Jerry and Nina met at Faith Baptist College in Iowa and moved to the Grand Rapids area for Jerry to attend Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary (now Grand Rapids Theological Seminary). They first visited Christ Church at the invitation of Associate Pastor Paul Engle in 1993 and became members later that year.
Before joining the staff at Christ Church, Jerry worked as a Christian book sales representative. They are blessed with 3 children: Alan (and his wife Bethany), Aaron (and his wife Cassie), and Alicia (and her husband Jason) who also worship at Christ Church. They enjoy spending time with their 13 grandchildren, gardening and their ministry among us.