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 2020-21


Elder Gerald Nuiver, Chairman

Cornerstone URC – Hudsonville, MI


Joel Alsum        2021

Grace URC – Waupun, WI


Rob Buiter             2023

Immanuel URC – DeMotte, IN


Jon Bushnell            2023

Trinity URC – Visalia, CA


Daniel Hofland        2022

Covenant Reformed – Pella, IA


Steve Laidlaw         2022

First URC of Chino, CA


Fred Nyman        2022

Providence URC – Strathroy, ON


Peter Smith       2021

Oak Glen URC – Lansing, IL


Chad Van Dyk       2021

Covenant URC – Kalamazoo, MI


Andrew Visser           2021

Beaverdam CRC – Hudsonville, MI