Who We Are

Jesus invites us to join His family.

Becoming part of All Saints is an invitation to a way of life.

Anglican

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Our Anglican Identity

We are committed to following Jesus Christ through the demonstration and proclamation of the Good News of the Gospel to the whole creation. Our way of life is founded on Holy Scripture and the pattern of the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic church”.  The Scripture is “God’s Word written”, affirmed in the creeds of the historic church, and are interpreted in light of Christian tradition. To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a unique version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian,” at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.

Our Anglican Practice

We are a liturgical people, responding to God and to one another. We live and worship in the ebb and flow of the historical Church calendar. Our pattern of daily prayer and sacramental worship incorporates everyone as participants, actively engaging the best of the ancient Christian faith. We find great strength and comfort praying and worshipping in congruence with millions of other Christians, both globally and historically

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Our Anglican covering

Bishop

We proudly serve under our Bishop, The Right Reverend Mark A. Engel.

All Saints Holland is part of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (ADGL).

All Saints Holland is part of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (ADGL).

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All Saints Holland and the ADGL are part of The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Our History

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All Saints Holland emerged in the winter of 2012 after Brian was ordained to the diaconate.  A small group gathered in an upper room chapel in a converted garage for simple Sunday worship informed by the liturgy in The Book of Common Prayer. In 2013, Brian was ordained priest and our gatherings became a weekly Eucharist. More families joined, as well as college students, young singles, empty-nesters, and retirees, and a Grand Rapids-based contingent. Our few families had become many and so we began to form purposeful fellowships to care for one another and grow in Christ-likeness.

In 2018, it was clear we needed more space for weekly worship, so we moved our Sunday Eucharist down the street to a 100-year old sanctuary; some of our gatherings and meetings, our offices, and daily prayers remained in the garage-chapel. The heart of our life together was still centered in living rooms, lingering in parks or driveways, and over cups of coffee and dinner tables.  All Saints began a Curacy to ready Kris Rolls for ordination and church planting.

In 2020, to accommodate a growing staff and to refocus the chapel building as a place of prayer and spiritual formation, the church office moved to share a renovated office above a great pizza joint.  Summer of 2020, Fr. Brian was able to take a Sabbatical.  Fall of 2020, All Saints helped launch Christ Church Grand Rapids with Kris Rolls as rector.  Soon after, our Sunday gatherings move to a shared worship space on 20th Street and Tim West is ordained Deacon.  In the fall of 2022, Miguel Cruz is ordained Deacon and we began our School of Formation, bringing intention and focus to our commitment to be formed in the way of Jesus.

Our Vision and Values

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We Welcome

HOSPITALITY

Hospitality is the front door to faith, the living room that we grow in, and the workbench for evangelism. We share life together in a living community which encourages communion, mutual care, and a variety of gifts. We swap our stories and pray, we eat together, celebrate and mourn together, and we serve together.

Baptism

Baptism is birth into the body of Christ. By it, the Holy Spirit scrubs our sin and guilt and makes us new. That’s a lot, but that’s not all. It gives you an instant family. When someone is baptized, regardless of their age, a promise is made. As we do life together, we fulfill the promises of God in Baptism, to bring us all home.

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Eucharist

It's here that we are nourished by the sacraments of word and table, where our lives and loves are realigned, and where we worship in concert with the host of heaven and the family of Saints past, present and future. We intentionally hold the truths of God before our minds through the word; we contemplate God in the face of Jesus. Here too we engage with God experientially through our bodies as we receive the bread and wine and celebrate the memorial of our redemption. Our Eucharistic worship is a holistic experience, and cuts across our preferences to engage the whole of our being. When infirmity, travel, or other circumstance keep us away from weekly worship, we also have the gift of receiving the Eucharist at home
through Deaconal service.  Find out more about weekly Eucharist here.

