We love meeting new people!

If your middle schooler or high schooler has any interest in the youth group in an ongoing way here is a link to our Hillcrest Youth page which includes our schedule for the year in the resource section.


At Hillcrest Youth Ministries anyone is welcome anytime. I understand some of the friends that attend events are there for the events only and may not be searching for a youth group. They may be connected at other churches and we praise God for that! However, we also like to make everyone aware of what we offer, open the door wide for anyone interested, and get you into the communication pipeline. If that is something you would like here is a registration form & release. By filling it out you will also get reminders via text & email about upcoming events, meetings, and other Hillcrest Youth related information. 

A little about Cory, the Pastor of Youth & Young Adults


A little bit about me... I grew up in Hudsonville and Jamestown. Went to Hudsonville High School where I played football, basketball, and baseball and met my future wife Jackie (we've now been married since 2005 and have 3 boys. Logan-8th, Hunter-6th, and Dylan-3rd grade all at Jenison Christian). I have degrees from Grace Bible College and played basketball there (now Grace Christian University) and Davenport University...and then later went on to Calvin Theological Seminary. 

Before coming to Hillcrest in the fall of 2020, I had served as a youth pastor & associate pastor (12 years at Cottonwood CRC), and as a senior/solo pastor (First CRC of Grand Haven) but all through those years I was always involved youth ministry in some way shape or form, including starting a young adult/college ministry in 2017 (which continues and is a collaborative ministry with several local churches...you can see more about it at rootedyoungadults.com). This year marks my 22nd year serving students.  I am passionate about seeing young people walk with the Lord, helping them know how to hear God's truth in His Word and live it out. 


If I can help come alongside you and your middle schooler in any way or you have questions, feel free to contact me. A big part of what I do is walk alongside parents, so don't hesitate to connect. 

My contact info: 
text/call 616-450-9225
IG: cory_nederveld, youthhillcrest, and rooted.youngadults


In Christ, 

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