Mike is married to Krys and they have 4 children: Joshua, Luke, Kaleb and Lydia. A native of Michigan, Mike cheers on the Michigan Wolverines as well as the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. When he is not working at the church; Mike enjoys time with his family, vacation, a medium-rare steak and a monster cookie twister at "Goldie's" in Prairie City.
Chris Van Kooten
Children and Youth Director
Chris is our resource person for birth through grade 12. She grew up in Otley Church and is excited to see what the next generation is going to do.
Chris and her husband Curt have a son, Nate who is 26 and a daughter, Katelyn who is 22 and a new granddaughter, Emersyn. She loves to travel on their Harley or anywhere with a beach and has a special place in her heart for the people of Honduras where she has gone on two mission trips and is involved in the local organization PATTH (Pella Area Teams to Honduras). She also works part time at Pathways of Pella, a crisis pregnancy center.
Becky is our Ministry Assistant. Becky is married to Dave and has three children, Grant, Spencer and Avery.
Becky enjoys reading, helping out with special events at church and baking.
Nancy is married to Eric and has a son, Austin. She enjoys cleaning (does that sound silly?), her beloved Denver Broncos, and everything sports! When she is not cleaning houses or churches, she can be found coaching softball, volunteering at Church and at Pella Christian Schools.
Joel Vander Molen
Joel is our webmaster. He helps keep everything up to date and allows anyone to worship with Otley church, near or far away. When he isn't on the computer, you may find Joel speaking at area Christian grade schools, or even sitting by tracks waiting for a train.
Otley is led by a consistory (board) comprised of elders and deacons. Currently serving are:
Kit Vander Ploeg
Mary Van Zante
Paul Van Zee