Daily Prayer

Our lives in God are sustained through abiding in his presence and by renewing our minds daily through Holy Scripture. But God rarely forces himself into our schedule. Jesus invites us to abide with him, to offer our time and attention and tells us, not as a rebuke, but as a simple statement of reality, that "As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me" (Jn 15:4). As Anglicans we embrace the rhythms of daily prayer and scripture reading guided by Book of Common Prayer (BCP). This is one of the chief ways that we abide with our Lord, enjoying his presence even as he enjoys us, his beloved. A habit of daily prayer and scripture reading is foundational to our formation.  Visit our resources page for more information.

Home Parish

These small communities offer the encouragement, support, accountability, and care that sustain us on our formation journey. It's here that we learn to love one another as Christ has loved us (Jn 13:34) and to bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2). Home Parishes are intended to be communities of formation, service, care, and mission. Visit our Home Parish page for more information.

We Send

Reaching Out

The natural and abundant overflow of the generous love of God results in a rich life of service and mission. Together and individually we seek to bless others with generosity of our time, our talents, and our cash.  Well, none of it is “ours”, it all belongs to God and we get to share.

Confirmation

After you’ve been baptized (joined the family) and catechized (shaped by living and learning ‘the stuff’ of being a Christian) you may be ready to receive another gift from the Holy Spirit. In Confirmation, we make a mature profession of faith (before the Bishop and congregation) and publicly renew the vows and promises made at baptism.  The Bishop lays on hands, prays, and we are blessed and empowered to live and serve as a full disciple. We are people who seek to grow up into the full measure of Christ (Eph. 4:13). Confirmation is like being ordained for a life of Christian mission. And mission is right where we are, right now.

Ordination

Ordination (Holy Orders) is a vocation and formation process that culminates in the laying on of the bishop’s hands with prayer, confirming the gifts and calling of the candidates, consecrating them, and granting them authority to serve Christ and his Church as a deacon or priest. As a local church, we are committed to grow healthy servant leaders within our community of formation, and we have a Curacy to shape leaders called to ordained service of Christ and His church.

Leadership

Rector

Fr. Brian Wolthuis

Deacon

Tim West

Deacon

Miguel Cruz

Director of Formation

Chris Marlink

Operations Director

Jake Norris

Operations Coordinator

Melissa Rosin

Rector

Fr. Brian Wolthuis

Brian first knew a call to pioneering work in late college as he was meeting his wife and best friend, Amy. He was immersed in the revival season at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and in the Vineyard Movement, where he began to discern a calling to ministry and church planting. After graduating from Hope College with a degree with Art & Philosophy, and marrying his beautiful bride, Brian completed a pastoral training internship at Lakeshore Vineyard and then served as an associate Pastor, living on rice, beans, and ramen noodles.  In 1999, he and Amy resigned from their work to explore more simple ways to be the church. This journey took them to California and back to learn community with a band of Jesus-followers under the leadership of Todd Hunter.Once back in Holland, Brian and Amy dove into a life of organic and practical ministry and sacrificial hospitality.  Brian became a licensed builder to bring home the bacon, helped start three different businesses with missional intent, planted and pastored a house church for seven years, founded 3-Sixty (a neighbor-led nonprofit), and started a family.  The intensity of these years (whew!) led a deep re-evaluation in 2008-09. Since, he has sought to learn and live a more centered and sustainable life.  This turning taught him how to pray and rest, lean on Grace and the Holy Spirit, laugh more, and toward the discovery of his true vocation as an Anglican Priest. Brian was ordained as a Priest in the summer of 2013, while planting All Saints Anglican Church.  He, his wife Amy, and four dynamic and creative teens, continue to live in the core of Holland, MI.  This is still where they are working out their faith through loving neighbors, building disciples and learning how to cook a mean rice & bean bowl, sometimes now with bacon.

Deacon

Tim West

Tim is a grateful recipient of God’s grace, a husband, and a father. By day he serves the church as an editor for a Christian publisher. A native Tennessean, he enjoys the temperate Michigan summers but wishes they would last a bit longer!

