I have lived in Montana for 20 years. The love of my life, Michael Flikkema, brought me here from Michigan after we graduated from Dordt College. We have 3 beautiful children. I work full time at Manhattan Bank as the System Administrator. At Bethel I am the Sunday School director and help on the Worship and Enfolding committee. I enjoy being the bulletin secretary as another way to be a part of the church and serve Christ.
I grew up in Chino, California where I started singing in church when I was six years old and thus began a love of music in the church. I started leading singing in worship while the music coordinator for a student led service at Dordt College where I attended and graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry and minors in Church Music and Bible Education. After college I worked at Providence Christian College in Ontario, California where I helped develop the Student Life program which included the chapel program. I have also led the music at the Reformed Youth Services National Youth Convention for ten years. I love being able to use the gifts that God has given me to help lead His people in singing. I’m also excited to help get other congregation members involved in music at Bethel whether it be singing or playing an instrument. God has blessed His people with many gifts and I’m excited to help them use those gifts in the church. I am married to a wonderful man who happens to be the pastor at Bethel J. And we have four children, three crazy young boys and one sweet little girl.
I have attended Bethel my entire life. My wife Rhonda and I have 3 children, Brady, Conner and Alexa. It is my privilege to serve as maintenance man here and I enjoy being a part of the family of God at Bethel CRC.