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SIGNATORIES

We, the Ottawa Coalition of Unifying Christians (OCUC), a coalition of congregations, clergy, and Christians in Ottawa County, believe God calls us to take a public stand on issues that impact the common good of all residents of this County.

There are 12 faith communities and 473 individuals, including 39 pastorswho have signed on. 

See who they are below.

Join them here.

CLERGY SIGNATORIES

We sign as 39 individual citizens and concerned faith leaders.

  • The Rev. Jen Adams, Grace Episcopal, Holland

  • The Rev. David Alexander, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Kristine Aragon Bruce, First Presbyterian, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. Bryan Berghoef, Holland UCC, Holland

  • The Rev. Letisha Bowman, First UMC of Holland, Holland

  • The Rev. John Buttrey, First UMC of Holland, Holland

  • The Rev. Cathy Caldwell Hoop, First Presbyterian Church, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, St. John’s Episcopal, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. Tania Dozeman, First United Methodist Church of Holland

  • The Rev. Louis Grettenberger, United Methodist Church of the Dunes, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. Glennyce Grindstaff, Holland UCC, Holland

  • The Rev. Alicia Hager, Grace Episcopal, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Troy Hauser-Brydon, First Presbyterian, Grand Haven

  • The Rev Tracy M Heilman, Tower Hill Camp & Retreat Center

  • The Rev. John B. Hills, St. John’s Episcopal, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. LuAnne Stanley Hook, First United Methodist, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Jay E. Johnson, PhD, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Saugatuck

  • The Rev. Kama Jongerius, Holland UCC

  • The Rev. Sarah Juist, Parkwood Presbyterian, Jenison

  • The Rev. Jim Kocher (ELCA), First Presbyterian, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. Dr. Ruth E. Lowry, PCUSA Pastor

  • The Rev. Keith A. Mannes, United Church of Christ, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Sharon Nelson Arendshorst, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Dominic Palacios, Reformed Church in America (RCA)

  • The Rev. Dr. Harold (Hal) Porter, PCUSA (Retired), Ferrysburg

  • The Rev. Phil Quinn, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Izzy Rhodes, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Robert Roth, Retired

  • The Rev. Jill R. Russell, RCA Minister, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Larry Schuyler, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Snyder, St. John’s Episcopal, Grand Haven

  • The Rev. Andrew Spidahl, Embody Christ Fellowship, Park Township South, Holland

  • The Rev. Mark Stephenson, Intersection Ministries, Holland

  • The Rev. Sherri Swanson, Georgetown UMC, Jenison

  • The Rev. Larry Terlouw, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

  • The Rev. Paul Van Kempen, First Presbyterian, Holland

  • The Rev. Daniel B. Ward, ELCA Pastor at Grace Episcopal Church, Holland

  • The Rev. George F. Ward (retired), First United Methodist Church, Holland

  • The Rev. Dr. Gordon Wiersma, Hope Church (RCA), Holland

INDIVIDUAL SIGNATORIES

We sign as 381 citizens and concerned people of faith from a variety of vocations. 

Administration (5)

Shannon Dykstra

Elaine Keyzer

Krista Rensland

Cynthia Timmerman

Craig Timmerman

 

Agriculture & Livestock (5)

Gary Johnson

Thomas Parker Redick

Mistelle Serio

Ben VanderMolen

Jeff Westendorp 

 

Arts & Entertainment (7)

Laurie Baron

Amanda Dykhouse

Jean Flower

Juliet Biros Jarmosco

M. C. Martineau

Katie Norton

Jane Stoepker

 

Automotive (2)

Richard Norton

Michelle Potter

Building & Construction (6)

David Bendert 

Lori Cowman

Kyle Kowalski 

Kathy Lindstrom

Brad

Brenda VanderMeulen 

 

Education (113)

