Meet Our Staff

Phone 231-547-9482


Feel free to contact any of our staff by calling the church you can email individual staff by clicking on the staff members photo below.

  • LEAD PASTOR - Pastor Chip Sauer

    Chip is married to Alisa and they have two children, John & Anna.  Chip graduated from St. Olaf College (psychology), Grand Valley State University (masters of social work), and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (masters of divinity).  He's been serving at CRC since Feb. 2005 after 14 years in Grandville, MI.  He loves to spend time with family and friends and his hobbies include basketball, reading, and lamenting about Minnesota sports.


  • Associate Pastor - Chris MAKI

    Chris was born in the Upper Peninsula, but has lived all over the US.  He has worked in a variety of ministry roles since he was 20 years old.  Chris is married to Kari, and has three daughters, Quinn, Tinsley, and Ailyn.  He started attending CRC after marrying Kari in 2010.  While at CRC he worked his way through seminary and was hired by the church in 2017. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, drinking good coffee, reading, planning, and dreaming. When not at work you may find him on a hike with his family, skiing, or asking friends and family too many questions.


  • Tammy is newly married to Dave after being a widow. Together they have eight children and one absolutely adorable grandson. Tammy joined the CRC staff in 2016. She has been part of children’s ministry since her early twenties. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with children and sharing with them how much they matter and are loved by our Lord and Savior.


  • Pastor of womEN's Ministry - Theda Williams

    Theda Williams is originally from Grandville Michigan and is a graduate of Calvin College. She began here as Worship Director in 2007 and became the pastor of Worship and Creative Arts in 2015 after completing the commissioned pastor program with the Reformed Church. After partially retiring in 2019, she remains on staff as Pastor of Women’s Ministries. Theda and her husband Ron have three grown children and several grandchildren.


  • Maintenance supervisor - JOSH DHASELEER

    Josh is married to Tennille. They have three children Ellen, David, and Rachel.


  • cHURCH administrator - Erin Nickel

    Erin came on board with the church in the fall of 2017. Her and husband Scott have two boys, Zach and Troy. Erin loves watching the boys play sports. When the family is not at a ball filed they enjoy boating and skiing in the winter.


  • Director of kitchen ministries - heather seaman

    Heather’s Seaman’s cheerful face is not new around CRC, but her roll is! This past fall Heather jumped back into serving God’s people delicious food as our Director of Kitchen Ministries. Heather is married to Matt and is mom to Samantha. She also works at Boss Landscaping.


    Enos is a full time Middle School Principal for Mancelona Public Schools and has served as an educator for 24 years. He has a wife of 24 years, Charnell, and three adult children, He is a talented musician that enjoys shooting sports in his free time. He has dedicated his life to serving others, and he is excited to lead others to Christ through music and fellowship. He has served in worship bands at several churches over the last 14 years including Calvary Baptist, Genesis, Ironton Congregational Church and now here at Community Reformed Church. He says “despite my sins and shortcomings, I am an avid follower of Christ and am grateful for my salvation. through him.”

  • Technical director - Mark cosens

    We are thrilled that Mark Cosens has recently accepted a new parttime position as Technical Director. In this role, Mark will oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Technical Ministry in regards to audio, lighting, and video. Mark is married to Kari and has two daughters, Kayla and Anna. Mark is originally from Fremont, Michigan, where he and his wife were high school sweethearts. They moved to Charlevoix in 2007 and began attending CRC shortly after. Mark is a Senior Systems Analyst at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix hospital. When not working, Mark likes to spend time with his family, taking the family’s two yellow labs to the woods or dog park, volunteering with Young Life and youth group.


  • Joy Klooster (2024) 231-547-2498
  • Pat Klooster (2024) 231-547-2602
  • Sherry Kirby (2025) 231-675-6316
  • Gary Strange (2025) 231-633-3300
  • Bud Boss (2026) 231-675-2312
  • Bruce Deckinga (2026) 231-330-5222


Karen Bakker (2024) 231-330-1474

Kari Maki (2024) 231-675-6750

Matt Seaman (2025) 231-459-6601

Betty Martin (2025) 231-547-2089

Kate Chanda (2025) 231-675-3229

Kari Cosens (2026) 231-622-3504

Marshal Bakker (2026) 231-330-6205

Cindy Boss (2026) 231-675-7344