Ministry Services


Biographical Reflection - Rev. Cornelis H. J. Van Kempen

When someone asks Case Van Kempen if he was born in a barn, he always answers yes, and then says, ''Only it was spelled differently." Case was born in the town of Baarn, in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands, emigrating to the United States as an infant with his family in 1956. Upon arriving in the states, his name was spelled differently, too. The nickname for Cornelis in Dutch is ''Kees,'' but at the westside terminals in Manhattan, it became "Case."

Case attended Seymour Christian School and Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, then attended Hope College in Holland, graduating with a degree in philosophy in 1977. From there he went on to Wayne State University Law School. It was while there that he heard the call to ministry and enrolled in Western Theological Seminary.

Since Case had never intended to be a seminarian, he needed to take a crash course in Biblical Greek, which is where he met his wife, Leigh (Boelkins). She was also a student in the summer Greek course, and after a brief courtship, they were married in 1981.

Upon graduation, Case and Leigh moved to serve churches in Clymer, New York and Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, after which they returned to serve a church in Holland. While in New Jersey, Leigh was ordained to chaplaincy, serving as the multi-faith chaplain for Northwest Bergen Hospice. She is currently the chaplain for the Resthaven Care Community in Holland, Michigan, a position she has held for more than twenty years.

After nearly twenty years of settled ministry, Case took the training for interim ministry, and served 17 different congregations in five different denominations all over the upper Midwest. He has also written several books and Bible study guides: ''Hard Questions People Ask About the Christian Faith," ''Daniel: Daring faith for Dangerous Times," and ''I, II, III John: Living in the Light of Love." His latest book, ''The Jericho Effect: What if We Tried it God's Way for a Change" was released in August of 2019.

Case loves to run (six marathons so far), enjoys all things automotive, especially Saabs, and is looking forward to being in settled ministry again. He and Leigh have three adult children, all married, and eight grandchildren. '

Sunday School

September – May | Sunday Mornings 9:00 a.m. | Ages 3 through 14 | All are welcome.

Our Sunday School program focuses on music and youth Bible education. The children learn the stories of the people in the Bible and are taught to name all the books of the Bible. They learn many songs and sing once a month during our church service.  In the spring the children lead the church service with a program of music and scripture.  The children’s program on Christmas Eve is always presented in a wonderful new way to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.

The older kids are wonderful with the younger children to guide and mentor them to participate and learn.   

Halloween Party 


 Rally Day

Palm Sunday Service — 10:15 a.m.

John 12:3

They took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”

Easter Sunday Service

"He is risen; He is risen, indeed!"

Easter Service 9:30 a.m.



Easter Morning Egg Hunt

Fall Services

A time to acknowledge and be grateful for all the Blessings provided by our Lord.

Leviticus 23:22
"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.  Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God."

Exodus 34:21
"Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest."

Christmas Eve Services

Children’s Program — 6:30 p.m.

Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
He is the Messiah, the Lord.

Candlelight Service with Communion 9:00 p.m.

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Communion is served the first Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome to receive the Lord's Sacrament

Luke 22:19-20

And he took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, "this is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me"

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "this cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you"

Weddings & Funerals

Our beautiful country church is available for weddings & funerals for non-members.

Our church seats 175 comfortably.

Non-Members Rates for facility and staff.

Sanctuary $400
Our Pastor $400
Church Coordinator    $275
Organist (Funeral) $200
Organist (Wedding)  
Reception Hall $200

Using our Pastor is optional – you may use your own clergy.
If our organ and piano are used you must use our organist.

Please contact the church office for additional details.