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Staff & Leaders

Austin Vondracek

Pastor Austin Vondracek joined the Rosewood team in 2018 with an excitement to carry on Jesus’ work to reach those who are far from Jesus. Austin, his wife Leah and son Ford, love getting outside and soaking up West Michigan summers as a family. As Lead Pastor, Austin preaches most Sundays, serves with the greater…

Pastor Howard Moths

Pastor Howard Moths joined the church staff as our associate minister in 1985 after serving a church in Bradenton, FL. His work focuses on Christian discipleship, pastoral care, and administration. He is a graduate of Northwestern College in NW Iowa and Western Theological Seminary. Pastor Howard and his wife, Pam, were married in 1978 and have…

Kaitlyn Peterson

Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Peterson and I’m the Director of Children’s Ministries.  My husband and I have 3 kids, Elijah, Evelyn, and Della. Before joining the kids programs at Rosewood I was a high school social studies teacher for several years and worked in after school programs.  I enjoy going to movies, doing my…

Elizabeth Ringel

Hey! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m the new Director of Student Ministries for 6th-12th grade youth. I found my love of ministry during college where I studied psychology, youth ministry, and dance at Hope and counseled at Camp Barakel during the summers. Besides ministry and dance, I also love playing games, hiking at National…

Tyla VanderMaas

Tyla is Rosewood’s multi-talented office manager, everything from tech, website, event coordination, various clerical matters and more. She is married to Brian, they have 2 children, a son, Blake, who just graduated from High School, Class of 2020 and a daughter, Jalyssa, who passed away October 2013 at age 18. When she’s not working she…

Deb Haverhals

Deb and her husband Rick have 2 married adult daughters and 2 grandchild. They have been members at Rosewood for 18 years. Deb enjoys knitting and spending time with her family outside of work.

Abbigail Kwantes

Abbigail and her husband and 2 young daughters joined Rosewood in 2019. Abbigail recently took over as our Hand 2 Hand Coordinator. The program provides food on the weekends for students in need who attend Rosewood Elementary in Jenison. Our church also provides extra support with groceries around the holidays and during the summer months…

Yvonne Williams

My name is Yvonne Williams and I have been a member of Rosewood for many years. I am currently on eof three sign language interpreters and a Sunday School teacher. My official role at Rosewood is the Special Needs Director and Church Disability Advocate. I am also the Regional Disability Advocate for the Greater Grand…