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