Staff Directory

Dan Elgersma
Youth Director

Mobile: (712) 541-5056

I grew up in Hudsonville, Mich., and attended Unity Christian High School (Go Crusaders!). I went to Dordt College for a major in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies. My family was wary about me going to school in Iowa because they worried I might fall in love with an Iowa girl and that is exactly what happened. My wife Becky is from Orange City. We met working Dordt maintenance our sophomore year and got married the day after our senior graduation. We now reside in Sioux Center and have served at Bethel since 2018.

I'm very excited about youth ministry. Being in a "front row seat" when a young person's faith becomes their own, and they accept Jesus as their Lord and savior is the best thing ever. Our youth have more opportunities and resources at their fingertips than any generation before them, and with that can come lots of anxiety and potential for life changing mistakes. There is also a lot of identity formation happening in the teenage years. What will I value? What will I stand for? What will I believe in? I seek to engage this group and facilitate the development of healthy adult relationships from within the church to mentor and grow alongside of youth while they navigate the waters of jr. high and high school.  
We have two young children, Bailey and Samuel. Our family enjoys, movies, reading, campfires, boating, games, golf (Dan), gardening (Becky) and hospitality. Please continue to introduce yourselves while we work on learning names.
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Pastor John Lee
Pastor of Teaching & Preaching
Pastor Duane Tinklenberg
Pastor of Visitation
Dan Elgersma
Youth Director
Wanda Vande Kieft
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Frens
Worship Coordinator
Sherry Visser
Tessa Vanden Bosch
Director of Finance