Hope Reformed was organized in 1942 as a daughter of Immanuel Reformed.

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Historical DetailsEdit


2010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, built 1950


  1. John L. Van Harn, 1943-54
  2. Henry J. Vermeer, 1956-61
  3. Halrand H. Steele, 1962-72
  4. Richard A. Welscott, 1974-81
  5. Thomas E. Dekker, associate, 1978-87
  6. Vernon D. Hoffman, 1982-
  7. Robert J. Baird, associate, 1988-91, senior, 1991-
  8. Jayne A. Yonkman, visitation, 1991-
  9. Scott R. Van Arendonk, youth/outreach, 1991-

Membership OverviewEdit


Membership data, Hope Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership DataEdit

Heavy lines: green (lower) shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members. Thin lines: magenta (middle), non-professing members; orange (lower), inactive members; black (top), average worship attendance.


Membership ratios, Hope Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership RatiosEdit

Red line (middle) shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership (inactive members exluded); green (lower), inactive members as percentage of total membership; and blue (higher) average worship attendance of total membership.


Five year growth rate, Hope Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth RateEdit

Red line shows five year growth rate. A five year growth rate between 10% and -10% is considered stable; greater than 10% indicates a growing congregation; one below -10% indicates a church in decline. This makes no allowance for daughter churches.

Data source: Acts of Synod of the Reformed Church in America. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.