Pastor Kelly Vander Woude
Husband, Father, PReacher,
smoker of food and lover of bacon.
I simply love Jesus and want to help others in their own walk. And so whether it's in serving the church family here at Immanuel, serving our community (around church or our own home), cooking and smoking food, or reflecting on our faith in life through my blog (The Simple Preacher) my role is to share Jesus and love others.
director of youth ministries &
Children's ministries coordinator
I joined the Immanuel family with my husband and (now) four boys in 2005. Serving youth and their families is one of my callings in life. I love hanging out with middle and high schoolers--they are smart and hilarious--and I love to learn with them about God, his Word, and his world. I also enjoy music, photographing nature, painting, and reading and talking about books--creative things that help me notice the beauty around me, and praise God for it.
Wife, mother, baker
My husband and I started going here 28 years ago when we were looking for a church to get married in and stayed because of the people. The Immanuel family is my (our) family too. I am a wife, a mother and a baker. I love all these roles in my life. I also really like people and am apt to go and talk to that person standing in the back corner looking uncomfortable and try to make them a little less uncomfortable.