Meet Our Staff


Pastor – Joe VandenAkker

Pastor Joe and Karen came to Hanley Church in June, 2018.  Pastor Joe previously pastored two congregations in Michigan and two in Minnesota.  He and Karen return to Michigan at a new stage in their lives.  Their five children have completed college, are working, and establishing homes of their own.  Three have married, providing Pastor Joe and Karen with two sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law.  God has blessed Pastor Joe and Karen with two grand-daughters (each currently under a year old).  Karen brings to Hanley years of experience as a band director, classroom music instructor, and church organist.

Cell: 616.240.4134


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Administrative Assistant –
Karla Vander Baan

Karla has served at Hanley since 1995 and is very familiar with the church and community.  

Church phone: 616.534.4844


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Paul and Linda Schaner  – Custodians

Paul and Linda have been taking care of our church building since 2005.  Paul is often the first person you see when you enter our church building on Sunday mornings.