Pastor Ross Halbersma, along with his wife, Patti, has served this congregation since 1989.  His passion is to help people become a more intentional follower of Jesus, and for them to know the unconditional love of Christ.  Ross is a life-long learner and studied for pastoral ministry at Crown College in Minnesota.  At the age of eight, he became aware of God’s love for him in a personal way, and responded with offering his own life for Christ; it was the moment of his salvation.  Ross and Patti have two children in college and two in high school.  His hobbies include gardening, fishing and hunting.  Patti loves photography and quilting.  Both enjoy cooking and regularly practice the art of hospitality.