Dan DeVries came to Forest Grove in January of 2020 to serve alongside of us as our Lead Pastor. Dan grew up in Byron Center, received his BA in Religion from Hope College in 2012, then attended Western Theological Seminary where he received his Masters in Divinity in 2015. Dan was then ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in October of 2015. Prior to serving at Forest Grove, Dan was the Lead Pastor at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. Dan was married to his wife Brittany in 2016. They have two children, Joanna (2019) and Jay (2021). Dan, Britt, and the kids love to spend time in the community getting to know people. In their free time, they like going on hikes with their dog Cassy and working on home improvement projects.
As the Lead Pastor of Forest Grove Reformed Church, Dan’s role is to help Forest Grove Reformed Church to discern and live into their vision and mission. Dan is excited to do this through preaching, teaching, discipling, equipping, and prayer.
Pastor of Congregational Care
Music and Worship Director
Amy is the Office Administrator and offers administrative support to all staff and the congregation. She began working for Forest Grove in January of 2017. Amy lives in Zeeland with her husband Todd. They have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Camping in their fifth wheel, working around their home, gardening and traveling as a family are some of their favorite things. “Working for this congregation has been a blessing and I look forward to a long relationship with Forest Grove Reformed”.
Forest Grove Christian Learning Center Program Director
Becky has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been in the early education field for 14 years. She has taught religious education for over 7 years and for the last 3 years has been a youth group leader for middle school young adults. She lives her life by the motto ‘remember what’s important, God the Father and Jesus His only Son.” Her goal is to support families, care for children and use her faith in God to guide her. She loves encouraging children and watching them learn and grow!
She has been married to her husband Adam for over 22 years. They have two children, Andrew and Zachary. They also have a dog, cat, bunny and fish. Her children keep her busy after school with activities like music and karate. Her family enjoys hockey and are season ticket holders to the Grand Rapids Griffins. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and meditating to become closer to God.
Ruth and her husband, Bob have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Chris LePoire joined Forest Grove’s staff in December 2019 as the sound tech. Chris grew up in Hamilton. Chris and his wife Heather will be living in Burnips. They have 3 children Catie (2002), Colton (2012) and Elyza (2016) along with 3 dogs, a cat and many bee’s. As a family they enjoy camping and bee keeping. The family all enjoys getting envolved with the church from vocal/music to the kids helping with set up and tear down of stage inside and outside. Chris has a passion for the behind the scenes tech to help provide quality sound to everyone in worship, whether attending at church or listening on the live stream.