The church office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am - 2pm, and by appointment.
Our office telephone number is 616-451-4131.
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Sarah Van Zetten-Bruins
Benjamin Bruins and Sarah Van Zetten Bruins are a clergy couple who have ministered together for ten years. They are also the parents of delightful six-year old twin boys and a two-year old daughter. They share their work with the church and the work at home.
Benjamin hails from Wisconsin, growing up on a farm about 3 miles west of Alto. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison with degrees in Business and Psychology. He furthered his education at Western Theological Seminary where he was introduced to the joys of Reformed theology and Sarah Van Zetten.
Sarah grew up as a pastor’s daughter in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She studied religion and music at Central College in Pella, IA and then returned home to west Michigan to explore the idea of pastoral ministry at Western.
When Sarah and Benjamin met, both were undecided about their call to ministry; through their studies, their work in various churches, and their relationship with one another, they sensed a call from God to minister together as a married couple. They have been delighted to discover that they are better ministers together than on their own. They are enough alike to work well together, but different enough that their varying gifts and passions add a richness to their shared ministry.
Benjamin loves the way God forms the church to be a community participating in the reconciling love of God. As we encounter the presence of God we are shaped for lives of service—walking with vulnerable people, caring for creation, and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
Sarah is passionate about helping the church to meet God within a community. We gather together to encounter the living God in worship, especially in the face of our neighbor. As we study, sing, and feast together we are built into God’s people to live out God’s kingdom in the world.
In addition to parenting, Benjamin enjoys learning about personal finance (and extolling the virtues of frugality), listening to all the best NPR podcasts, reading the newspaper, and incorporating as much physical movement into the day as possible.
Sarah spends her time reading home decor blogs, growing in her cooking and baking skills, and soaking up as much sun as she can during the precious summer months.
Trinity is blessed by various diaconal partnerships that join in our work of service.
Rev. Robyn Saylor
Sunrise Ministries works for and with persons with different disabilities within and outside of the church. This ministry includes partnerships with Friendship Ministries and Hope Network.