Upcoming May & June 2019 Guest Preachers

Monday, April 29, 2019

Introducing our May & June
2019 Guest Preachers

May 5 & 12 | Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Brouwer  

Douglas J. Brouwer is a Presbyterian pastor who has served churches in Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and most recently Zurich, Switzerland. He is the author of several books, including How To Become a Multicultural Church, a memoir of his experience with a multiracial, multiethnic congregation in one of Europe’s largest cities. He holds degrees from Calvin College (BA), and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv, DMin.) He is now retired and lives near Holland, Michigan.

May 19, 8:30a | Kyle Kooyers 

Join us as we welcome Kyle Kooyers to the pulpit. Kyle is a Candidate for Ordination in the PC(USA), a Westminster member, and a program manager for the Kaufman Interfaith Institute.

May 19, 11:00a | The Sanctuary Choir will sing Vesperae Solennes K. 339, accompanied by orchestra, during the 11:00a service.

Memorial Day Weekend | Begin one service at 10:00a

May 26 | Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Weenink 

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Weenink has served as the Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Pittsford, NY since November, 2017. He was Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Bay City, MI for 19 years and had served several other Presbyterian congregations. He has preached here at Westminster a number of times and early in his ministry he served as program staff at Camp Henry.

Westminster also holds a service on Memorial Day Weekend at Camp Henry. Rev. Jeremy Bork, Minister for Youth and Their Families, will lead the Camp Henry service at 10:00a.

| One service at 10:00a |


June 2 | Rev. Dr. Suzanne McDonald

Rev. Dr. Suzanne McDonald is Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland. Born and raised in Australia, she studied in the United Kingdom and received her Ph.D from St. Andrews University. She also has taught at Westminster College, Cambridge and Calvin College and is the author of two books and several essays and articles, including John Knox for Armchair Theologians.




June 9 | Rev. Denise Anderson

Rev. Denise Anderson is the Coordinator for racial and intercultural justice for the Presbyterian Mission Agency and was the Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (2016). She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and continued her studies at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. She served as pastor of Unity Presbyterian Church in Temple Hills, Maryland and is a member of the NEXT Church strategy team.


June 16 & 23 | Rev. Scott Hoezee 

Rev. Scott Hoezee is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has served Christian Reformed congregations in Fremont MI and Grand Rapids and has been a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ. He is the author of several books, including the just-published Why We Listen to Sermons.





June 30 | Rabbi Michael Schadick 

Michael Schadick has been the rabbi of Temple Emanuel, one of Westminster’s interfaith partner congregations, since 2000. He received his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1994 and his BA in Economics from Connecticut College in New London, CT. Before coming to Grand Rapids he served congregations in Orlando, Florida and in Plantation, Florida. Rabbi Schadick is an active participant in local interfaith activities and loves to spend time each summer on the faculty of the Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, WI.