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
Fred Nyman 2021
Providence URC – Strathroy, ON
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
Kevin Visser 2021
Beaverdam CRC – Hudsonville, MI
Fred Zandstra 2020
Eastmanville URC – Coopersville, MI