We are a Biblical community of believers who reach out in love to guide people as they take their next steps toward becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Elders and Deacons                                                             Care Elder List

Otis Warmuskerken (E) and Ron Irish (D)                              Addicott-Drummond

Lou Nordlund (E) and Kelly Deal (D)                                      Dykstra-Irish

Rick Ransom (E) and Ken Throop (D)                                   Jacobs-Olthof

Joe James (E) and Scott Addicott (D)                                   Omlor-Spoelman

Bruce Connell (E) and Dillon Raymond (D)/Andrew Eadie (D)              Start-Young

Pastor Steve VanderWoude

Email:  sjvanderw@att.net

Phone Number:  231-853-6621

Office Hours:
T/H 8:00 am-12:00 pm
M/W by appointment


Secretary:  Patty Wolgamott

Email:  ravennachurch1@frontier.com

Phone Number:  231-853-6621

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Youth Director:  Randy Deal

Email:  randygdeal@gmail.com

Phone Number:  231-853-6621
Cell Phone Number:  231-670-6348

Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

For more information or questions regarding the youth groups or if the Lord is moving you to be involved with the youth groups, please contact Randy Deal.

We believe in serving our community and serving our Lord.

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

Translation © 1987, CRCNA (CRC Publications), Grand Rapids MI. www.crcna.org. Reprinted with permission.


A Timeline History of First Reformed Church of Ravenna


  • First organized as the Moorland Reformed Church on March 8, 1924
  • Staffed by Western Theological Seminary and visiting ministers.


  • Rev. Gerrit Rozeboom.


  • Led by students and visiting ministers.


  • Rev. August Tellinghuizen


  • Rev. Henry Bovendam


  • Led by students and visiting ministers.


  • Rev. John Wolterink


  • Rev. Jacob Boerman and the congregation moved to the present site and renamed the church The First Reformed Church of Ravenna.


  • Led by students and visiting ministers.


  • Rev. Gordon Damsteegt


  • Rev. James Stralow


  • Rev. Gordon Webster


  • Rev. Don VanSlyke


  • Rev. Scott Keagan/Rev. Mike VanDoornik


  • Rev. Kevin Schutt


  • Rev. Tony DeLaRosa/Rev. Jack Lynn


  • Rev. Steve Vanderwoude


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