Kevin Yurk, Senior Pastor

As Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin Yurk provides leadership, pastoral care, and oversees preaching and worship at First Reformed Church. He leads the staff, consistory, board of elders, and is a part of many other teams within the church. He is responsible for setting the overall vision of the Church. Originally from Michigan, Pastor Kevin attended Hope College and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. He enjoys reading books, listening to and playing music, taking walks with his family, and playing with his two kids. He and his wife Rachel and children live in Hull. You can e-mail Pastor Kevin at


Dan Elgersma, Director of Youth & Christian Education

As Director of Youth & Christian Education, Dan Elgersma helps plan education programs at First Reformed Church. He provides resource materials and trains and supports teachers and leaders in the education department. He also organizes the Youth Ministry programs for Jr. High (IMPACT) and Sr. High (ROCK).  Originally from Michigan, Dan attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. He enjoys  camping, spending time with friends, and a good movie or book. He and his wife Becky live in Hull.  You can e-mail Dan at


Gayle Van Leeuwen, Secretary

As Church Secretary, Gayle handles many administrative responsibilities at the church. She assembles the monthly newsletter Highlights, puts together the weekly bulletin and delivers mail to members’ mailboxes, along with various other duties. Gayle began working as secretary in 2008. Gayle and her husband, Dwayne, live on a farm near Hull.  You can e-mail Gayle at


Darin and Julie Van Oort, Custodians

As Custodians, Darin and Julie care for and maintain the church building.  Darin and Julie live in Hull. Darin is originally from Doon, IA and Julie is from Rock Valley, IA. Darin currently works at Pella Windows in Sioux Center, IA. The Van Oorts have three children. Their son Marcus lives in California, and their  daughter, Chelsea and her family live in Sioux Falls.  Their daughter, Jordyn, and family live in Hull.


Jeanie Visser, Mission and Outreach Coordinator

As Missions and Outreach Coordinator my job is to equip faithful disciples to reach out in love by assisting, preparing and encouraging congregational members of all ages for active service to others, fulfilling the Great Commission.  Some of my responsibilities include coordinating service projects, donations, mission trips fundraisers and communication with missionaries.  My husband, Jay, and I live in Hull.  We have three sons and one grandchild.  We enjoy golfing, Iowa State events, reading and traveling


Jim Bynes, Ministry of Visitation

Serving as Ministry of Visitation, Jim visits the shut-ins of the church.  This involves visiting those who are residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers.  He also calls on those who are still living in their homes.  Jim grew up in Orange City and married Barb Van Peursem in June, 1974.   In November 1977, Jim and Barb bought the grocery store in Hull, Handy Grocery, which is Dan’s Food Center today.  After owing the store for 12 years, Jim went to work for Hy-Vee in Sioux Center and later at Van’s in Rock Valley.  In 1993, Jim began working for Jesco, later called Echo, as a sales rep for 23 years.  Today Jim drives for Rides 2-3 days a week and also serves First Reformed Church as Ministry of Visitation.

Glenda Bonestroo, Church Treasurer

Glenda lives in Hull with her husband, Arlan.  Glenda became  the church treasurer after retiring from the Boyden-Hull school system after 31 years of teaching high school math. As treasurer, her responsibilities include:

  1. Keep record of accounts
  2. Issue and Distribute Checks
  3. Payroll
  4. Prepare Financial Reports