Staff


  • BELOW IS THE LIST OF PASTORS WHO ARE READY TO SERVE

    We give thanks to our Lord for everyone who expends energy and resources to build the Kingdom of our God and His Body, the Church. Please pray for these people and the ministries they perform.

    Want to talk to someone on the voice phone? Call the church office at 269-381-8691. 
    Each title and name is a link to the staff's email address.

  • Pastor Mike brings solid, vivid preaching and a gift for care and conversation with all. His leadership is inspiring many in a time of fresh renewal at Westwood Church.

  • Cheri seeks to implement a vision for inter-generational church life and ministry. She brings a passion for seeing individuals and families, from the youngest to the oldest, involved in  activities and ministries that bring all  closer to full life in Christ.

  • Administrative Assistant Ginny Hoekstra

    Ginny has been a welcoming, organized presence at Westwood since 1988. Her job includes such tasks as assembling orders of worship, the weekly newsletter (bulletin), and a myriad of other details throughout the week.

  • Director of Youth Ministries Alex DeWaal

    Alex joined our staff in 2015 and is busily engaged in building relationships with our students, and leading them to know Jesus personally. He is originally from Kalamazoo and is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI. He is always up for a challenge, in particular Rummikub and Connect Four.

  • Worship Coordinator Kristina RIEwaldt

    Kristina also joined us in 2015.  She brings a heart passionate for praising the Lord in honest, meaningful, varied Worship. She is currently also a full-time graduate student in the Choral Music Department at WMU.