How I came into a relationship with Jesus Christ I grew up in a Christian home with a loving Christian family. I loved going to church. I started Sunday school at age 3 and went to every VBS I could get my mom to take me to in the summer. I gave my life to Jesus in my teens at a retreat with my youth group and made Profession of Faith on my 21st birthday. The world and my sin pulled me away from God and his plans for my life and I was living for myself. But God pursued me and pulled me back to him when I was in my late 20’s but I still did not have a deep relationship with Jesus until I was older. Harvest continues to challenge me to grow and deepen my relationship daily.
How I came to Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake God brought my family and me to Harvest with the encouragement of our daughter. He brought us here where we received truth, worship, conviction and restoration. We came to see why there were so many people drawn to HBCSL and once we came we stayed because there is true worship and hard truth spoken without apology. It was not a church where we were entertained, but a place of true vertical worship.
What do I do at Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake I am the Administrative Assistant to the Soul Care Ministries. I work for the “Dan’s”; Pastor Turner & Pastor Cook.
Why I do what I do when my last job ended I gave my next job totally to God to place me where he wanted me to be, not where I wanted to be. I want to do what is pleasing to God and not pleasing to me. Psalm 19:14 says, “May the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight.”
At Harvest Since February 2015
On Staff Since March 2016
Education Calvin College 1980-1984 BA Art; 1990-1991 Teaching Certificate K-12 Art, Secondary Social Studies
Previous Work Youth Director @ Ferrysburg Community Church; & 14 other different jobs from restaurant work, fitness trainer, financial administrator to business owner.
Favorite verse- Psalm 119:33-40
Married to Blake De Jonge, best friend, husband, father, and my biggest supporter
Children Michaela and Ezekiel (Zeke)
What I do for fun Read, Photography, Drawing, Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Exercise