STAFF

Daniel DeVries

dan@forestgroverc.org
Phone: (616) 896-8274

Daniel DeVries

Lead Pastor

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. He transferred his ordination from the Reformed Church in America to the Alliance of Reformed Churches in 2024. 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 three children, Joanna (2019), Jay (2021) and Judah (2023). Dan, Britt, and the kids love to spend time in the community getting to know people. In their free time, they like exploring the outdoors 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.

Doug Hoeve

doughoeve@forestgroverc.org
cell: (616) 836-2106

Doug Hoeve

Pastor of Congregational Care

Doug is a Commissioned Pastor under the supervision of Forest Grove Reformed Church. He received his education to become a Commissioned Pastor through the Church Leadership Center with the oversight of Zeeland Classis in the Reformed Church of America. As the Pastor of Congregational Care he visits the elderly and those in need of care. He coordinates the Encouragement Teams(visiting of elderly), Congregational Care Teams(meeting needs that arise for church members), AWFT(Adults With Flexible Time events), and the Prayer Chains. He also preaches periodically. He has been with the Forest Grove Congregation since September of 2013. His goal as the Pastor of Congregational Care is to show the love, compassion and care of Jesus to all who engage at Forest Grove. Doug is married to Sally, and they have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Vince Browand
vince@forestgroverc.org
cell: (231) 766-1833

Vince Browand

Music and Worship Director

Vince Browand is the Music and Worship Director of FGRC. Performing, conducting and teaching music have been his mainstay, starting at age 5 singing on stage and performing on instruments at age 12. He has been either the director or performer for multiple bands/orchestras through the years. He is married to Linda and has 3 daughters; all married and 8 grandchildren currently. He enjoys golfing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, to name a few. His career has provided the opportunity to minister to a vast array of people. Along with assisting people in worship and praise to our Lord and he looks forward to new opportunities which will allow him to share his passion for making music and encourage and mentor those he meets along the way!
Josh Peterson
josh@forestgroverc.org
Phone: (248) 895-1914

Josh Peterson

Director of Student Ministries

Josh Peterson moved to Hudsonville and joined Forest Grove in 2024 to serve as the Director of Student Ministries. Originally from metro Detroit, Josh received a B.S. in Counseling from Grace College in 2015 and an M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry in 2017 and a D.Min. in Biblical Studies in 2020 from Liberty Theological Seminary. He has also served in multiple churches in multiple roles since 2015. Josh married his wife, Julia, in 2016, and they have two daughters, Tera (2020) and Annelise (2022). Josh and Julia love playing tennis, driving, hiking, tent camping, hosting, and relaxing together. As the Director of Student Ministries, Josh’s role is by the grace of God to see students come to know Jesus, grow deeper in their own relationships with Jesus, and be empowered to share their faith with their friends and family for the glory of God through a relationship-driven, gospel-centered ministry.
Amy Sall
amy@forestgroverc.org
church phone: (616) 896-8274 x 10

Amy Sall

Office Administrator

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”.

clc@forestgroverc.org
FGCLC: (616) 896-8810

Becky Belka

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 VandeBunte
office@forestgroverc.org
church office: (616) 896-8274
home: (616) 896-8114

Ruth VandeBunte

Newsletter Editor

Ruth is the editor of our quarterly newsletter called The Family Grove. This publication shares news from the Pastor, the Consistory and the church family so that we can support and encourage each other as we love and serve Jesus.
Ruth and her husband, Bob have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Caitlin Pasma

caitlin@forestgroverc.org
phone: (616) 477-3093

Caitlin Pasma

Custodian

Caitlin has been the Custodian at Forest Grove since February 2022. Caitlin lives in Hudsonville with her husband Nate, and 3 boys, Landen (2012), Knoxlee (2014), Monro (2016), 2 dogs, 3 cats, and SO far only 9 chickens ;). As a family, the Pasmas love to hike, be outdoors, adventure to new trails and parks, travel as much as possible, have started gardening, love to spend time on the water (skiing, surfing, tubing, or fishing), and read as many books as they can each year! Nate and Caitlin have been members of FGRC since 2011, and absolutely cherish all of the amazing friendships that have impacted their lives throughout the years.
Chris LePoire
cell: (269) 455-9777

Chris LePoire

Audio Engineer

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.