Jeff Bulthuis began his work as pastor of Munster Church in December of 2010. He grew up in Tinley Park, IL, and had previously served as a pastor in DeMotte, Indiana. He is passionate about communicating God’s Word in a faithful, clear, and practical way. His desire is to care for the members of Munster Church as well as the greater Munster
He and his wife, Lisa, have 5 children – they are all are 6-years-old and younger! He enjoys spending time with his family, engaging the culture, cheering on our Chicago sports teams, and following the latest tech trends.
Justin Makowski was recently hired at Munster Church as the Director of Worship and Connections. He loves to sing and play music, but more importantly, he is very passionate about creating a space where people get excited to worship God. He also works with EPIC, the church’s middle school youth program, and looks forward to what God will do in the lives of the students.
New to the area, he loves meeting people and exploring what the city has to offer. In his spare time, Justin enjoys volleyball, soccer, biking, board games, cards, and playing piano. He also has worked several years as a card performer, so feel free to ask him to see a trick!
Linda Fox has been serving as the church youth director for the past 9 years. She previously volunteered as a leader in the youth group and in the Sunday School Program as the music director for 18 years. A long time member and volunteer, she loves children and teens. She says she gets such a blessing from hanging out with the teenagers, getting to know them and pointing them to Jesus.
When she is not working at the church, she works part-time for the School Town of Munster, driving the school bus. In her free time she enjoys golf, traveling, gardening, bicycling, swimming, and hiking. She recently competed in her first Triathlon.
Cindy (Beezhold) Dernulc serves as the church administrative assistant. She was raised in South Holland, Illinois, lived in Holland, Michigan for a while, but now lives in Highland. She is married to Dan Dernulc and together they have four children, Chris (21), Lauren (19), Lindsey (17) and Colin (14). She loves helping people, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and participates in the Freedom Bound Prison Ministry.
Bob Fox serves as the church custodian. With a smile and a joke, he loves to serve the people of this church. He is always going out of his way to make a task easier for someone else and does a great job keeping the church looking and running great. Whether it’s mowing the lawns or shoveling the sidewalks you can often see Bob out in front of the church. Make sure to honk the horn as you go by.
Bob spends most of his free time golfing but can also been seen riding his bike around Munster. He has a dog he also loves to play with and would be happy to tell you all about her.