Jordan Humm - Ministry Associate

Jordan hails originally from Austin, Texas, but has called West Michigan home ever since attending Hope College where she graduated with a degree in creative writing with a minor in theology. She is currently a part-time student at Western Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity in addition to serving as a Ministry Associate at Fifth. She and Ryan have been married since 2013 and have two boys, Silas (3) and Shepherd (1.5).

Paul Kortenhoven - Senior Ministries Coordinator

Paul and his wife Mary have served as missionaries to Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He pastored a church in Minnesota. They moved back to the USA in 2002 with their children. Paul served as special projects coordinator for the CRC until 2008 and Mary worked for Para, which is part of Bethany Christian Services. 

Renae started working at Fifth Church in 2001 and loves having a front row seat to see and experience what God is doing. Renae and her husband Patrick have been married since 1996, and have a daughter, Jeanie. In 1997 they ran their own Bait & Tackle Shop for 2 ½ years and enjoyed meeting all the people who walked thru the doors. Renae enjoys the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, drawing and taking pictures.

Janna was led to serve on staff at Fifth as Worship Arts Director the summer of 2008. She was raised primarily in the Muskegon, Michigan area  Prior to diving into full time ministry in 1999 she was a public school music teacher in the Chicago area. (B.A. Music Education, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1985)  Janna enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, doing mission work in the Yucatan. She is passionate about her three children, Ryan and Molly and Emily, and her grandson.

Saara Spitzer - Worship Arts Intern

Saara grew up on the northwest side of Chicago in Palatine, IL and moved to Grand Rapids when she started school at Calvin University. She is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education with a minor in Worship. Prior to interning at Fifth, Saara served as a ministry intern at a church in Sacramento and helped to plan and lead chapel services at Calvin. When she is not doing homework, she can be found reading a variety of books, talking with people about the Enneagram, or making music with friends. 

Christian is our Director of Student Ministries. Christian has a passion for meeting the youth of Fifth Church where they are at and creating an atmosphere, environment, and experiences for growth and ownership of their faith.  Christian was born and raised in Grand Rapids and is passionate about the city. He's a resident of Heritage Hill, and can found frequenting all of the great events and venues the G-Rap has to offer.  Christian graduated with Youth Ministry and Bible degrees from Kuyper College.  He lives in the heart of the city with is faithful dog, Clyde.

Greg was born and raised within 1 mile of Fifth Reformed Church and now live across the street with his wife Marianne, what a blessing. Greg has a son serving in the Army.  He is an artist, inventor, and have been called " MacGyver." A business owner since 1996, Greg felt God leading him to other things. Greg began working at Fifth in 2008. Greg oversees all facilities and grounds for Fifth.

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