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Paul Kortenhoven - Senior Ministries Coordinator

In addition to serving as a pastor, Paul and his wife, Mary, have served as missionaries to Nigeria and Sierra Leone. They moved back to the USA in 2002 with their children. Paul served as special projects coordinator for the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) until 2008, and Mary worked for Para, which is part of Bethany Christian Services.

Janna was raised primarily in the Muskegon, Michigan area. Prior to serving in full-time ministry, she was a public school music teacher in the Chicago area. Janna enjoys spending time with husband, family and friends, cooking, traveling, and doing mission work in the Yucatan. She is passionate about her three children, Ryan and Molly and Emily, and her grandson. Janna has been on staff since 2008.

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.

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.

Greg was born and raised within one mile of the Fifth Church building and now lives across the street from the building with his wife Marianne. Greg is an artist, inventor, and has been called "MacGyver" referring to his knack for unconventional problem solving. Greg has been with Fifth since 2008.

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