Karen Abraham

Kathy Alles

Karen Ambs

David Anys

George Barfield

Staci Bartels

Kim Beber

Erin Beyer

Becky Bierma

JoAnn Bird

Patricia Bloem

Christy Boeve 

Anna Bonnema

Kathryn Brownson

Elizabeth Carr

Kirstin Carr

Audrey Chambers

Pat Chambers

Janet Chichester

Robert Couch

Colleen Daley 

Catherine Day

William Dickinson

Rachel M. Driscoll 

Gregory Dykhouse

Lee Elenbaas 

Patricia Elenbaas 

Cathleen Feyt

Karrie Foster

Lydia Frens

Tracy Garrett

Jason Gillmore

Peggy Gorno

Nancy Haggarty

John D. Harberts

Kendall Harmening

Luanne Helder

Lauren Heyboer

Nancy Heineman

Michele Heinz

David Herman 

Kathy Herrick

Carolyn Gail Hibbard

David A Hoekema

Julia F. Houle

Traci Howard

Marcia Howe

Lauren Janes

Barbara Jenkins 

Robert Jerow

Bari S Johnson

Luann Keizer

Jennifer Kempster

Rita King

Joy Klawiter

Pam Kostamo

Brent Krueger

Callum Krueger

Tricia Kyrda

Lindsay Light

Leah Los

Susan Lukaart

Jane Marsman

Jennifer Marson-Reed 

Denise McConnell-Brown

Emily Jean McFadden

Marie McIntyre-Doerr

Kathleen Merizon

Barbara Mezeske 

Diane E. Murray

Kim Nagy

Nancy Nesbitt

Kelly Ortquist

Karen Owen

Jeri Page

Elizabeth Parker

Thom Parker

Judy Parr

Marsha Peterson 

Michael Philben

Jeanne Poppink

Betty Ann Porter

Beverley Rannow 

Maura Reynolds

Anthony Rheeder

Leighann Rheeder

Mary Robinson 

Abigail J Searls

John Siemion

Eric Snyder

Betsy Snider

Ruth Stegeman 

Sherrie Stuursma

David B Taylor

Abby Teasley

Kathy Thornhill

Deb Toering

Mary Toppen-Palma

Jon Tuscan

Karen Urquhart

Cathie Van Allsburg

Lester Van Allsburg 

Katharine Vance

Evangeline Van Huesen

Cheryl J. Wabeke

JoAnn Webster Bird

Doreen Wegener 

Randy Wegener 

Michael R Weller

Carol Wilhelm

Ellie Williams

Elizabeth Vander Lei

David VanDoorne

 

Finance & Banking (7)

Tom Armstrong

Michael G. Campbell

Marcia Dirkse

Alpha Mansaray

Jason Ryan

Kris Swieringa

Carolyn Taylor

 

Government (8)

Lisa Freeman

Mark Kornelis

Christine Koch

Marcia Mansaray

Reyna Masko

Kim Moore

Gayle Toben

Bill Young

 

Healthcare (45)

Nicole Alvesteffer

 John R. Beyer

James Bleicher 

Pamela Bonevelle

Marilyn Borawski

Nancy Bower

William Buikema

Lynette Bush

Daneen Caro

Emma Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick

Marcia Deur

Gloria DeWaard

Laura Elders

Barb Fehlig

Keith Harris 

John Hendricks 

Norma L Hook

Vanessa Jelsma

Shelly Johnson

Christopher Kapla

Jennifer Kroll 

Christine Langlois

Anita McCloskey

Stephanie S. Miller

Janet Mitchell

John Mulder

Jeanette Marie Pippel 

Moira Poppen Gargano

Kaarli Riley

Dale Rodgers

Gina Russell

Rebecca Sanchez

Laura Senti

Kaylee Spence

Lauren Stouffer

Bonnie Tardiff 

Kari Thoreson

Cheryl Wakerley

Debbie Wakerley 

Becky Walters

Lenee Weber 

David Van Winkle MD

Peter Vance

Michelle Vittitoe 

 

Manufacturing (14)

Ann Anys

Bob Bird

Mike Bonevelle

Melissa Branderhorst

James Deur 

Bruce Genesky 

Bob Gustavson

Harold Koning

Paul Krause

Thomas Marsman 

James Ralston

Joshua Stephenson

Ginger Walto

Grant Young 

 

Mental Health (23)

Annette

Karen Bylsma

Bethany Cramer

Stephanie Beyer

Evelyn Bosman

Sheila Dixon

Peter Everts

Jane Freedberg

Nancy Herman

Sandra Klein Horsman

Cheryl Kammeraad

Kylee Kowalski

Alicia Mannes

Dennis Merizon

Mary Moore

Kris Pikaart

Jean Russner

Robert Savage

Justine Ter Haar

Gwen Veltema Klemm

Christina Wood

Tammy Varvatos

Kristen Zoetewey

 

Nonprofit Work (39)

Frank L Boersema

Peter Boogaart

Calvin Bosman

Bruce Buursma

Sherri Casey 

Lesley Coghill

Julia Colingsworth 

Nancy Collins

Jessica DeYoung

Douglas Dinkins

Lucas Dykstra

Bruce Frens

Daryl Fischer

Loretta Grilley

Lauren Heyboer

Patricia Joy Hoving

Kay L Hubbard

Kerry Johnson

Mary A. Johnson

Steve Johnson

Amy Kornelis

Amy Lunn

Lois Maassen

Ann McGlothlin Weller

Amber Mendiola-Suarez

Al Minert

Kathy G Redick

LeeAnn Reynolds

Robin 

Jane Schuyler

Kim Sibilsky

Julie A Sooy

Robert Spaman

Cinda Stark

Cindy Terlouw

Susan Van Winkle

Louann Nagy Werksma

Marilynn Wickens

Mary Parks Workinger

 

Public Works & Utilities (3)

Patricia Chapman

Barbara VanderJagt

Judy N Visscher

 

