MINISTER

Rev. Steve Oeverman was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Calvin College, The Bethlehem Institute, and Westminster Seminary California. After a Master of Divinity from Westminster, he and his wife Kathryn served for a time with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. In 2005, they moved to Escondido, California where Steve was associate pastor of Escondido United Reformed Church and executive vice president of Westminster Seminary California. Rev. Oeverman was called to serve Grace United Reformed Church in September 2012. Steve and Kathryn were married in 1995 and have five children.

 

ELDERS

Dale Tubbs is married to Nancy. Dale has served as an elder for multiple congregations. He retired from his career as a warehouseman in 2008. Dale is an active reader of modern U.S. history, Russian history and literature, and lots of theology. He is also chairman of our Consistory (elders and minister) and Council (deacons, elders, and minister).

David Hein is married to Naomi and is the father of 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He studied music and missions at Moody Bible Institute and earned a B.A. from Covenant College and M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary. After seminary he served various pastorates and as a Christian school administrator. David retired in 2008 after working in health insurance management. He enjoys music, reading, camping and farming. David was ordained as a URC elder in 2017.

 

DEACONS

Hans Hoogendam is married to Suzie and father of three grown children. He has been a craftsman in the building industry since 1973. Hans and Suzie are avid bicyclers, campers, and grandparents. Hans was ordained as a deacon in 2015.

Kurt Werner is married to Jean and father of two. He has been the controller of a commercial construction company since 2005. Kurt is an active parent at Cedar Tree Classical Christian School and maintains various interests in the music industry. Kurt was ordained as a deacon in 2015.

Michael Edwards is married to Jenny and father of three. He has been working in engineering in the high-tech sector since 2004.  Michael and Jenny enjoy camping, hiking, working on the yard, and spending time with friends and family. Michael was ordained as a deacon in 2017.