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Senior Management

Rev. Kurt Selles

Rev. Kurt Selles

Director

Rev. Kurt Selles

Director

Rev. Kurt Selles, who has worked in missions for nearly 30 years, became the Director of ReFrame Ministries in August 2012. Before joining our team, Kurt served as the Director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama; served as a missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions (now Resonate Global Mission) in Taiwan and China; and directed the Calvin College Semester-in-China Program. Kurt is also the author of several journal articles and books on missions.

He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Kurt and his wife, Vicki, have three children and live in Grand Rapids, MI. In his spare time, Kurt enjoys reading, swimming, walking, and bird watching.

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Louise Wing

Louise Wing

Director of Administration

Louise Wing

Director of Administration

Louise joined the ReFrame Ministries team in May 2018 as the Director of Administration. She enjoys supporting the agency in its mission of bringing the word of God to those who don't know him yet and witnessing the impact the agency has on lives around the world.

Louise joined ReFrame after many years working in financial management, most recently with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She holds a degree in accounting from Western Michigan University as well as CPA and CMA certifications.

Louise and her husband, Jeff, have two grown children and live in Byron Center, Michigan. Some of the things Louise enjoys in her free time are family time, gardening, knitting/crafts, jigsaw puzzles, yoga, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

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Jeffrey Schra

Jeffrey Schra

Director of Advancement

Jeffrey Schra

Director of Advancement

Jeffrey Schra joined the ReFrame Ministries team in June 2017 as the Director of Advancement. He believes that sharing stories of God's work throughout God's world is both powerful and rewarding. Before coming to BTGMI, Jeffrey worked in advancement at Theological Book Network. He also served for six years as a partner missionary with Resonate Global Mission in Austria as the Finance Manager for the International Christian School of Vienna.

Jeffrey studied history, classics and German at Calvin University and earned his MBA at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Business and Economics) while living in Austria.

Jeffrey enjoys bicycling, exploring new places, and fishing--especially with his kids. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons and live in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Ministry Team Leaders

Robin Basselin

Robin Basselin

Co-Director, English Ministry

Robin Basselin

Co-Director, English Ministry
Justin Sterenberg

Justin Sterenberg

Co Director, English Ministry

Justin Sterenberg

Co Director, English Ministry
Rev. Arliyanus Larosa

Rev. Arliyanus Larosa

Leader of Indonesian Ministry

Rev. Arliyanus Larosa

Leader of Indonesian Ministry
Rev. Huascar de la Cruz

Rev. Huascar de la Cruz

Spanish Team Leader

Rev. Huascar de la Cruz

Spanish Team Leader
Martin Nathan

Martin Nathan

Arabic Ministry Leader

Martin Nathan

Arabic Ministry Leader
Pastor Jerry An

Pastor Jerry An

Chinese Ministry Leader

Pastor Jerry An

Chinese Ministry Leader
Rev. Masao Yamashita

Rev. Masao Yamashita

Japanese Ministry Leader

Rev. Masao Yamashita

Japanese Ministry Leader
Rev. Marc Nabie

Rev. Marc Nabie

French Team Leader | Burkina Faso

Rev. Marc Nabie

French Team Leader | Burkina Faso
Rev. Sergei Sosedkin

Rev. Sergei Sosedkin

Russian Team Leader

Rev. Sergei Sosedkin

Russian Team Leader
Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes

Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes

Portuguese Ministry Leader

Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes

Portuguese Ministry Leader
Rev. Jacky Chéry

Rev. Jacky Chéry

French Team Leader | Haiti

Rev. Jacky Chéry

French Team Leader | Haiti
Rabo Godi

Rabo Godi

French Team Leader | Niger

Rabo Godi

French Team Leader | Niger

Advancement Staff

Annette Vander Heide

Annette Vander Heide

Donor Development Officer | Canada

Annette Vander Heide

Donor Development Officer | Canada

Annette joined ReFrame Ministries nearly 10 years ago. She oversees donor development and accounting for our Canadian donors. Before coming to ReFrame, Annette served as executive assistant to both the President and Development Director at Concordia Theological Seminary.

Annette and her husband live in southern Ontario and have three children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, you can find Annette spending time with her family or teaching an oil painting class.

