Reformed Youth Services

Committed to the Spiritual and Social Nurturing of our Covenant Youth


Reformed Tradition – Accountability

Throughout time, the Reformed tradition has placed a strong emphasis on the importance of supervision by a local consistory. We believe that a representative board accountable to a local consistory is the best model for youth ministry.

The consistory of Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan, supervises RYS, with one of its elders or pastor serving as the chairman of the RYS board. Cornerstone collects and dispenses all funds raised for Reformed Youth Services.

The director is immediately accountable to a board consisting of 8-10 individuals representing churches contributing to the ministry. The board strives to be representative of both the denominational and geographical membership.

Reformed Youth Services Board of Directors 2017-18


Elder Walt Decker, Chairman

Cornerstone URC – Hudsonville, MI


Kevin Bice       2019

Grace URC – Waupun, WI


Christopher Cerbins     2018

Messiah’s IRC, Holland, MI


David Hondred       2018

Providence Reformed – Altoona, IA


Brian Postma     2018

Escondido URC – Escondido, CA


Eric Segaar       2019

Zion URC – Ripon, CA


Peter Smith       2020

Oak Glen URC – Lansing, IL


Chad Van Dyk       2020

Covenant URC – Kalamazoo, MI


Kevin Veenstra       2019

Covenant Reformed – Pella, IA


Fred Zandstra       2020

Eastmanville URC – Coopersville, MI