After growing up in Chino, CA, Chad spent 20 years running a family business building commercial truck equipment and as a firefighter in Sunnyside, WA. He attended Dordt College, earned a BS in Ag Engineering Tech from Cal Poly, and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Linda have four daughters.
Bounmee's responsibilities include preaching, evangelism, teaching the Heidelberg Catechism, and pastoral care. He has been doing ministry here since 2007 and in pastoral ministry since 1999, including churches in the Twin Cities. He is married to Souvanmaly and has five grown daughters and eight grandchildren. He enjoys exercising, visiting family in the Twin Cities, watching the news, and reading.
In addition to being secretary at church, she is secretary/bookkeeper on Tuesday mornings for Russell Tiling in Bigelow (farm tiling). She enters deposits and balance checking accounts for Ocheda Dairy, which takes three or four hours a month. She enter deposits, checks issued and run monthly reports for the Nobles County Fair board. Plus, she watches her two grandchildren, Josie (2) and Easton (5 months) at least twice a week while her daughter-in-law milks cows with her parents. Lorraine also plays organ/piano for the United Methodist Church in Ocheyedan (usually one Sunday morning a month) in addition to playing in our church.
Dennis & Shari Vander Veen
Denny and Shari take excellent care of our facilities. They are often the first to arrive and the last to leave.