Danielle Eerdmans (President of the Board/Interim Executive Director)
Danielle has lived in the Grand Rapids area her entire life. Several years ago she learned of UFM and the necessary work they were doing in urban Grand Rapids. God has filled her with a special love and passion for UFM. Danielle loves how individual people are being the hands and feet of Christ’s love, using their life experiences and gifts to build other individuals up, who may then in turn give someone else a helping hand. Danielle volunteered in the After-School Bible Club when it first started. As her family continued to grow, she took time away to raise her and her husband’s five kids. Danielle joined the board in 2021.She is excited to join back into the mission of UFM.
Dan Rinzema (Board Treasurer/Interim CFO)
Dan is a recently retired business owner and now volunteers his time and energy by serving on several local non-profit ministry boards. His passion is using the skills and knowledge he was blessed to be able to learn during his business career to help Christian ministries become more effective at accomplishing their Kingdom mission. He and his wife Diana attend Ada Bible Church, have two married Children and four grandchildren.
Rachael Hoekstra (Board Secretary/Interim Development Director)
Rachael comes to the UFM board with a deep desire to empower people in the place they to live create new possibilities for themselves and their neighbors, ensuring a safe and thriving community. She brings the perspective of years of serving the disenfranchised through her work with Children’s Haven (Boston, MA), Habitat for Humanity (Kent County), and Great Lakes Urban (Holland, MI). She has been a small business owner and a fund developer in several other nonprofits and looks forward to bringing those learned skills to the work and relationships of Urban Family.