Primary Home Caregiver (13)

Jill Armstrong

Becky Blackburn

Judith Boogaart

Regina Russell Bratton

Betsy Cech

Thea Datema

Marcia Gustavson

Judith Heath

Leanne Kowalski 

Tammy Lewis

Vicki Meyer

Ann Nieuwkoop

Ann Rotman

Mary Schregardus

 

Real Estate (7)

Jean Constantine

Tom Creswell

Richard A. Dykstra

Monique Hanson

Timothy A. Stoepker

Mindi Windemuller 

Tim Wood

 

Religious Organization (14)

Todd S Avery

Christy Berghoef

Frank Lynn Boersema

Linda Burn

Ken Clark

Julia Colingsworth

Robert Day

Mary Deridder

Sara Hasbrouck

Ruby Kickert

Stephanie Rodriguez

Stephen Rumler 

Jennifer Stohler

Jordan Sweezer

 

Restaurants & Hospitality (3)

Terry Billman

Emily Jean Mcfadden

Lisa Snyder

 

Retail (7)

Sherry Bazuin

Duane Leet 

Kathy Mayer

Jim Merritt

Andrew Snyder

Sarah Tuscan

Jennifer VerHelst

 

Technology & Communications (14)

David Beattie

Kylen Blom

Kirby Chittenden

Brian Dixon

David Coryell

Davud Gritter

Larry Jackson

Navyne Kline

Renee Krueger

Nancy Pochron

Dan Rusiecki

Jim Searls

AC VanderKolk 

Joan Williams

 

Transportation (2)

Richard H Burn

Chris Kostamo

 

Other Individuals (43)

Randy Abraham

Pat Barrett

Douglas Barry

Stephen Baron

Janice Berens

Rick Berens

Sally Beyer

Anita Brancheau

Janet Brashler

Richard Brink

Andrea J Ensing

William Fickes

Susan Hoekema

Sally Hoekstra

Mary Hoogerhyde

Cheryl Horton

Marcia Klemp

Christina Lawrence

Karen Lowe

Valerie Martin

Shanna McElrath

Robert Moodt

Joyce Mott

Karen Obits

Susan Ostertag

Nancy B Parsons

Jim Robbert

Cheri Rosales

Karen Savage

John Scheid

David Schneider

Craig Schrotenboer

Liz Sitte

Barbara Slover

Gary Slover

Ann Sneller

Judy Vander Zwaag

Nick Van Zanten

Bob Williams

Grant Young

David Zuelke

Dale Zurakowski

Pam Zurakowski

SIGNATORIES
from a secular or different faith background

We sign as 53 individuals and concerned citizens who come from a secular or different faith background but nevertheless who affirm these values. 

Atheist (1)

Frank Peters

 

Agnostic (3)

Bob Boersma, Education

Jared Werksma. Finance & Banking

Chris Williams, Retail

 

Eclectic Spirituality (2)

David B Taylor, Mental Health

Elizabeth Furtaw, Technology & Communications

 

 Former Catholic (5)

David Barnosky, Public Works & Utilities

Walter (Mac) Davis, Arts & Entertainment

Pete Hewett, Education

Catherine Maher, Healthcare

Jeri Walsh-Allis

 

Former Protestant Christian (4)

Megan Hanneken

Chrysteen Moelter-Gray

Linda Warner

Amy Wisner

Humanist (1)

Tina, Primary Home Caregver

 

Jewish (2)

Faith Hewett, Education

Don Munski, Administration

 

Muslim (1)

Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani, Education

 

Non-Organized Religion (1)

Charity McMaster, Retail

 

Secular (2)

Doris Kapla, Finance & Banking

Wendy Sharpe, Public Works & Utilities

 

Spiritual, not Religious (2)

Devon Stuit, Government

Heather Toppen, Administration

 

Unitarian (1)

Carla Dunlap, Education 

 

Other Individuals (28)

Brenda Amaya, Manufacturing​​

Katharina Bart 

Margaret M. Bart

Carla Blinkhorn, Nonprofit Work

Joe Carmolli, Mental Health

James Dana, Nonprofit Work

Julia Davey, Healthcare

Jan Dirkse

Warren Feyt, Education

Angie Gerrans

Thomas James Hamilton, Arts & Entertainment

Janet Harris, Retail

Kristin Hickok, Mental Health

Lynnette Keen, Education

Julie Koenig, Education

Ted Larned, Manufacturing

Cheryl George, Education

Steve Goolian

Janet Martin, Manufacturing

Angel Mendiola, Nonprofit Work

Charles Norris, Education

Kathleen O'Brien, Technology & Communications

Sandra Pessefall, Mental Health

Charles Norris, Education

Barb Schwentor, Healthcare

Anastasia Vandenbosch, Retail

Lisa Veach, Healthcare

Wendy Walla, Education

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