Who We Are

Meet our pastor

Pastor Vern Swieringa

Pastor Vern
Love God, love people!
This summary of the law by Jesus is what moved me to pursue full time ministry back in 1990.  With my wife, Kris, and two young children, Nicole and Joshua, we embarked on a journey of a life time, trusting God to provide for our daily bread, often not knowing where it was coming from.  The story of Jesus calming the storm so that his disciples could get to the other side of the lake, became my comfort!  I thought if God was really calling me into ministry, He would make sure I made it.  And He did help us make it.  I graduated from Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) in 1995 and Calvin Theological Seminary in 2000.  Then, I loved the people at Gibson Christian Reformed Church from 2000-2012 (I still love them).  I loved the people at Oakland Christian Reformed Church from 2012-2020 (I still love them, too).  I came to Kibbie Christian Reformed Church in January of 2021 (and am loving them, also).
I am glad you are reading this and hope to see you some day or at least talk with you sometime.  Life can be hard and I am convinced we were never meant to live it alone.  If you are looking for a wonderful church family and a pastor who loves God and loves people, feel free to stop by some Sunday for our 11:00 am service.  Hope to meet you or talk with you sometime soon!

Meet our council

Elders and deacons from the congregation comprise the church council, which meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the congregation.

Executive Committee

  • Don Bemis (Chairman)
  • Pastor Vern Swieringa (Vice Chairman)
  • Rick Pennings (Clerk)
  • Billy Cossey


  • Pastor Vern Swieringa (Vice Chairman)
  • Don Bemis (Chairman)
  • Rick Pennings (Clerk)
  • Gerrit Haagsma


  • Billy Cossey (Chair)
  • Elaine Schultz
  • Tim Worline