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Dale Kuiper

Dale Kuiper

Relationship Manager | US

Dale Kuiper

Relationship Manager | US

Dale joined the ReFrame Ministries team in 2017. He enjoys building relationships with donors and connecting them with the mission and vision of the ministry. Prior to serving with ReFrame, Dale worked in Christian higher education in enrollment, admissions, and financial aid.

Dale and his wife, Esther, have their roots in west Michigan, are blessed with two adult children, and enjoy traveling, working in their yard and serving at their church.

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Hans Mulder

Hans Mulder

Director of Development | Canada

Hans Mulder

Director of Development | Canada

Hans joined the team of ReFrame Ministries in 1996 and currently serves in the areas of major gift planning and donor development for Canada. Before joining the ReFrame team, Hans owned and operated a successful retail and wholesale business.

Hans was educated in the Netherlands and finished his training in psychology before moving to Canada. Hans and his wife, Corrie, live in southern Ontario and have three sons and five grandchildren.

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Karla Soule

Karla Soule

Church Advancement & Donor Development Officer | US

Karla Soule

Church Advancement & Donor Development Officer | US

Karla joined the ReFrame Ministries team in 2006. She handles church advancement and donor development for the U.S.

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Paul Vandersteen

Paul Vandersteen

Church Advancement & Donor Development Officer | Canada

Paul Vandersteen

Church Advancement & Donor Development Officer | Canada

Paul began his work with ReFrame Ministries in 2012. Before joining the advancement team, he was a business owner and worked in sales and production in the horticultural business.

Paul and his wife, Dorothy, have three children and live in Ontario.

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Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Communications Manager

Brian Clark

Communications Manager

Brian joined ReFrame Ministries in 2013 as a communications intern and then returned to the staff in 2018 after working with our partner ministry, Resonate Global Mission, in the Christian Reformed Church for four years.

He spends his time writing stories and other copy for the advancement team as well as planning communications strategy. He enjoys his role because he gets to keep up with a wide range of ministry activities from many parts of the world.

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English Ministry Staff

Jeff Bulthuis

Jeff Bulthuis

Senior Content Manager & Managing Editor, Today

Jeff Bulthuis

Senior Content Manager & Managing Editor, Today

Rev. Jeff Bulthuis came to ReFrame Ministries in 2018, at first to oversee our growing Prayer Team. With a passion to see people grow in their walk with God, he stepped over to manage the editing of the Today devotional and content strategy for all ReFrame programs. Prior to ReFrame, Jeff served as lead pastor in a congregation in Indiana.

Jeff has a B.A. in Psychology from Covenant College and an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have five young children. They enjoy camping, spending time outdoors, and cheering on Chicago sports teams.

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Chris Hunt

Chris Hunt

Marketing Communications Manager

Chris Hunt

Marketing Communications Manager

Chris Hunt started at ReFrame Ministries in 2013. Chris loves to see the gospel change lives. He manages marketing campaigns that introduce new users to ReFrame so that they can get the most out of their experience. Chris frequently blogs for all of our programs. Prior to ReFrame, he marketed children’s programs at Awana. Chris served 16 years in the U.S. Navy.

Chris holds a B.A. from Alma College and a M.A. from Northern Illinois University. Chris and his wife, Sarah, have five children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games.

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Marc Miller

Marc Miller

Web Producer

Marc Miller

Web Producer

Marc Miller came to work at ReFrame Ministries in 2007. He manages the technical aspects of all the ReFrame websites.

Marc graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in Communications. He put that degree to use working in the Chicago film industry for 5 years before switching to a career in web development. Marc and his wife, Sara, have two sons.

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Courtney Jacob

Courtney Jacob

Senior Producer, Groundwork

Courtney Jacob

Senior Producer, Groundwork

Courtney Jacob joined ReFrame Ministries in 2006. Her passion for God’s matchless Word infuses every episode of Groundwork. She also shepherded the growth ReFrame’s prayer ministry. Before stepping into her current role, Courtney served in a variety of writing and production capacities with us.

Courtney has a B.A. in Communications from Calvin College and an M.Div. from Northern Seminary. Courtney and her husband, Luke, have three sons. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and playing the flute.

