Staff Directory

Wanda Vande Kieft
Administrative Assistant

Office hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday

Wanda has a rich history with Bethel CRC, having been baptized here. Wanda is the daughter of Bethel member Kathy Vande Kieft and her late husband Harold. Wanda grew up on a farm between Sioux Center and Orange City, where she continues to live with her mom. They along with her siblings continue to manage the farm.
Wanda attended Sioux Center Christian School, Unity Christian High School and Dordt College. She left Bethel CRC in 1988 when she moved to Orange City.  She attended First Reformed Church in OC until she came back to Bethel CRC in 2010. “There was a 21 year gap, but I feel Bethel has always been part of my life,” she said. “Del Broek asked me to join the choir and I have enjoyed the time I was able to spend singing with a great group of people.”
Much of her spare time revolves taking care of her parents’ farmplace. “We love to work in our flower beds and mow lawn. I have taken Master Gardener classes. However, I am into flowers and less into vegetable gardening.  One of my jobs around the farm is spraying weeds.  I spend plenty of time on the 4-wheeler with my weed sprayer.  I find it relaxing and gratifying.”
“My family is big into horses and horse shows.  I usually take care of their dogs when they go to shows.  I love to camp in my little camper, mostly right in my own west grove of trees.  We call it my campground.”
Another one of her hobbies is the Orange City Tulip Festival. 
“I have been on the Steering Committee since 2001,” she said. “In 2006 I was the Chairperson of the festival.  What an experience to be part of a long running community event! I love the festival and celebrating my Dutch heritage. I am on the Executive Steering Committee again chaired the fesetival in 2019. It was an exciting and busy year.  I was asked to be part of the committee and agreed to work with the festival.  I did not know at the time how much work it would be, but I am glad to be part of the group.”
Click on names to view
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