Kent and Betsy Frens have two daughters - Madelyn and Josie. Kent was installed at Thornapple Community Church last September, and enjoys outdoors endurance activities like trail running and backpacking,as well as coaching his daughters in softball and basketball. "Sitting around a campfire is sheer delight to my soul."
Michelle is the pianist and organist currently at TCC. Aside from that, she selects all aspects of music along with accompanying the choir. She has the most seniority over other staff members as she has been here for 27+ years! She enjoys fostering dogs and spending time with her family. She is married and has four children.
Catharina finds it a privilege to work with the choir as they prepare for sharing in worship. She is a private voice and piano instructor with her own studio. She and husband Dale have 2 grown daughters and 3 grandchildren. Catharina enjoys working on creative projects, is an avid knitter, and loves to read.
Carmen VerVelde is one of our Youth Ministry Interns. This is her first year at TCC. Currently Carmen over sees the high school ministry program. She is originally from Wisconsin, but attends Kuyper College here in Grand Rapids. Her hobbies include: volleyball, water activities, and hanging out with friends!
Merle is a part-time custodian and really enjoys cleaning the church. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring Model A cars and collecting antique Farmall tractors. Marilyn is the custodian's helper. She enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, singing, baking, gardening, reading, taking piano & organ lessons, and is a docent at the Ada Museum.