Hi Everyone,

My wife (Cheryl) and I are so grateful to come to Holland to love and serve you and your families.  This is a beautiful place to live and work, but regardless where we find ourselves; we all need the help of a loving church family.  The loving church family at Calvin was what drew us here to Holland.  It is a great place to be and we have been lavishly loved and accepted here.

I have been married to Cheryl for 29 years.  I have two sons.  Kyle is a CPA in Grand Rapids and married to Leanne, a Physician’s Assistant working in the Emergency Area of Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids.  Tyler is single and works as a Michigan State Trooper.  My father was also a Trooper out of the Grand Haven location, where I grew up.

Also pictured is my dog.  His name is Hoss.  I wanted to name him “empty-nester” because I struggled with that aspect of life, but my wife overruled me and I named him after Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza.  Hoss was a big man on the Ponderosa and our dog had huge paws as a puppy.  He has been a great dog and we love him as a huge part of our family.  You will see him walking Cheryl around the block from time to time.

After graduating college and getting married to Cheryl, I spent 12 years in business, building three businesses from scratch.  Then God called me to be a pastor during the late 1990’s and I finally listened in 2001 and went to seminary after selling the businesses.  I have been a pastor ever since graduating seminary and I absolutely love my job.

Calvin is the second church I have served as a Senior Pastor after serving in Imlay City (The thumb of Michigan) for almost 7 years.  I love Jesus with all of my heart and I will spend the remainder of my life following Him with all that I have and with all who I am.  Come join me and Calvin Church in the mission of following Jesus and pointing people to the only hope that God has sent this world…His very own Son.

Love, Pastor Dave Spoelma


Calvin Church welcomes Pastor Dave Spoelma and his wife Cheryl to our church family.

Pastor Dave and Cheryl









Pastor Dave and Hoss

Pastor Dave’s Family

Pastor Dave and his bike