Our Mission

To invite people to a relationship with Jesus and each other isn't too narrow of a focus for a community church.  But just in case there is a questions about what that means here's some explanation.

Relationship is an all encompassing term.  It calls us to solid communication, real caring and continuous prayer.  

In relationship with Christ we are naturally in conversation with him.  We gravitate toward things that reflect him into our community and we take up the work of knowing him more each day.  

In relationship with each other we are faithful in caring for and supporting one another in life, faith and health.  

Our Team

Our staff work together to love, care and pray for our church family and friends. If you have any questions or prayer concerns, email a staff member or call our church office.


  • Jamie DeVries 

    Lead Pastor  roundedemail

    Born and raised in West Michigan, I'm no stranger to how our culture approaches church and pastors. The goal is to be different than the average pastor while creating deep relationships. Partnering with the awesome folks at Covenant, we hope to inspire a culture outside the norm. 

    After spending my early career in business, I felt like God wanted more from me and at forty-one I graduated seminary and started this ministry journey. Age and experience inform my perspective as a preacher and counselor and as a person in community with others. Relationships are vital to how we understand faith, life, and what God wants for us. 

    Music was my first love and I've spent the last fifteen years leading worship and playing in bands. I also love to cook and entertain. If you need someone to talk to, jam with, or eat with, then I'm your guy! Oh yeah, and students, I love hanging out with students. Six years in youth ministry has taught me a lot about teenagers and parents and video games!

    When you visit Covenant, come say hi, so we can get to know each other. God has amazing plans for us and I'd love to hear about your experience of that. There's a mission for us and our church, one that God has put in place: to love people! Come join us in that mission!

    Western Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity

  • Annechiena Knevelbaard

    Ministry Assistant roundedemail

    A  couple aspects I enjoy about my job is the opportunity for working for a Christian organization. Having a pastor for a co worker is pretty cool! I also love when people stop into the office. 

    I currently live in Jamestown but I'm originally from California. 

    After high school I attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. After my graduation I moved to Grand Rapids, MI. 

    A typical day for me is going through emails, messages, and preparing for events as well as the Sunday service.

    If I were to a sport in the Olympics, It would be the 400 meter run or pole vaulting.

  • Emily Oudemolen

    Children's Ministry Director  roundedemail 

    Hi friends! Currently I live in the beautiful Holland Mi, about five miles from lake Michigan, with my husband Joe. After living near the lake for most of my life, I am the ultimate water bug. Whether it is a day on the beach, kayaking, taking a raft or boat out, tubing, or swimming in the pool, I love being near the water!

    I am a book nerd and always looking for the next recommendation! I have two fur babies, one extremely mean hamster named Sansa, and a sweet lion head bunny names Coco. I would love to hear about your fur babies and enjoy almost every living creature (other than spiders).


    I am a student at Northpoint bible college Grand Rapids, studying for my BA in Ministry leadership. I have been working and serving in church since 2014. I am blessed to have had opportunities working with all ages, in many different capacities. My passion and calling is in family ministry. I enjoy helping children build the foundations of faith, helping youth with growing their faith, and helping young adults apply their faith to daily life. 

    I enjoy making friends, building relationships, and being in fellowship with others.  Please feel free to reach out! I am always ready for a coffee, lunch, or a nice walk outdoors! 

  • Howard Huisingh

    Facilities Coordinator roundedemail

    One thing Howard enjoys about his job is keeping the building and grounds in the best condition as possible. To make it look inviting and well cared for. So that visitors and our members know we are taking proper care of God's house.

    Howard Currently live in Hudsonville. Just across the road from church.

    After high school he attended several classes through Davenport College while working for Spartan Stores Corporate.


    There is no typical day on the job for Howard,  Everyday is different, which is something he really enjoys. He can do what needs to be done when it works best for his schedule.


    Howard is an avid bowhunter. So if he went to the olympics, archery would probably be his best sport or opportunity.