Boards and Committees

Countryside’s Lay Leadership

Countryside is blessed with a congregation filled with talent and business experience. Our officers and board members are nominated and elected by our members and represent the church body in the various aspects of managing church operations and ministries. The following is a listing of our current lay leadership.

2024 Church Officers    
Moderator Dan Kuyper E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Mary Meints E-mail Moderators
Vice Moderator Elect Leah Georges E-mail Moderators
Clerk David Ried
Treasurer Ed Schwartz


2023 Church Council  
Dan Kuyper Moderator
Mary Meints Vice Moderator
Leah Georges Vice Moderator Elect
David Ried Clerk
Ed Schwartz Treasurer
Jenny Shultz-Thomas Senior Minister
Marie Otis Board of Worship and Arts
Kathy deBoer Board of Christian Education and Spiritual Growth
Autumn Cox Board of Congregational Life
Emily Wadhams Board of Social Justice and Outreach
Kathleen Samland Board of Finance and Operations
Trisha Hoffman-Aherns Past Moderator
Rick MacInnes At-large Member
Jane Frye At-large Member
Mark Stursma Tri-Faith Representative
TBD Chair of Health, Safety and Security Committee
TBD Chair of Stewardship Committee