ABOUT US

MISSION
STAFF
VISION
HISTORY
VALUES
WHAT'S NEXT

Our Mission

what drives us
Our purpose is to lead people of all backgrounds into a growing relationship with Jesus

Our Vision

where we’re headed

LOVING AND SERVING OUR NEIGHBOR

REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION

REFLECTING THE DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

Our Core Values

We love God, love people and grow together in the grace and generosity of Jesus by being UNITED in what’s important to us.

UNCONDITIONAL GRACE

God’s grace is offered to all; come as you are, you are welcome.

NATURALLY MISSIONAL

Engaged in service and outreach, we make a difference in our community and world.

INTENTIONALLY DIVERSE

We strive to be a community of people from all different backgrounds and stages of life.

TRUTH LIVED OUT

Foundationally rooted in the Bible, we apply God’s word to our daily lives.

EVERYONE MATTERS

We are all part of the Church and everyone has a part to play.

DEPENDENT ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

We follow Jesus by daily seeking the Holy Spirit’s leading.

OUR STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Dave Lantz

Dave Lantz

Pastor of Preaching and Leadership

Contact Dave.

Dawn Vagle

Dawn Vagle

Pastor of Congregational Care

Contact Dawn. 

Austin Vondracek

Austin Vondracek

Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach

Contact Austin.

Marcel & Cindy Arocha

Marcel & Cindy Arocha

Worship Directors

Contact Marcel & Cindy.

Katie & Jesse Luyk

Katie & Jesse Luyk

Directors of Student Ministries

Contact Katie & Jesse.

Kara Lepley

Kara Lepley

Director of Beechwood Kids

Contact Kara.

Laura Cramer

Laura Cramer

Treasurer

Contact Laura.

Leah Vondracek

Leah Vondracek

Communications Director

Contact Leah.

Anne Van Heest

Anne Van Heest

Administrative staff

Contact Anne.

Barb Griffiths

Barb Griffiths

Administrative staff

Contact Barb.

Jim Borgman

Jim Borgman

Buildings and Grounds Director

Contact Jim.

2017-2018 Deacons
Dennis Alexejun            Rita Falk                                     Aaron Mutschler
Adam Buttimer              Karla Kammeraad-Bos           Dan Trap
Joe DeWeerd                  Carla McTaggart

2017-2018 Elders
Elizabeth Giddings            Debbie Lenters            Phil Reinken
Dan Hendon                       Jim Luyk                        Clair VanZeelt
Maria Hoekstra                  Jerry Rabe                     Meg Weiland

OUR HISTORY

Early Years

In 1942, William Coons, a seminary student, made a survey of the Beechwood area. Results showed there was sufficient interest to start a church. The services, which began in the summer of 1942, were held in the former Beechwood School.

In September 1943, the site at 269 Douglas Avenue on the north side of Holland was purchased for $1,650.00. Following the purchase, a chapel was donated and moved to the church property. Beechwood soon outgrew the modest chapel and built a new church building on the same property in1947.

Today

We’ve been at our current location now for over 25 years.  God has done many unexpected and miraculous things along the way, and we believe he has much more in store for us!  We want to invite you to be part of the future as we grow in Christ together and do all we can to love and serve people in the greater Holland area.