Pastoral Staff

Mike Houser

Lead Pastor

Wife: Amy


Pastor Mike:



Children: Caleb, Jake, Chloe


Anniversary: December 29


I've Been Serving At Holland First Since: December 2006



Pastor Mike: May 15

Amy: January 14

Caleb: December 3

Jake: September 27

Chloe: December 1


Favorite Scripture:

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


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!!!!!

Pete Benson 

Youth Pastor

Wife: Debra Benson


Pastor Pete:



Children: Peter, Arielle


Anniversary: July 2



Pastor Pete: March 10

Deb: March 14

Peter: October 28

Arielle: May 13


Favorite Scripture:

Joshua 1:9  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.”


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. 

Larry De Leon

Worship Pastor 

Wife: Perla

Anniversary: September 5


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've Been Serving At Holland First Since: 2008-2015, 2019-


I'm Passionate About: Worship, family, soccer

Mike Kelley 

Associate Pastor

Christina Kelley

Children's Pastor

Pastor Mike:

Pastor Christina:


Children: Michael and Elyssa


Anniversary: March 21



Pastor Mike: January 18

Pastor Christina: April 15

Michael: May 22

Elyssa: November 29


Favorite Scripture:

Pastor Mike:

Matthew 6:33-34 "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." 


Pastor Christina:

Matthew 6:33-34 "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." 


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've Been Serving At Holland First Since: 

Pastor Mike: December 2006


Pastor Christina: April 2013


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.

Rose Rodriguez

Ladies Pastor

Husband: Michael


Pastor Rose:


Children: Lydia


Anniversary:      October 24


I've Been Serving At Holland First Since: June 2012



Pastor Rose          September 4

Michael               August 11

Lydia                   May 25


Favorite Scripture:

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


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 husband and daughter are the dearest to me. My hobbies include consignment shopping, hanging out with friends, watching cooking shows and reading.

Dotti Caldwell

Licensed Counselor (MA, LPC)

Dotti Caldwell:

Husband: Jay 





Emmah (Bobby)



Anniversary: August 23, 1987

We've been at Holland First since Spring 2013? I think



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


Favorite movies: 

Les Miserables

Shawshank Redemption 


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.

Support Staff

Kim Blok

Administrative Assistant 

Sharon Iles


Bill McDaniel


Rose Rodriguez

Media Director