Rev. Tim Vander Haar
Rev. Tim leads our faith community in worship: during our Sunday morning worship service at 10:30, in leading a discussion group about the Bible passages for the day at 9:30 Sunday mornings, and in visiting with members of our church family in hospital care or homebound. As a part of our various departments and committees Rev. Tim guides our congregation in the administration of our work as a congregation – as together we walk in God’s ways, committing ourselves to serve the world God loves. Whether you have a question about your own unique spiritual journey, or wish to discuss issues of faith, hope, and justice in our wider community, you can contact Rev. Tim at the church office.
Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Ann runs our church office. Ann uses her gifts of organization and genuine care to coordinate volunteers, track member information, and make our church a hospitable place for all. If you have something to post in our weekly worship service bulletin or our monthly Pilgrim Post newsletter, Ann oversees the production of those publications. Any questions you may have regarding the church or its many programs, just call Ann at the church office. She will help you connect with the right information or people to help.
Dr. Michael Match
Director of Music
Dr. Match directs our music program here at FCC Muskegon. His strong belief in music as a way to enrich the worship experience for our congregation continues the long tradition of extraordinary music in this church. He oversees our Motet Choir, an ensemble of 50 singers that presents a variety of choral music on Sundays from September through May, the Canterbury Bells handbell ensemble, and our community youth arts program. Dr. Match’s dedication to excellence and accessible, effective teaching methods have kept our music program on a path of growth. If you have questions or are interested in making connections to God’s message through music, contact
Elisabeth handles all financial, contributions, payroll, and business relationship transactions for our church. She assists the church Treasurer in reporting on our financial status and preparing our annual budget. Elisabeth also serves as our wedding hostess and coordinates scheduling for use of the building for all events, meetings, and classes, whether for member groups or use by others in our wider community. So if you have questions about gifts and contributions, want to setup automated giving, or would like to schedule your wedding or other event at our beautiful facilities, contact Elisabeth.
Rick draws on his extensive experience to manage the ongoing task of maintaining our beautiful building and grounds. He works tirelessly with volunteers who regularly help with the painting, repairing, mowing, and other odd jobs that keep our grounds and building spaces looking so lovely. Rick works alongside our Business Administrator to build vendor relationships and secure cost savings for our church. His good humor is appreciated by all, as he works to ensure that the set-up, security, and operations of our facilities works for the many events and programs happening here. So if you’d like to help our building volunteers, let Rick know. He’ll bring donuts!
Christian Education Director
Holly works with the Christian Education Department to administer the Sunday School programs for our youth. She serves as classroom supervisor on Sunday mornings, coordinating our teachers and Sunday School helpers and making sure curriculum, supplies, and lesson plans are in place for teachers. Holly works to welcome all students and families, including new or visiting students to get involved in our education programs, including Family Fun events and Vacation Bible School. Contact Holly to register your student(s)!
John brings his extensive experience and wonderful artistry to our organ and keyboard instruments. His music not only adds to our Sunday morning worship experience – John accompanies the Motet Choir and our Youth Alive Choir in rehearsal during the week, and is active with the Muskegon Chamber Choir as well. John also can work with you to select and provide music for your wedding or memorial service.