Nominee Bios
Nominee Bios

Elder and Deacon Nominees

Each spring, church members are asked to affirm elder and deacon nominees as well as the annual budget. We encourage members to respond online using the 2022 BALLOT link below. Please phone the church office (616-868-7005) if you’d like a mailed paper ballot (to be returned by mail).

Ballots are DUE BY 12:30 PM May 22. Please email Barb Bestrom at bbestrom@adabible.org with any questions.

Proposed Budget     2022 Ballot


ELDER NOMINEES

Jerry Elve
New Nominee

Nominee Bios

Jerry and his wife, Jan, have two children and four grandsons. They have been attending Ada Bible for two years and attend the East Paris Campus. Jerry serves as a Men’s Small Group Leader. Jerry and Jan participate in a couple’s small group and previously piloted a program, Race and the Gospel.

Dan Erickson
New Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Dan and his wife, Nancy, have two children. They have been attending Ada Bible for five years at the Cascade Campus. Dan has served as a Stewardship Deacon on the Stewardship Team and is now nominated for Elder. He is employed as the Director of Human Resources at Ada Bible Church.

Tim Osbeck
New Nominee
Nominee Bios

Tim and his wife, Jill, have two married children and five grandchildren. They have been attending Ada Bible for 13 years and attend the Knapp Street Campus. Tim and Jill have served as small group leaders for 13 years. Tim recently retired from Meijer Inc after working in numerous leadership roles in Finance and Information Technology at the corporate headquarters.

Kedron Rhodes
New Nominee
Nominee Bios

Kedron and his wife, Amelia, have two teen children. They have been attending Ada Bible for 15 years and attend the Cascade Campus. Kedron is a Men’s Small Group Leader and previously served in Hospitality and as a Discovery Village small group leader. Amelia is the Women’s Ministry Director at Cascade Campus and is on the Ada Bible writing team. Kedron is currently employed by Crowe.

Jim Ryerson
New Nominee
Nominee Bios

Jim and his wife, Jane, have three married children and five grandchildren. They have been attending Ada Bible for 14 years and attend the Cascade Campus. Jim has served in Discovery Village and Hospitality. He and Jane serve as Marriage Mentor Coaches for the Cascade Campus. He is currently employed as a Sales Consultant.

Greg Flick
Renewing Nominee

Nominee Bios

Greg and his wife, Sarah, have two children. They have been attending Ada Bible for 22 years and attend the Kentwood Campus. They have served in various church ministries including Discovery Village, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and the Hospitality ministry. Greg is in a Men’s Small Group, and Sarah is a Women’s Small Group Coach. Previously serving as a deacon, Greg has been an elder for the last nine years including time on the Governing Elder Board. He has been employed as a financial advisor with Edward Jones for the past 27 years.

Carlos Hidalgo
Renewing Nominee

Nominee Bios

Carlos and his wife, Martha, have six adult children, 23 grandchildren and one great-grandson. They have been attending Ada Bible for five years. Besides serving as an Elder, Carlos served as a hospitality volunteer and is currently a Men’s Small Group Leader and Mentor. He is CEO of Hidalgo & DeVries, Inc.


DEACON NOMINEES

Al Gortmaker
New Nominee

Nominee Bios

Al and his wife Bethany have four children. They have been attending Ada Bible for 25 years and attend the Cascade Campus.  Al and Bethany have served in Discovery Village as 4th-5th grader greeters and storytellers. He is currently employed at Edward Jones.

Justin Hutt
New Nominee

Nominee Bios

Justin and his wife Allison have three children. They have been attending Ada Bible for six years and attend the East Paris Campus. Justin and Allison are Small Group Leaders. Justin serves in Discovery Village and is in a Men’s Small Group. Justin is a wealth advisor and the managing partner at CooperDavis Financial Group.

Terry Churches
Renewing Nominee

Nominee Bios

Terry and his wife, Gayle, have four children and one grandchild. They have been attending Ada Bible for 21 years and attend the Cascade Campus. Terry has served in various ministries over the years including Hospitality (ushering), Discovery Village, Small Groups and Men’s Ministry. Terry has served as Deacon for 15 years. Gayle is the Facilities Supervisor at the Cascade Campus. Terry is employed as an associate broker for 23+ years.

Jeremy Geerdes
Renewing Nominee

Nominee Bios

Jeremy and his wife, Marci, have three children and serve as a foster family. They have been attending Ada Bible for 11 years and attend the Kentwood Campus. Jeremy is in a Men’s Small Group and serves in various capacities in Discovery Village. He has been a 5th-grade teacher at Caledonia Community Schools for almost 20 years.

 


STAFF ELDER NOMINEES

Jake Bull
New Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Jake and his wife, Bekah, recently welcomed their first child. They have been attending Ada Bible for about four years and attend the Cascade Campus. Jake and Bekah are couples’ Small Group Leaders. Jake is also a middle school Lifeline Leader and serves in Discovery Village. Jake works at Ada Bible as a Small Group and Men’s Ministry Pastor at the Cascade Campus.

Aaron Buer
Renewing Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Aaron and his wife, Katie, have five children. They have been attending Ada Bible for 13 years and regularly attend the Kentwood Campus. Aaron and Katie have served in various capacities including Discovery Village, Lifeline and Care. Aaron is the Ada Bible Director of Weekend Services and a Teaching Pastor.

Brad Holmes
Renewing Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Brad and his wife, Amy, have three children. They have been attending Ada Bible for 13 years and attend the Knapp Street Campus. Brad and Amy are Small Group Leaders. Brad has been employed by Ada Bible as Pastor for UNION (ages 18-35) for the past 13 years.

Rich Nibbe
Renewing Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Rich and his wife, Ash, have two children. They have been attending Ada Bible for nine years and regularly attend the Cascade Campus. Rich and Ash have served in various staff roles and volunteer ministries at the church. Rich is Ada Bible’s Executive Pastor.

Kyle Pierpont
Renewing Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Kyle and his wife Elizabeth have three children. They have been attending Ada Bible for seven years. Kyle and Elizabeth have served in various church ministries. Kyle is the Campus Pastor at the Cascade Campus.

Ben Vaught
Renewing Non-Voting

Nominee Bios

Ben and his wife, Allison, have four children. They have been attending Ada Bible for nine years and attend the Knapp Street Campus. Ben and Allie have served in various church ministries. Ben is the Small Groups Pastor at the Knapp Street Campus.

 


Proposed Budget     2022 Ballot