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Miguel Cruz

Miguel was born on the East Coast and raised there and on the east side of Michigan.  Like Father Brian, he was at Hope College in the 90’s just after the revival had swept through the campus.  Miguel fell in love with West Michigan and one West Michigander in particular – his wife, Brien, whom he met at Hope.  After college, he got his M.Div. and was then ordained as a minister of Word and sacrament.  His first pastoral calling was to a Reformed church in upstate New York.  The Cruz family started to grow in New York, with their daughter being born in 2006.  In 2008 Miguel and Brien moved back to West Michigan, where Miguel has served in various ministry roles – solo pastor, program manager at a homeless shelter, worship leader, pastor of discipleship and house church pastor.  During that time, the Lord blessed Miguel and Brien with two boys, rounding out their family of five.  For the last four years Miguel has helped build a non-profit ministry from the ground up called Coram Deo Association of Churches.  Coram Deo has a dual focus of multiplying leaders and multiplying healthy churches.  Miguel’s main work is on the multiplying leaders side, where he serves as the coordinator of training programs.  Together with the Coram Deo Ministry team, Miguel has helped equip over 100 pastors and lay leaders across multiple denominations (and non-denominational churches) in 11 states from coast to coast.  In early 2019 the Cruz family started attending All Saints.  Miguel and Brien were confirmed in November of 2020, and Miguel was ordained Deacon in November 2022.  In addition to his continuing ministry at Coram Deo, Miguel is excited to be the newest member of the pastoral team at All Saints!

Director of Formation

Chris Marlink

Chris is a west Michigan native, born and raised in Zeeland. He moved to the big city (Holland!) and earned a degree in Religious Studies, Philosophy, and political science from Hope College. While a student, he married his high school sweetheart, Becky. Together they have four children and make their home in Zeeland where they host intimate community gatherings as an expression of their love for community, beauty, and creativity.

Chris grew up in a Christian home and worshipped in the Christian Reformed and Reformed Churches where he helped lead worship for many years. They were confirmed into the Anglican Church in 2019, and love being a part of the All Saints Community.

A throughline in Chris’ life is an abiding interest in and passion for formation. He and Becky have served as marriage mentors, and Chris worked for several years on a Christian educational non-profit startup. He’s now deep in the process of helping his teen children transition into adulthood and develop their own spiritual practices and relationship with their heavenly Father.

Chris serves as the Director of Formation for All Saints Anglican where he works to make formation in the way of Jesus visible, conscious, and intentional. He considers it an amazing gift to help people experience greater union with God and aid them on the journey to Christlikeness.

Operations Director

Jake Norris

An Iowa farm kid by birth (and God’s grace), Jake moved to Chicago in 2006 for college and stuck around for 12 years. In that span of time, he played in some punk bands, met his lovely wife, Taylor, got married, worked for mental healthcare providers, and had two kids (Navy and Crosby). Along the way, Jake and Taylor found a home within Anglicanism at Redeemer Anglican Church. In 2014, Jake became a Lay Catechist, responsible for pastoral care and mission in their neighborhood of Rogers Park. In 2017, Jake and Taylor discerned a call with a core team to plant a new congregation in Rogers Park. In October 2018, Jake and Taylor planted Rogers Park Anglican and began a rich season of discipleship, community, and mission in the neighborhood they loved so much. However, God had more in store. In the summer of 2018, God would call them to Holland, Michigan, to be closer to Taylor’s family, but also to the mission and life of All Saints Holland! Jake is privileged to serve the All Saints family in a variety of ways.

Operations Coordinator

Melissa Rosin

A lifelong Michigander, and a Hollander for 30-some years, Melissa brings an organizational trellis to the team and grammar policing with a wicked red pen. She’s worked in marketing for a manufacturer, in a family business, as customer service for a local clock and furniture maker, in a legal office and for two other churches – always gravitating toward roles that support and help her coworkers to succeed.

She met her husband Tim while in Zion Lutheran Church’s youth group in Kalamazoo and married him in Zion, too. Together they have raised, learned with, laughed and cried with, applauded and agonized over two thoroughly wonderful adult children: a sailor and a farmer. They joined the Vineyard movement for a time, and then waited three long years for Fr. Brian to plant All Saints. They’re now fully committed LutherAnglicans.

Vestry

Chris Marlink, Senior Warden

Brendon Johnson, Treasurer

Patricia Bartlett

Shannon Dykstra

Chandler Karadsheh