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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.

Traci Parker - Pastor, Woodland Drive-In Church

Traci is from Nunica, MI. She has undergraduate degrees from Alma (political science) and Aquinas (history), and an MDiv from Western Theological Seminary in Holland. She preaches and cares for the congregation at Woodland Drive-In, sharing the grace of God, the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit with anyone who stops by. Her congregation listens to the service over the radio from the comfort of their car. Traci preaches outdoors from the porch in any weather, year long. Crazy, right? People often ask her, why do people come to a drive-in church? The Woodland Drive-In offers a safe, private, accessible way to come to hear the good news every week, but most of the people Traci has met keep coming to the drive-in because they want to. They come because they are loved, cared for, accepted, and God meets them where they are. God is so good! Traci loves writing, bookstores, research, camping, traveling, marching band competitions, and Lions’ football. She also loves coffee and food, so she’d love to connect any time! Both Traci and her husband John are thrilled by their call to this unique ministry, and they can’t wait for you to meet their kids Haley, Keara, Kylie, and Aaron.

Ron grew up on the north side of Chicago in Mt. Prospect, IL.  He went to Hope College and got his M. Div. from Western Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Anna, live in downtown GR and have a deep passion for church planting there. They would love to have coffee, lunch, dinner with you and talk more about it!    

Jon was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH (degree in organizational behavior) and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI (graduate degree in theology).  Before seminary, he had a short, first career in the hospitality industry, and before coming to Grand Rapids, he served Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines, IA as Pastor of Outreach. Jon and his wife Krystal have been married since 2009, and they are the proud parents of two sons named Jackson and Tucker.

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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