PASTORAL & COUNSELING TEAM

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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

Serving At Holland First Since: December 2016

 

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.

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Pastors Jason & Jennifer Elston
Children's Pastors | Media Director

Pastor Jason: jasone@hollandfirst.org

Pastor Jen: jennifere@hollandfirst.org

 

Children: Hannah, Selah & Ramiah

Serving At Holland First SinceSeptember 2021

Anniversary: June 2nd

 

Birthdays

Pastor Jason: February 12 | Pastor Jennifer: November 13

Hannah: January 28 | Selah: November 4 | Ramiah: April 13

 

Favorite Scripture

Pastoral  Jason:

"But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  -Isaiah 40:31

 

Pastor Jennifer:

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God.”  -Isaiah 61:1-2

Favorite Books

Pastor Jason: 

“Spiritual Leadership” – J. Oswald Sanders | “Didn’t See It Coming” – Carey Niewhof  |  “Unoffendable” – Brant Hansen

 

Pastor Jennifer:

“Learning to Tell Myself the Truth” – William D. Backus

“Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free” – Nancy DeMoss

“Boundaries” – Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Favorite Movies

Pastor Jason: 

Wizard of Oz | Star Wars & Marvel Movies | Rocky Series

 

Pastor Jennifer:

Penny Serenade | Evan Almighty | White Christmas | War Room

I'm Passionate About

Pastor Jason: 

I am passionate for the lost to know Jesus, and the believer to be discipled as Christ Followers. Love seeing children smile and discover God’s love & purpose for their lives! I love University of Michigan Football (Go Blue!), being in the kitchen cooking, hunting, fishing and training in the martial arts.

Pastor Jennifer:

I really enjoy evangelism and outreach to the community and having the opportunity to love on kids and see them reach their full potential in Christ. I also have a passion for ministering to women. My hobbies include scrapbooking, playing volleyball, organizing and cuddling up with my blanket and chai latte while reading a great book.

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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

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Pastor Rose Rodriguez

Women's Pastor

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.

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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. 

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Dotti Caldwell

Licensed Counselor

dottic@hollandfirst.org

 

Husband: Jay 

 

Children

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

 

Anniversary: August 23, 1987

Serving 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.