The elders of the church, along with the ministers, oversee the worship and people of God. Our Reformed church government is centered around the worship of the triune God. The elders and ministers guard the worship, shepherd the flock, and have ruling authority under Christ and his Word. The deacons’ care is that of mercy. While women have wonderful God-glorifying roles in the body of Christ, we only elect and ordain men to these three offices--in accordance with the biblical and historic Reformed teaching.
Elders: Mark Hoogwerf, Adam Sturlaugson
Deacons: James Kats, Tyler Bonynge
Ministers: Rev. Spencer Aalsburg - Pastor@ChristReformedSF.org
Rev. Spencer Aalsburg is ordained as a minister of Word and Sacraments in the United Reformed Churches in North America. In addition to preaching weekly, Rev. Aalsburg leads various biblical and theological studies throughout Sioux Falls and has spoken at seminars on such topics of Marriage and Family, Child Rearing, The Marks of the Church, and John Calvin’s use of Preaching & Psalmody.
He also teaches Apologetics at Heidelberg Theological Seminary. Rev. Aalsburg holds the Master’s of Divinity degree from Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He has contributed chapters to the book Planting, Watering, Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century (Reformation Heritage, 2011). He and his wife, Julia, reside in Sioux Falls. Their lively home is blessed with three beautiful daughters and one charming son.