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Staff Directory

Paul DeVries

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor at Brookside, I am responsible for the spiritual welfare of the church and its members through preaching and worship leadership; promoting the vision and mission of Brookside in conjunction with Council; and insuring that the ministries and programs of the church are being implemented consistent with our goals and objectives. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 13.

I provide oversight and visionary leadership for all of Brookside's children and youth ministries. I work to equip and develop our amazing volunteers, fine-tune our program and curriculum decisions, and support our parents as they pass on their faith to the next generation.

I'm also responsible for the large group teaching for our middle and high school youth groups. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 14. To follow me on Twitter, click on my title above.

Jill Ellens

Member & Community Life Coordinator

As the Member and Community Life Coordinator, I am responsible for equipping, training, and guiding Brookside in the promotion and provision of caring ministries of compassion both within the church and its extended community. I work with and empower the Brookside community to develop their gifts in service to others. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 11.

Suzanna Greenfield

Children's Ministry Specialist

I work with the Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator to provide additional leadership, administrative support, and creative detail for the all of the children's ministries. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 29.

Kristi Handlogten


As the Administrator, I am responsible for guiding and managing the administrative operations of the church by helping to implement Brookside's ministry vision with the budget, policies, and plans adopted by Council. Major areas of focus include finances, personnel, and the facility. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 17.

Brenda Holtrop

Communication & Design Specialist

As Brookside's Communication & Design Specialist, it is my responsibility to assist the Pastor and Director of Music and Worship with visuals that might enhance our worship experience. I also design, edit, and publish Brookside's communication pieces, website and Facebook page. If you have a creative idea you would like to share, please send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 12.

Phyllis Moes

Pastoral Care & Worship Coordinator

As the Pastoral Care and Worship Coordinator I am responsible for providing oversight of the spiritual care and visitation provided by the elders as well as working with the Sr. Pastor to provide pastoral care for all members. I also plan and coordinate worship and oversee the musical ministry of the church. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 18.

I assist Brookside with accounts payable, financial recordkeeping, our giving database entry and balancing, and financial reporting. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 22.

Dean Price

Network Administrator

As the Network Administrator, I coordinate and support the ministries of Brookside with their information system needs by establishing and maintaining procedures for effective computer use, backup, and security. Send me an email at

Carol VanWyk

Administrative Assistant

As Brookside's Administrative Assistant, it is also my responsibility to support the staff at Brookside, as well as the congregation. I receive and organize announcements for our weekly publications, format our song lyrics for projection and manage to appear calm behind that great big desk! Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 10.

Tom Visser


My work here at Brookside keeps me very busy indeed, but you will often find me singing praises while I am at it. Send me an email at or call 452-3191, ext. 16.

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