Our team

  • reverend Brad Bartelmay

    Lead Pastor email

    Brad was born and raised in the greater Youngstown, Ohio area and is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Geology and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois with a Master of Divinity degree. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and a past recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award. Brad enjoys the outdoors, has been a backpacker, camper, and hiker since childhood, and has explored national and regional parks across North America. He also enjoys cooking and is an avid reader. His wife Sherri is also a pastor and they have three sons.

  • reverend Tania Dozeman

    Pastor of engagement email  

    Tania is a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church and received her Master's of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical in May of 2018. She has an undergraduate degree from Hope College and and a master's degree in counseling education/counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. Prior to the unearthing of a call to ministry, she worked in public education as a teacher and as a school counselor. Tania is married to Ted and has two kids, and one very sweet dog. She is passionate about helping people develop their spiritual lives through small groups and putting culture in lively dialogue with scripture. 

  • Reverend Luanne stanley Hook

    Director of community Involvement email

    LuAnne is a provisional deacon in the United Methodist Church. She is a native Hoosier who has lived in Tennessee and Utah, and has called Michigan "home" since 2000. She has an undergraduate degree from DePauw University, and a Master of Divinity from The Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Before joining the staff at FUMC Holland, LuAnne worked in various areas of social work and counseling. LuAnne is married to Tim, and has two sons who are in college. She enjoys reading, crafts, traveling, nature, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order.   

  • Sonrisa cortes

    Director of Student MINISTRIES email

    Sonrisa was born and raised in Pulaski, New York, but most recently comes to us from spending several years in New Jersey where she spent time working as a case manager and volunteering in various forms of youth ministry. She has a BA in Anthropology and is currently in pursuit of obtaining her Masters of Divinity and certificate of disability ministry at Western Theological Seminary. She will also be completing her Masters in Social Work. Sonrisa believes that hospitality and genuine kindness are some of the most beautiful and loving ways in which we can show God's love and respect to all people. She shows her love through homemade vegan goodies, "walks and talks", and strong coffee. She is married to her husband Tom, and together they swoon over their tiny dog. 

  • Colleen Bajema

    director of Children's Ministries email

    Colleen has an undergraduate degree from Hope College and a master's degree in elementary education from Purdue University. She ahs worked as an Elementary Ministry Coordinator and has taught children of all ages in both regular, special, and Christian Education. Colleen is married to Mark and has two adult sons, a newly married daughter, and a son who attends school in Zeeland. Colleen enjoys listening to audio books, spending time at the lakeshore, and visiting her kids in Fort Wayne, Louisville, and San Diego. 

  • Lloyd Helder, MD

    Congregational Care Team email

    Lloyd grew up on a small dairy farm between Holland and Zeeland and attended Hope College between morning and afternoon milking. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Early during Lloyd's pediatric residency in Grand Rapids, he met his wife Cindy. Following two years of Pediatric practice in the Air Force, their family settled in Central Michigan in the city of Mt. Pleasant. After 32 years of pediatric practice in Mt. Pleasant MI and Midland, MI, Lloyd's interests turned to senior citizens. Lloyd now assists with visiting those in need of pastoral care at First.  

  • Sarah DeLany

    EArly childhood Center Coordinator email

    Sarah is currently attending Grand Rapids Community College for general education courses before transferring to a four-year university. In the United Methodist Church and as a member of the United Methodist Women, Sarah has worked with children of all ages at local, district, and conference events. She also has worked as a nanny and regular babysitter for over ten years. Sarah enjoys reading all types of books, writing picture books and novels, art--mostly painting, some fashion design, lots of graphic design--doing crafts, and dreaming of what's to come next. Sarah has found some of the best lessons come from the little ones. 

  • Erin Glutting

    Administrative Coordinator email

    Erin was born and raised in the Detroit area. In her late teen years, she had a profound conversion from being a religious person to one who delights in knowing God intimately. She attended Ferris State University and attained undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Information Systems. Prior to working at First, Erin had a variety of computer, accounting, and office jobs located throughout Michigan. In addition to raising three sons, she assisted her husband in mission work for 35 years. Erin enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and animals. 

  • Julia Colingsworth

    Organist and Choir Director email

    At age nine, Julia became the Sunday School accompanist at her home church. Six years later she began her career as a church organist and has been a church organist and choir director ever since. She double majored at Western Michigan University in Elementary Education and Music Education, and later went back for a Master of Music degree. She has a second Master's degree in Family and Child Ecology from Michigan State University. Her career has included teaching classroom and music in K-12 and more recently, social work, specifically child welfare. Julia has four adult daughters, four adult stepchildren, and 19 grandchildren. Her hobby is finding host families for, and supervising, high school age international exchange students. 

  • Kent Jagnow

    Treasurer and Financial Secretary email

    Kent has been with First since 1999 and is the Church Treasurer and Financial Secretary. He is married to Mary, has four children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Prior to joining First, Kent served in the United States Air Force, graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in accounting, and spent most of his career in finance as a Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance at Metal Flow Corporation. He enjoys gardening, model building, reading, and enjoying time with his wife. He also loves challenging the status quo.  

  • Andrew Stange

    Director of Worship and Technology

    Andrew joined the team in September of 2020. As the Director of Worship and Technology, he is passionate about creating worship experiences that are multi-sensory and deeply engaging. As a graduate from Western Michigan University's School of Music, Andrew has a love for the piano and the organ. Andrew believes that worship isn't just a single experience but a way of life. Andrew comes to the Holland area with his wife, Sarah and their beast of a dog, Mohinder.