Church Council


Church Council

Council has formed the Pastor Search Team. The members are Tim Blamer, Erika Bridge, Beth DeBoe, Crystal Gabrielse, Jim Harkema, Kristin Hintz, Dave Mulder, and Cory Smidt. Please be in prayer for them during this very important time in the life of River Terrace Church.


Council Members 2017-2018

The governing body of our church is our Church Council, made up of Elders, Deacons, and the ministers. Elders and Deacons are nominated and voted upon by the members of the church. They serve three-year terms. If you wish to contact an Elder or Deacon, please click his or her name below to send an email.



Karen Bollman
Beth DeBoe
John Kaufmann, Clerk of Council
Mark Menning
Jim Nicholas, Chair of Elders, Chair of Council
Troy Sprague



Erika Bridge, Secretary, Assistant Clerk
Mark Gabrielse
Robert Geers, Chair of the Deacons
David Harkema, Assistant Treasurer
David Mulder
Karin Polischuk
Jenny Sullivan



Ken Bieber, Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship
David Sieplinga, Interim Pastor