Dean joined the staff of Calvary in the Fall of 2017 in the role of Executive Pastor. Dean has been a pastor for the past 37 years in several different churches. During that time his roles have included children, youth, adults, executive, and lead pastor positions along with being an elementary school principal for a season (most areas of church life except for music where he is totally devoid of skills).
Dean and his wife Linda have a strong interest in missions and have enjoyed the opportunity to visit works in many parts of the world.
Dean's wife, Linda, is a preschool teacher at the Early Childhood Center in Zeeland. They have three sons: Joel, who is full time in the Michigan Army National Guard; Jared, who has his own business as Caliber Home Improvement; and Jordan who is the Photo Studio Manager for Wolverine Worldwide. They also have two amazing granddaughters.