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Our Team.

The commitment of the staff and leadership at Friesland Community Church is at the heart of what makes us a living, thriving church. They are dedicated to serving the community and strengthening the impact of our church on people’s lives.

Pastor Darrin Vant Hoff

Lead Pastor

Darrin grew up attending this Friesland church, but it wasn’t until his late 20’s that he became a Christ Follower. After that, his whole life changed. Darrin is now “back home” after serving in multiple pastoral roles at a church in Madison Wi. for 5 years. While Darrin loves Madison and the city, he also loves Friesland, the small town he grew up in, partly because it was back in the small town of Friesland where he met his wife Michelle.  Darrin and Michelle served in the student ministry together as friends, dated and eventually married in 2021. 


We are excited that Friesland Community Church is our home and we cannot wait to see what God will do in and through this church. It is our honor to help lead the church in the next chapter of life

Pastor Darrin & Michelle


Pastor Shane Zimmerman

Youth and Family Discipleship Pastor

Shane grew up going to church with his grandparents. At the age of 18, he gave his life to Christ and got saved. Soon after, Shane was involved in helping out with youth ministry and then later would lead a sports ministry. Afterwards, the call for the next generation was laid on his heart. Shane attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he obtained his degree in pastoral ministry. Some of Shane’s hobbies include: golfing, thrifting, sports,outdoors, talking to new people and spending time with his wife and three cats (Dahlia, Nala, Raya). Shane is married to his best friend Abby, who he met in 2021 and later married in March 2023. They both share a love for youth ministry and can’t wait to serve the Friesland community. 


Church Personnel.

Facilities Coordinator

Facilities Use




Bulletin Editor

Secretary & Newsletter

Sunday School Admin

Church Librarians

Ron Hart

Ron & Virginia Hart

Dixie Gaastra

Pam Braaksma

Char Holtan

Louise Dykstra

Lakeisha Heeringa

Ann Bresser

Cindy DeVries

Jessica Hendrickson

Michele Heeringa

Yvonne Heeringa

Lakeisha Heeringa

Flower Committee

Special Music

Children of Light Leaders

Grades 4 & 5

KAOS Leaders

Grades 6-8


Grades 9-12

Michele Heeringa

Yvonne Braaksma

Michele Heeringa

Pam Braaksma

Stacy Braaksma

Alicia Brown

Joni Dykstra

Jenni Ebert

Jessica Hendrickson

Tim Hendrickson

Hope Cupery

Adam Drahiem

Darrin Vant Hoff

Michelle Vant Hoff

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