Ralph is the primary speaker and teacher at West Side. Aside from this weekly commitment, Ralph also works with our elders to establish the vision and mission for our church as well as implementation of our strategy for helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Ralph loves Jesus, his wife and kids, friends, adventures, learning, and good stories (movies and books).
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
Patrick is responsible for the worship ministry at West Side, providing overall leadership and support to the many teams who help facilitate worship each week, including the traditional and contemporary service musicians and singers as well as the technical ministries of lighting, video and sound. He manages each weeks planning process along with pastor Ralph and leads worship each week in the contemporary services. Patrick also provides staff support to the fellowship committee. He is married to Angel and they have two children; Joshua and Matthew.
AFFILIATE PASTOR OF MISSIONS AND OUTREACH
Karel is pastor of missions, outreach and pastoral care. He directs the Alpha ministry—an eleven week introduction to the Christian faith—and assists in deacons and missions ministry. He leads at least one short term mission team every summer. Karel also participates in prison ministry and usually teaches one or two Bible classes a year during Wednesdays@West Side.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY
Ben is the director of student ministries. Overseeing grades 6-12, Ben’s passion is to see students grow in their interest in and commitment to Jesus through relationally engaging environments built around discipleship, authenticity, and community. When he’s not spending time with kids, Ben is watching movies, reading comics, and playing video games.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Patrick serves as our pastor to children and their families equipping them to build a strong foundation in Christ. He enjoys time with his kids, Kellie, Josh, Nathan & Hannah and partnering with his wife Shari in ministry at West Side
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Shari is married to Patrick Grover, and works with him to equip and nurture the faith of kids and families at West Side. They have four children: Kellie, Josh, Nathan and Hannah.