Our Church Leadership


Rebecca Bell – Pastor

Rebecca (she/her) was born and raised in Kalamazoo, is the mother of five, and has been married to Joel for 25 years. Rebecca is currently completing her Master of Divinity (M.Div) at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. Rebecca enjoys reading, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.

Email: rbell@threadschurch.org 





Willis Bouwman – Creative Arts Leader

Willis (he/him) was born in Allegan, MI, but has lived in Portage for about 20 years. Willis has been married to Esther for 18 years, and they have two children, two dogs, and a cat.
Music has been a most important part of his life for many years, whether playing and singing in various bands, writing original music, or teaching music for a living.
Willis enjoys gaming of all sorts, reading, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: wbouwman@threadschurch.org






Ben Manting (chair)
Esther Bouwman
Harold Harrington
Joel Bell
Brian Newman
Nicole Tiongson
Jaime Raifsnider