Steve Heerema

Senior Pastor

Meet Pastor Steve!
Steve and his family planted The Way in Newton in 2009.  His messages are full of energy, tough love and truth.  Expect to hear a little bit about his family, his time in the Coast Guard, and maybe even a little offensive lineman football talk. Steve also shows up periodically on the “Bev and Steve Show” on KCWN 99.9 FM. Steve and Vickie have three children. Their daughter, Alexis, is married to Matt and they have two daughters. Logan is married to Molly, and Jacob is married to Maia.  Steve’s love for Christ and the transformation of his life through Christ, give him the heart and desire for everyone he meets to really know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him.

Executive Staff

Marcy Milburn

Director of Discipleship

Marcy is married to her husband Todd and they have two teenage boys. Marcy has her Masters in Education and an MDiv. Marcy has a passion for Discipleship for people of all ages. Most Sundays you will find Marcy teaching our Rush kids, and sometimes delivering the message on Sunday mornings.

Tricia Groves

Director of Operations

Tricia is married to her husband and they have three kids! Tricia has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Tricia has a passion for prayer. She and her husband Aaron lead the prayer team and on Sundays, you will find Tricia at one of our prayer stations and leading worship for our Rush kids!

Staff

Jenn Cross

Communications and Services Director

Kathi Talsma

Administrative Assistant

Elisha  Biehn

Early Childhood Director

Jeri Smith

Nursery Coordinator

Elizabeth Van Wyk

5th & 6th Grade Coordinator

Julie Kain

Middle School Youth Coordinator

Ryan and Terra Kurovski

High School Youth Coordinators

Tracy Cross

Facilities Manager

Jayme Wells

Food Coordinator & Facility Cleaning Supervisor

Emily Biehn

Facility Cleaning Assistant

Kim Guthrie

Congregational Care

Aaron Groves

Outreach Coordinator

Dave Wagner

Connections Team Leader

Al Law

Worship Leader

Scott Wilson

Worship Leader

Executive Board

Rod Van Soelen
Elder
CJ Osborn
Elder
Nick Cummins
Deacon

Consistory

The consistory at Newton Church of The Way is a collective group of spiritual leaders who are serving the church body in the formal offices of elder and deacon. Elders and deacons are ordained spiritual leaders that make significant contributions to the care, ministry, and strengthening of the church body. Elders and deacons fulfill traditional biblical roles and special responsibilities for the church in both structured and unstructured ways, including congregational care, teaching, prayer, mediation, theological discernment, communion, baptisms, and oversight of the offering.

Elders

Jeff Fifer
Elder
Bryce Engbers
Elder
Sara Guthrie
Elder
Deb Clymer
Elder
Todd Milburn
Elder
Jim Wood
Elder
Julie Jones
Elder
Jeremy Masterson
Elder
Ashley Smith
Elder
Kirk Douglas
Elder
CJ Osborn
Elder
Rod Van Soelen
Elder

Deacons

Zack Biehn
Deacon
Cory Van Zante
Deacon
Mike Engbers
Deacon
Paul White
Deacon
Cheryl VanHouweling
Deacon
Ben Lampe
Deacon
Dan Popma
Deacon
Nick Cummins
Deacon
Barb Wisgerhof
Deacon
Mike Meyer
Deacon
Dustin McConnell
Deacon
Rory Kain
Deacon
Doug Korte
Deacon
Jeff Holschuh
Deacon
Nathan Van Wyk
Deacon
Jimmy Shadden
Deacon
Dana Woody
Deacon
Jerry Kingery
Deacon