PASTORAL & COUNSELING TEAM

Pastor Mike Houser

Lead Pastor

mikeh@hollandfirst.org

Wife: Amy (powerhouse4jesus@hotmail.com)

Children: Caleb (Brenna), Jake, Chloe

 

Serving At Holland First Since: December 2006

 

Birthdays:

Pastor Mike: May 15 | Amy: January 14

Caleb: December 3 | Jake: September 27

Chloe: December 1

Anniversary: December 29

 

Favorite Scripture:

"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14 "

 

Favorite Books:

The Blessed Life - Robert Morris

Crash the Chatterbox - Steven Furtick

Recovering Redemption - Matt Chandler

Christian Atheist - Craig Groeschel

 

Favorite Movies:

Facing The Giants and Rudy (if on Clear Play that is)

I'm Passionate About:

Developing fully devoted followers of Christ. Love my family and love my Reds, Buckeyes, and Bengals. Hey, I'm from Ohio!

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Pastor Pete Benson

Youth Pastor

peteb@hollandfirst.org

Wife: Debra Benson (deb.benson252@gmail.com)

 

Children: Peter, Arielle

 

Anniversary: July 2

 

Birthdays:

Pastor Pete: March 10 | Deb: March 14

Peter: October 28 | Arielle: May 13

 

Favorite Scripture:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 

Favorite Books:

Bible - God

Circle Maker - Mark Batterson

The Art of Pacesetting Leadership - Dave Williams

Leadership Axioms - Bill Hybels

 

Favorite Movies: 

Sandlot, Lord of the Rings (Not the Hobbit), Princess Bride, and 90's classics 

 

I'm Passionate About: 

Serving Jesus, sharing my faith, and being with my family. I love hunting, LOVE LOVE deep sea fishing, and the ocean. My family and I are very competitive and love any type of game where there is competition involved.

Pastors Mike & Christina Kelley

Associate Pastor & Children's Pastor

christinak@hollandfirst.org

Pastor Mike: mikek@hollandfirst.org

 

Children: Michael and Elyssa

 

Serving At Holland First Since: 

Pastor Mike: December 2006 | Pastor Christina: April 2013

Anniversary: March 21

 

Birthdays:

Pastor Mike: January 18 | Pastor Christina: April 15

Michael: May 22 | Elyssa: November 29

 

Favorite Scripture:

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34

Favorite Books: 

Pastor Mike: 

Bible, 5 Love Languages, Total Money Makeover, Radical, EnteLeadership, Conform

 

Pastor Christina:

A Heart Like His - Beth Moore | Total Forgiveness - R.T. Kendall

 

Favorite Movies:

Pastor Mike: 

Passion of the Christ, American Sniper, Gladiator, Braveheart, Blind Side

 

Pastor Christina:

Blind Side | Anne of Green Gables

All Little House and The Prairie shows!

 

I'm Passionate About:

Pastor Mike: 

I am passionate about people and seeing them come to Christ. It is awesome to see how the Holy Spirit can change someone! When we encounter Jesus we are never the same! I also love cooking on the grill with the family, swimming, basketball, football, and learning from my elders.

 

Pastor Christina:

My passion is to see people experience God's love. To see his purpose in their lives. To encourage them to have a relationship with JESUS. I love to spend time with my kids and my husband. I enjoy spending time outside playing with my kids and doing DIY projects

Pastor Larry De Leon

Worship Pastor

larryd@hollandfirst.org

Wife: Perla

Serving At Holland First Since: 2008-2015, 2019-Present

 

Anniversary: September 5

 

Birthdays: 

Pastor Larry : 12/8/73

Perla : 11/5/72

 

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Favorite Books: The Bible

 

Favorite Movies: Hoosiers, Gladiator, Anything Spider Man

I'm Passionate About: worship, family, soccer

Pastor Rose Rodriguez

Women's Pastor / Media Director

roser@hollandfirst.org

Husband: Michael

Children: Lydia

 

Serving At Holland First Since June 2012

Anniversary: October 24

Birthdays:

Pastor Rose :  September 4 | Michael : August 11

 

Favorite Scripture:

“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.” Proverbs 16:9 

 

Favorite Books: 

“Jesus-Hearted Woman” Jodi Detrick

“Kingdom Woman” – Dr. Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst

“5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit” – Nicki Koziarz

 

Favorite Movies:

​“Pride and Prejudice” ’95 AKA the good version!

“Sense and Sensibility”

 

I'm Passionate About:

I’m passionate about seeing women move toward their God-given purpose and identity. I believe every woman needs to receive encouragement, motivation and direction in her life. No matter what her past or her current circumstances, I see each woman as a beloved daughter of God, in whom He cares for deeply.  

 

My hobbies include consignment shopping, hanging out with friends, watching cooking shows and reading.

Pastor Mario Romani

Renacer Holland Pastor

marioromani7@yahoo.com

Wife: Laura

Children: Stephanie, Amy, and Matthew

 

Serving At Holland First Since July 2020

Anniversary: February 5

Birthdays:

Pastor Mario: October 10 | Laura: February 9

Stephanie: September 13 | Amy: May 4 | Matthew: April 17

 

Favorite Scripture:

 

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” - ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬‬

 

 

Favorite Books:

“Las Doce Transgresiones”, Sergio Scataglini

 

Favorite Movies:

Braveheart

 

I'm Passionate About:

Passionate about missions and getting to know different cultures.

Love graphic design and soccer. 

Dotti Caldwell

Licensed Counselor

dotti@hollandfirst.org

Husband: Jay 

 

Children: 

Nate(Stephanie) , Christopher(Shauna), Emmah (Bobby), Jaime

 

Anniversary: August 23, 1987

We've been at Holland First since Spring 2013

 

Birthdays:

Jay- April 23 | Dotti- December 1

Nate- May 21 | Chris- July 12

Emmah- June 17 | Jaime- October 23

 

Favorite Verse: 

Isaiah 50:4 this is more of a prayer, not that I've arrived.

"The Sovereign Lord has given me a well instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. He awakens me morning by morning he awakens my ear to listen like one being instructed".

 

Favorite Books: 

The Final Quest |The Broken Way | Captivated

Favorite movies: 

Les Miserables | Shawshank Redemption 

Parenthood |The Count of Monte Cristo

Home movies- when our children were young.

 

I'm passionate about:

*My Family

*Enjoying God 

*Pursuing the upward call -a call UP and OUT of death into all that God has for us in Christ.

*Helping others Find and fulfill their God-designed purpose.

*I'm called to help prepare the bride for Christ's return.

*The Sunrise and Sunset.

*A cup of tea and a good book.