Our Board of Directors
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Grand Rapids Bridge Year
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Ryan Waalkes, Executive Director
Ryan is the founder of Bridge Street Ministries, an avid triathlete, father of five, and coffee connoisseur. He is described by our team as faithful, diligent, and having a heart for God's wisdom.
Derek Sterenberg, Operations Director
Beyond keeping the team at BSM running smoothly, Derek can be found smoking a brisket at home or leading worship on Saturday nights. Always wearing a smile, Derek displays God's love through warm friendship and a peaceful presence.
Dan Metivier, Communications Coordinator
Helpful, innovative, and creative, Dan is our communications coordinator that always goes the extra mile. Dan's talent and new ideas bring new life to the ministry and tell our story and those of our neighborhood.
Neva Marr, Bridge Year Staff
Hospitable, courageous, and humble, Neva boldly co-leads the Bridge Year along with Ellorie. Neva excels at forging personable bonds with Bridge Year students and deftly balances cultural awareness with Godly understanding.
Ellorie Kenyon, Bridge Year Staff
Co-leader of the Grand Rapids Bridge Year, Ellorie's presence creates a peace rooted in God's love. Described by her team members as "full of wisdom and delight," Ellorie exhibits a calm leadership for the students of GRBY.
Cherie Pecynski, Pavilion Manager
"The friend that everyone needs," says the BSM team. A native West-sider and familiar presence around town, Cherie's vibrant energy and willingness to tackle any challenge make her both a strong helper and independent achiever.
Alia Johnson, Administrative Assistant & Resurgence Team
Sweet, humorous, organized. Behind the scenes, Alia helps make sure that i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Every afternoon, she is co-managing Resurgence students as they engage in after-school programs.
Tom Bradley, Pastor at CrossWinds Church West Side
Pastor Tom Bradley is quintessentially West Side. His quirkiness, boisterous laughter, and ability to strike up conversations with anyone at any time make him a most approachable person and welcoming spiritual leader.
Sharalle Richardson, Director of Resurgence
Cool, compassionate, and in control, Sharalle spearheads our Resurgence program, connecting local middle school students with supportive after-school programming. Sharalle’s thorough, concise communication with our team and natural ability to connect with kids is invaluable to our ministry as we pursue our mission to disciple the youth of the West Side.
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