The place for Christ & Community

Our vision is to impact youth of the broader Kelloggsville community to excel in their character, faith, intellect, and ability. Through creative year-round programming, inspiring relationships, and Christ-centered team members, we work with the youth of our community to bring to life their God given talents and potential. Our work is strengthened through a broad and diverse ministry team, educational institution partnerships, growing support from businesses, and innovative partnerships with like-minded organizations.

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The Dock's Staff

Equipped with the love of Christ, we actively and wisely invest in the hearts, souls, and minds of those we serve.

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Craig Van Hill


I joined the staff in October of 2019. The journey to this position brought me from South Dakota, to Iowa, then to Michigan, west to Wisconsin and then back to Grand Rapids. During those years I served as a solo pastor, youth pastor, lawn care expert, landscaper, and maintenance supervisor. God has also given me a love of woodworking, camping, gardening, and hiking. I am blessed to share my life with my lovely wife, Dominique and four children: Parker, Sutton, Eli, and Lucy. Although there have been many rocky years God has always walked with me. He has now brought me to this place at this time and I am eager to see what He has in store for the Dock, myself, and everyone that is a part of this ministry.

 Ruth Aldrich

Ruth Aldrich


Ruth has been married for 32 years and has two grown sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two awesome grandsons. She has worked at The Dock for 4 years. Prior to that she worked in ministry with her husband, Tom, and as a high school office administrator for many years.

 Wayner Vanderlaan

Wayne Vanderlaan

Development Director

As the Development Director at The Dock Ministries Wayne is currently responsible for leading all fundraising activities to raise funding for organizational operations, special projects, and capital campaigns.

Board Members

  • Crystal Reidzans - Chairperson (2024)
  • Ken Anema - Secretary (2026)
  • Jerry Kooiman - Vicar (2024)
  • Alvin Tillman (2024)
  • Kimberly Coleman (2024)
  • Jim Hoekstra (2024)
  • Katelyn Kuhl (2026)
  • Gary Bekker (2027)
  • Wayne Vanderlaan(Indefinite)

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Administrative Team

Evaluate staff and finances, help set the budget, review board leadership, and provide accountability for the teams

Building & Grounds Team

Develop and maintain the building while defining the vision for the building and outdoor spaces

Community Development Team

Develop marketing strategies, fundraising opportunities, and create and maintain partnerships and relationships around the community

Ministry Team

Refine and continue to develop the program vision, program evaluations, volunteers, & director ministry support.