We’re so excited you’d like to join a small group at Thornapple!

Below is a listing of all the current small groups/leaders with a brief description of the group’s demographics. Those listed in BOLD with an asterisk have openings for new people to join. To join a small group, email the leader directly or email Pastor Karen to get the ball rolling. If you would like to start a NEW group, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Simon & Michelle Bennett
    Type: Families in their 40s
Location: church & homes
Contact: ememby@gmail.com


*Jeff & Jana Broughton
    Type: Intergenerational
Location: 1294 Stoneshire Dr SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: jana.l.broughton@gmail.com


*Randy & Anne Christenson
    Type: Retirees
Location: 6160 Bellflower Ct., Caledonia
Contact: archris10son@gmail.com


Steve & Sue Clay
    Type: Empty-nesters
Location: various homes
Contact: stevenpclay@gmail.com


Martha Couturier & Bette Ohlman
    Type: Empty-nesters
Location: Homes around Cascade
Contact: marthacouturier7@gmail.com


*Brian & Sarah DeBaets
    Type: Families in their 40s
Location: church & homes
Contact: sadebaets@gmail.com


Jamin & Amy DeJong
Type: Elementary-aged families
Location: various homes
Contact: akraii66@gmail.com


Mark & Mary Green
    Type: Empty-nesters
Location: East Grand Rapids
Contact: greenme@mac.com


Jeff & Laurie Guikema
    Type: Families with teens/young adults
Location: various homes
Contact: jguikema@hotmail.com

Eric & Cassie Heiss
    Type: Empty-nesters
Location: various homes
Contact: eandcheiss@att.net


Jim & Barb Hoogeboom
    Type: Empty-nesters/retirees
Location: various homes in Cascade
Contact: barb.hoogeboom@gmail.com


*Jeff & Sharon Hughes
    Type: Intergenerational
Location: 7250 Red Bull Lane SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: jhughessetc@comcast.net


*Ben & Karen Ingebretson
    Type: Middle Life
Location: 765 Eastridge Dr NE, Grand Rapids
Contact: kingebretson@thornapple.org


Steve & Jacquie Johnson
    Type: Intergenerational
    Location: Church
Contact: stevejac97@yahoo.com


Doug & Kim Josephson
    Type: Empty Nesters
    Location: 5763 Preservation Ct NE, Ada
Contact: dougkimjosephson@gmail.com


Brad & Pamela Koch
    Type: Intergenerational Families
Location: 2445 Shears Crossing, Grand Rapids
Contact: pltkoch@gmail.com


Al & Linda LaRue
    Type: Retirees
Location: various homes
Contact: linal71@sbcglobal.net


Kevin & Kelly Loubert
    Type: Families with adult children
Location: various homes
Contact: K2Loubert@aol.com 


Kirk & Gail Mortenson
    Type: Families with adult children
Location: various homes
Contact: kgmort1@gmail.com

*Phil & Jan Schneider
    Type: Empty-nesters/retirees
Location: 1872 Signature Dr. Ada
Contact: janschneider02@gmail.com


*Rob & Soni Peterson
    Type: Intergenerational
Location: 2230 Edgewood Ave SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: rpeterson@thornapple.org 


Bill & Florence Post
    Type: Retirees
Location: 4901 N. Quail Crest SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: poptart1@comcast.net


Ryan & Erin Russell
    Type: Families in their 40s
Location: church & homes
Contact: shoe1279@hotmail.com


Simon & Emily Veldkamp
    Type: Young marrieds
Location: various homes
Contact: seveldkamp13@gmail.com 


Roy & Valerie Williams
    Type: Empty-nesters
Location: various homes
Contact: roywilli@gmail.com


Ruth & Walt Wolf
    Type: Intergenerational
Location: various homes
Contact: ruth@moxonwolf.net 


*Shalini & Byard Bennett
    Type: Young Adults
Location: 6578 Brookhills Ct SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: shalinibennett@gmail.com


*Young Marrieds Group: Leader to be named
    Location: various homes
Contact: kingebretson@thornapple.org

Sign Me Up!

If you are interested in starting a new small group or aren’t sure which group is for you, please fill out the form below and we’ll put our matchmaking skills to work to get you connected!

If you have children, please list their names/ages below:

Type of group you'd like to join:
MensWomensCollege/Young AdultsYoung MarriedsFamilies in their 20s/30sFamilies in their 40sFamilies with teens/young adultsEmpty nestersRetireesIntergenerational

What geographic area would you be open to meeting at (check all that apply):
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