with care and encouragement. Members are organized into households, alphabetically by last name for easy access.  Please contact the church office to get connected. (616.241.2105)

Household 1


(Elder) Harry Disselkoen

(Deacon) Mary Disselkoen

Household 2


(Elder) Chuck Jansen

(Deacons) Barb Bolkema/Seth TenBroeke

Household 3


(Elder) Dave Veltkamp

(Deacon) Becky Veltkamp

Household 4


(Elder) Steve Waalkes

(Deacon) Carole tenHaaf

Household 5


(Elder) Dan Hoekzema

(Deacon) Dawn Bredeweg

Household 6


(Elder) Pete Visser

(Deacon) Barb Waalkes

Household 7


(Elder) Dave Reiffer

(Deacon) Deb Ouwinga

Household 8

LSEE (Lee Street en Español)

(Elder) Luis Pardo

(Deacon) Ariana Mendez

Lee Street’s Leadership and Support Staff take care of the day-to-day functions of the church–equipping the church for ministry, connecting the church with the community, and helping the church carry out its vision and mission in the community.

Steve DeVries


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Joel Van Dyke


Yordanys Diaz


Jonatan Gonzalez

Student Ministries Director

Rachel Bouwkamp

Administrator and Director of Worship

Vicki Reiffer

Administrative Assistant

Ron Kole

Weekend Custodian

Mery Soriano

Weekday Custodian


Rylan Brue