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Klondyke Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 1898-1899


Grace Reformed was organized in 1897 as an English-language daughter of Fifth Reformed. It was the third English-language RCA congregation in Grand Rapids. With the construction of US-131 just two blocks away, the congregation relocated to Wyoming, Michigan, in 1964.

Historical Details[]



Grace Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI, 1899-1963

  1. Reelman's Hall, 710 Grandville Ave. SW, 1897-98
  2. Klondyke Church, 1898-99
  3. 892 Caulfield SW at B Street, two blocks east of Grandville Ave. and two blocks south of Franklin Street, 1899-1963
  4. 3330 Burlingame SW, 1964-present


  1. John Van de Erve, 1897-1901
  2. Rense H. Joldersma, 1901-02
  3. Peter P. Cheff, 1902-05
  4. Peter Braak, 1905-08
  5. Lawrence Dykstra, 1909-12
  6. Cornelius H. Spaan, 1912-38
  7. Theodore Schaap, 1938-45
  8. Henry C. Van Deelen, 1946-48
  9. Grace-on-burlingame

    Grace Reformed Church, Wyoming, MI

    Abraham Rynbrandt, 1949-53
  10. James W. Schut, 1954-59
  11. Rodger H. Dalman, 1959-65
  12. Harry L. Brower, 1966-72
  13. Mark D. De Witt, 1973-85
  14. Louis H. Bennes III, 1986-96
  15. Brian K. Taylor, associate, 1988-96
  16. Rick Veenstra, interim, 1996-97
  17. Rick Oppenhuizen, 1998-present

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Grace Reformed, Wyoming, MI

Membership Data[]

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.

Data source: Acts of Synod of the Reformed Church in America. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.