Pastoral Search Information

During this process, we made the decision (with Elder approval) to assign the Senior Pastor responsibilities across two positions: lead pastor and teaching pastor (click the link below to read the June 25 announcement from the committee).  
Lead Pastor (approved 7/18): Andrew Vanover
Teaching Pastor (approved 8/21): Julia Sandstrom

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Andrew Vanover, Lead Pastor
At a special meeting on July 18, 2021, the congregation approved the calling of Andrew Vanover to the Lead Pastor position at Thornapple. Just over a year later, on August 21, 2022, the congregation approved to calling of Julia Sandstrom to the Teaching Pastor position at Thornapple. We are thrilled to be moving into Thornapple's next chapter with Pastor Andrew and Pastor Julia!
Senior Pastor Search Committee
Chair: Sue Smith
Members: Michelle Bennett (staff), Todd Drenth, Susan Harrell, Kim Hoekstra, Jim Knight, Brian Peneycad, Beth Read, Jim Smith (Elder), Roy Williams
Julia Sandstrom, Teaching Pastor

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