Rev. Chad M. Steenwyk
Pastor Chad became the full-time Co-Pastor of Central Avenue in September of 2004. He had previously served as Intern Pastor here since December of 2002. Pastor Chad graduated from Calvin Seminary in 2004 and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry at Knox Theological Seminary. His ordination was September 19, 2004. Central Avenue is Pastor Chad's first charge.
Pastor Chad typically maintains office hours Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday through Friday. Saturday is his regular day-off.
Pastor Chad and his wife Rachel have three children. Their family enjoys camping, sports, reading and time with friends and family.
Rev. James H. Scholten
Pastor Jim has served as pastor of Central Avenue since 1998. In November of 2004 he became a half-time Co-Pastor. He has previous served churches in Hills, MN; Willard, OH; Grand Haven, MI and Niekerk (near Holland), MI. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1971 and was ordained on September 23, 1971.
Pastor Jim is currently taking the summer months of 2016 off. He is set to resume his ministry at Central Avenue again after Labor Day.
With his wife Shari, Pastor Jim has three children and 10 grandchildren, all living in the Holland/Zeeland area. Pastor Jim enjoys cars, fishing and his cottage.
Pastor Rob Gruessing
Summer Intern/Interim Pastor
Mr. Richard Cory
Rich became Music Director at Central Avenue in June of 2004. He directs many music groups including the Chancel Choir. He previously served as choir director in Ohio as well as with the Holland Chorale. He also currently directs the Zeeland Civic Chorus and their annual performance of Handel's Messiah. Rich has also been a voice instructor at Hope College in addition to being an accomplished soloist himself. He graduated from Taylor University and Ohio University.
Rich does not maintain regular office hours at the church, but is usually here Wednesday evenings during the church year for the choir's practice time.
Rich and his wife Mary have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Susan Zwiep
Sue has served as Church Secretary since 1997. She handles the publishing functions of the church.
Sue maintains office hours at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items for the church bulletin are due at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and for the Central Channel the second to last Sunday of the month.
Sue and her husband Steve have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Libby Ellerbroek
Libby started on staff at Central Ave in September 2012. She primarily handles administrative functions in the church office and works with the various committees and with council.
Libby maintains office hours on Monday (11:00-4:00), Wednesday (11:00-4:00) and Friday (9:00-4:00).
Libby and her husband Karl have been married since 1988. They live on the south side of Holland and have three children (Samantha, Nathan and Adrianne) and 2 dogs (Calvin and Bailey)
Mr. Dick Hengst
After helping out part-time for several months, Dick took over the role as head custodian on February 1, 2010. He coordinates the daily maintenance and up-keep of the main church building and grounds.
Dick and his wife Pauline have three grown children and one grandchild.
Ms. Bea Meier
Mrs. Ruth Klaasen
Mrs. Judy Koeman