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 2019-20


Elder Gerald Nuiver, Chairman

Cornerstone URC – Hudsonville, MI


Joel Alsum        2021

Grace URC – Waupun, WI


Daniel Hofland        2022

Covenant Reformed – Pella, IA


Steve Laidlaw         2022

First URC of Chino, CA


Fred Nyman        2021

Providence URC – Strathroy, ON


Peter Smith       2020

Oak Glen URC – Lansing, IL


Chad Van Dyk       2020

Covenant URC – Kalamazoo, MI


Andrew Visser           2021

Beaverdam CRC – Hudsonville, MI


Fred Zandstra       2020

Eastmanville URC – Coopersville, MI