Immanuel’s Staff

Senior Pastor

Rev. Jake Porter  email

I love to get God’s people excited to participate in God’s mission through a deeper and a continually maturing understanding of God’s Word by the power of the Spirit. I love to hear stories from octogenarians and preschoolers, young adults and young at heart. I love to gather around the table and hear stories from friends and those who are about to become one. I am married to Kris, and we have two boys, a dog (Orion), a cat (Loki), and a place in our hearts for you.



Leaders of Youth Development (Middle & High School)

Mark & Katie Bonner  email

Mark and Katie Bonner are excited to begin as Youth Directors at Immanuel. Both Mark and Katie have 20 years of experience working with students. Mark is a Bible teacher at Unity Christian High School.  Katie is a Speech Pathologist working in the Early On program for Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.  Together at Immanuel they are working to provide a vibrant, engaging, fun, relational youth program that encourages and challenges kids in their personal relationship with Jesus.

Worship Coordinator

Geoff Hansen  email


Communications & Technology Director

Josh Ridder  email


Kid’s Hope Director

Evamarie Eggebeen email

I was a teacher in Hudsonville Public Schools for seven years, until our daughter was born. Being a part of the Kids Hope ministry at Park Elementary is like “coming home” for me, and I love that I get to blend my passion for teaching with my desire for kids to know how much Jesus loves them. My husband and I have three children and some furry friends. As a family we enjoy all things related to water and sunshine, so Michigan winters can feel really long.


Jeff and Judi Van Dyke email

Jeff and Judi are long-time Immanuel members. Jeff has worked in Grand Rapids Public Schools since 1992 in the areas of special education and technology. Judi worked for 24 years as a medical assistant, and enjoys her role as custodian because it lets her spend time at church. Judi also likes to relax with a good book and travel. Together, they have raised their three children in Hudsonville, as well as provided foster care for numerous children throughout the years.

Business Manager

Judy Schmitt  email


Administrative Assistant

Lynnea VanWylen  email

I have had the privilege of working at Immanuel the past 24 years.  I very much enjoy working in the church office and the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful people.  Before becoming a mom, I worked in the Purchasing Dept. at Keeler Brass Co.
My husband, Norm, & I have 2 married children & 4 little granddaughters who are so much fun!  They are such a blessing in our lives!
I love reading, classic car shows, camping and Lake MI beaches.