Staff

Reginald Smith – Pastor

Dr. Reginald Smith was born and raised in Chicago. In 1992, Pastor Reggie received his Master of Divinity degree from Calvin Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1993 as co-pastor at Northside Chapel Community Christian Reformed Church in Paterson, New Jersey. Since 1994, he has been senior pastor at Roosevelt Park Community Christian Reformed Church, a multiracial ministry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary in 2004. Dr. Smith enjoys life and ministry with his wife Sharon and their three daughters Janelle, Katrina, and Mariah.

Passions: Leadership, teaching, preaching, community relations/community development

Alta Van Doeselaar- Church Administrator

Alta VanDoeselaar serves as the Church Administor.  Her duties include the creation and implementation of procedures which support the Mission, Vision, and Values.  She manages and sets policy for our volunteers and paid staff, manages the property and oversees the finances of the church.

Heather Rosema- Church Secretary

Heather serves as church secretary. She loves living and working in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood, as well as serving on the boards of the Neighborhood Association, Business Association, and LINC.  This gives her the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people, practice her Spanish speaking skills, and help organize exciting ministries and community events.  Most importantly, it gives her a bird’s eye view of the transforming power of Christ at work in people’s lives (including her own).   Heather fills her time with work, friends, volunteering, and getting to know her neighbors and neighborhood.

Tisha Berkenpas- Schools of Hope Coordinator

Tisha coordinates the Schools of Hope literacy ministry. She is also very involved in many of our family and teen ministries. Tisha is married and loves doing ministry in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. She has a degree in Social Work and advocates for justice. Tisha loves to read and hang out with friends.