About Friendship

We Are

Christian Reformed.

We are part of a collection of churches across North America who hold fast to the teachings of the Bible, historically following the 16th century reformer John Calvin.

Gospel-Centered.

Our church is centered on gospel proclamation, teaching, and evangelism. We seek opportunities to share the gospel with friends, neighbors, and loved ones.

Multigenerational.

We embrace people from across generational lines. Every person has value, and we want to enable every person, regardless of age, to be a part of the ministry work.

Generous.

At Friendship, we live generously—by giving of time, talents, and money to ministries, missions, and programs we’re passionate about that helps further the gospel.

Hospitable.

We value hospitality. We seek opportunities to be hospitable to our neighbors, whether that’s our physical neighbor, or someone we’ve never met.

Prayerful.

There’s power in prayer. Our congregation sees value in praying without ceasing. We love to pray for each other, and to carry each other’s burdens.

Servants.

We serve any way we can. That might be an organized event in the community, or that might be helping our neighbor or loved one.

Missional.

We are on a mission to make disciples. We are committed to cultivating, sharing, and celebrating the love of God with people everywhere.

Our Team

Dan Kinnas

Dan Kinnas

Lead Pastor of Worship & Discipleship

Tim Holwerda

Tim Holwerda

Pastor of Congregational Care & Outreach

Eric Everhart

Eric Everhart

Youth Pastor

Kathy Vander Stel

Kathy Vander Stel

Administrator

Denise Doezema

Denise Doezema

Ministry Assistant

Austin Slater

Austin Slater

Director of Worship Technology

Rod & Sara Jager

Rod & Sara Jager

Worship Coordinators

Tonya Brown

Tonya Brown

Children's Ministry Coordinator (Birth-K)

Sue Vanderlaan

Sue Vanderlaan

Children's Ministry Coordinator (Grades K-8)

Terry Kimber

Terry Kimber

Facilities Coordinator

190 100th Street SE Byron Center, MI 49315
(616)877-4144

OUR MISSION: As Christ-followers we are committed to cultivating, sharing, and celebrating the love of God with people everywhere.

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