Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Pastor of Preaching & Vision

Dave Deets

Dave Deets serves as the Pastor of Preaching & Vision at Whitneyville Bible Church. Dave and his wife Kimberly met while they were both pre-med majors in college. Dave finished with a degree in Pastoral Studies and Kimberly finished with a music emphasis degree. Dave and his wife Kimberly have 3 children, Caleb, Andrew, and Rebecca. Dave served in youth ministry for nearly 8 years and as an Associate Pastor for nearly 5 years prior to coming to WBC. Dave…
Pastor of Discipleship & Congregational Care

Dave Tanner

Dave Tanner serves as Pastor of Discipleship & Congregational Care and oversees the small group ministry. Dave and his wife Nancy have 3 children: Joanna and her husband Mark and their son Silas David, and two boys, David, and Jonathan. Dave and Nancy served for ten years as missionaries with New Tribes Aviation in Indonesia. Dave currently serves on the board of NTM Aviation and is a corporate pilot for Meijer Corporation. Nancy works as a Administrative Assistant for a…
Pastor of Outreach & Community Care

Ben Weeber

Ben and his wife Lisa were married on Oct. 20th, 1984 at WBC. They have 3 adult children: Joshua, Alicia, and Travis, along with 7 grandchildren: Haylie, Gracy, Carter, Isabelle, Emma, Cole, and Kaylin. Ben is serving with Lisa in the Awana program. Ben is a master electrician by trade, and currently is employed by Haworth, Inc. Ben enjoys playing softball on WBC’s men’s softball team, along with hunting and fishing and just being able to enjoy the beauty of…
Director of Family Ministries

John Macomber

John Macomber is our Director of Family Ministries. He was part owner of the family business for 24 years when he and his wife Patti felt the call to ministry. John received his BA degree in Pastoral Ministries from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. They have three daughters Andrea, Amber and Megan and they live in Freeport. John enjoys farming, hunting, working on small engines and spending time with the family.
Deacon

Dave Bender

Dave is retired from Steelcase. He met his wife Dorrie in 1980 and they were married shortly after in January of 1981. They have three children and currently seven grandchildren : Donique and Ryan Kosters with Jude, Gemma and Cora who live in Rockford, Danielle and Mike Arnold with Clair and Evelyn who live in Texas and Dylan and Rachael Bender with Ellee and Ella (and one on the way) from Middleville. Dave and Dorrie began coming to Whitneyville in…
Deacon

Jerrel De Kok

Jerrel and Darlene were married in April 1967. They have two children (Heather & J. Glenn) and 4 grandsons. Jerrel is retired from building and developing and the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Jerrel serves on the Worship Ministry Team, running the sound system for some services and special events.  Favorite things are: auto mechanics projects with the grandsons, golf and carpenter projects. Oh, and golf. Hard to single out just one verse, but one that applies right now would…
Deacon

Myron Huebner

Myron and wife Sue were married in 1988.  As a blended family we have 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Myron is retired from Gerald R. Ford Int’l Airport.  Sue is retired from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Hospital.  I enjoy serving others and enjoyed my 6 mission trip building projects.  I like to read and also enjoy watching Nascar.  My favorite verses are Romans 8:38-40 which talks about the fact that nothing can separate us from the…
Deacon

Josh Mulder

Josh is a Systems Administrator at Our Daily Bread Ministries. He is married to Andrea with one child, Rachel. Josh and his family started attending Whitneyville Bible Church in 2015. Shortly after they became members and wanted to plug in where God was calling. After joining a Prayer & Care small group, Josh felt called to take on the role of Deacon at Whitneyville. Getting to know the folks at Whitneyville from a different aspect has been quite a blessing.…
Deacon

Tim Slagter

Tim and Krista were married in July of 1983. We enjoy a son (Tim) and daughter (Darcy) along with 4 awesome grandchildren (Zack, Ava, Ali, and Abbi). We both enjoy retirement and spending more time serving God through serving others.  Tim enjoys most sports in general, but truly loves to be on the fairways of most any golf course. A favorite verse is Jer. 32:17 and this reminds me about God’s great power. “Ah sovereign Lord, you who created the…
Ministry Team Coordinator

Jim Bustraan

Jim is serving as the Ministries Team Coordinator here at WBC. Jim and his wife Mary have been married 43 years. Jim and Mary have been blessed with two children, Wes and his wife Kristin who have one daughter, Emma, age 8 and Lisa (Delnay) and her husband Paul (PJ) who are currently wrangling two boys ages 10 months and 3 years old. Jim has been an Electrician for 42 years and self employed for 21 of them. The things…