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Ron VandenBurg

Ron VandenBurg

Senior Producer of Children’s Ministry

Ron VandenBurg

Senior Producer of Children’s Ministry

Ron VandenBurg joined the ReFrame Ministries team in 2014. He plans and develops projects specifically for the spiritual formation of children. His main areas of focus are the Kids Corner podcast and devotional materials. Before coming to ReFrame, Ron taught middle-school for 27 years.

Ron is a graduate of Calvin College and earned a M. Ed. degree in Teaching, Learning and Development at Brock University. In his free time, he enjoys watching, writing, performing and directing local theatre productions. Ron and his wife, Rachel, have three adult children and reside in Ontario.

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Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen

Senior Producer, Think Christian

Josh Larsen

Senior Producer, Think Christian

Josh Larsen joined ReFrame Ministries in 2011. As editor of Think Christian, Josh challenges writers and readers to bridge the gap between faith and culture. Prior to coming to ReFrame, Josh worked for 16 years in the newspaper business, mostly as a movie critic.

Josh holds a B.A. in English and Communication Arts from Trinity Christian College. He writes about movies at LarsenOnFilm and is co-host of the Filmspotting podcast. He is the author of Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings. Josh and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters and reside in Chicago.

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Deb Koster

Deb Koster

Senior Producer, Family Fire

Deb Koster

Senior Producer, Family Fire

Rev. Deb Koster joined the ReFrame Ministries team in 2010 as writer, speaker, and producer for Family Fire. Passionate about encouraging relationships as they live and grow in the context of faith, Deb manages and edits a team of therapists, pastors, and writers, and interacts with the Family Fire community through social media. Before joining ReFrame, Deb served as an RN in cardiology for more than 20 years.

Deb received her M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Steven, enjoy leading marriage retreats and family seminars. They have three awesome adult children.

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Bryan Haley

Bryan Haley

Senior Producer, Church Juice

Bryan Haley

Senior Producer, Church Juice

Bryan joined the ReFrame Ministries team in 2017 with a passion to help churches reach people with the gospel using effective church communications. As producer for Church Juice, Bryan helps congregations energize their church communications by overseeing the Church Juice blog, publishing in-depth ebook resources, and developing training on topics like marketing, branding, social media, internal communications, and website development.

Bryan brings years of communication and outreach experience gained both in full-time church ministry and the field of church website design. Bryan and his wife, Denae, enjoy Michigan summers, Detroit sports, and family time.

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Jonathan Reeder

Jonathan Reeder

Audio Engineer

Jonathan Reeder

Audio Engineer

Jon started at ReFrame Ministries in 2018. Passionate about utilizing digital media in audio and visual formats, Jon captures and edits program content for our English ministry programs as well as some of our international ministry teams. Prior to joining our team, Jon produced content for Michigan-based businesses and performed voice work for national commercials, video games, audiobooks, and animations.

Jon holds a B.A. from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing and writing music, experimenting with photography, and finding the best local eats.

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Emily Vanden Heuvel

Emily Vanden Heuvel

Senior Producer, Pastoral Care

Emily Vanden Heuvel

Senior Producer, Pastoral Care

Rev. Emily Vanden Heuvel came to ReFrame Ministries in January 2019 with a desire to help people see God’s love and grace in the painful moments of life. As Senior Producer of Pastoral Care, she coordinates our Prayer Team and follow-up care to those who interact with our programs. Before joining ReFrame, Emily served as a chaplain, counseling children and adults in trauma and crisis recovery.

Emily received her B.S. from Kuyper College and M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Emily and her husband, Ryan, have two children. She loves to preach and mentor kids. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening.

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Rachel Syens

Rachel Syens

Social Media Specialist

Rachel Syens

Social Media Specialist

Rachel Syens joined ReFrame Ministries in February 2020. Passionate about forming meaningful connections in our increasingly digital world, Rachel is responsible for managing social media platforms across all ReFrame programs that connect a global audience to our ministry. Prior to joining our team, Rachel worked in public history, tourism, and event coordination.

Rachel holds a B.A. from Hope College and an M.A. from Western Michigan University, and completed a semester abroad in York, England. She enjoys baking, writing, supporting local coffee shops, and traveling as often as possible.

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