Pastoral Staff

  • Pastor Ron VerWys

    Pastor Ron VerWys is our part-time pastor of visitation. He visits with our more elderly members, and particularly those who are restricted or partially confined to their home, assisted living and alternacare centers. He is also serves with a mission agency called Leadership Resources International and goes overseas to East Asia (China, India & Nepal) on about six trips a year to train national pastors in those countries. He is married to Ruth, and together they have five children (four married and one just out of college) and have 11 grandchildren. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Fuller Seminary and has served four pastorates over 35 years as a minister. 

    616.886.7616

  • Pastor Phil Knoll

    Pastor Phil is Haven’s Commissioned Pastor* of Community Outreach.

    He is active in connecting Haven Church to the Hamilton Community, Northwest Allegan County, and beyond.  This includes reaching out to first time visitors and unchurched individuals in the community, mentoring, food distribution, backyard Bible clubs, special community events, and partnering with local and worldwide ministries to share the good news of Jesus Christ’s love for the world. 

    *A commissioned pastor in the Reformed Church in America is an elder who is trained for a special ministry.


Ministry Staff

  • Scott davis

    Scott Davis is our Director of Youth Ministries. He oversees the middle school and high school youth groups. He raises up, trains and encourages Sunday School and mid-week directors, teachers, leaders, helpers, interns and youth workers. He oversees various mission trips and service projects, co-leads the out of state week long Colorado Challenge as well as works with other Hamilton Area Youth Ministers (HAYM). 

    269.751.7321 ext. 105

  • gloria ruggles

    Gloria Ruggles specializes in finance, maintaining oversight over Haven’s different funds, paying bills and salaries, and manages the office. She is in the office Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm

    269.751.7321

  • roger and ruth ann gates

    Roger & Ruth Ann Gates are our main janitors. They set up for special functions held in our facilities, and are one of four couples who are responsible for the weekend daily opening and closing of all buildings.

  • al rudolph

    Al Rudolph oversees the maintenance for our campus. He aids the janitorial staff and the grounds keeping crew (internal or hired), as well as keep new, repair, and maintenance projects on task. 

  • tom bos

    Tom Bos (assisted by Sheryl Veldhoff) are our facilities coordinators. They oversee events for members and non-members that take place on our campus and the use of our property. Tom is also the wedding coordinator for weddings that take place here. 

  • jim williams

    Jim Williams oversees a team of volunteers who staff the sound booth for all our worship services as well as special events such as funerals and weddings. 

  • bil parsons

    Bill Parsons oversees our media area. He runs our three cameras that record the services and make the CDs and DVDs of the services, as well as training up people to come alongside in these ministry areas.