Meet the Team
At ATLAS we strive to engage with the community and give a helping hand to those in need. Our staff is made up of individuals with a passion to serve and spread God’s love.
Nicholas Andersen | Director
Nicholas joined ATLAS in 2018. He lives in Rock Valley with his family and loves sharing the gospel, reading WW2 History, and airplanes.
Arla Van Sloten | Staff Mentor
Arla joined ATLAS in 2009 as a staff mentor. She lives in Maurice with her husband, Cory, with whom she enjoys attending music concerts, both Christians and 80s, with. She also enjoys spending time with her family around the fire and kayaking down the river with her kids.
Renee Noteboom | Receptionist
Renee originally joined ATLAS as Office Manager in 2005 and now volunteers as a receptionist. Ireton is her hometown but she now lives in Orange City with her husband, Mike. They have two children and six grandchildren. She married a “crazy” man who takes her flying in his plane and on long motorcycle trips. She will do almost anything for her grandchildren and is a self-proclaimed “crochet freak.”
Sherwyn Bolkema | Prayer Coordinator
Sherwyn joined ATLAS August 2015 as the Prayer Coordinator. After receiving updates from ATLAS employees, he sends out prayer requests to approximately 50 prayer partners every five weeks, helping to spread encouragement and God’s love. He lives in Rock Valley with his wife and they have two married daughter and eight grandchildren, ages 3 to 12. Sherwyn enjoys spending time outdoors, home improvement, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is passionate about helping people as they go.
Sandra Nyenhuis | Mentor Coordinator
Sandra joined ATLAS in January 2017. As Mentor Coordinator, she facilitates mentoring relationships between community members and clients. She lives in Orange City with her husband, Garry, and their four children, Elijah, Sarah, Caleb, and Abigail. She enjoys tending to her vegetable garden and canning/freezing.
Elsa Kooiker | Office Manager
Elsa joined the staff as Office Manager in August 2013. She works with scheduling volunteers and tasks for clients and staff members. Raised in Kenya, Africa, Elsa now lives in Orange City with her husband, Braden, and their two girls, Sutton and Leighton. She loves being home with her girls, decorating, and exercising.
Beth Zomermaand | Receptionist
Beth started as a receptionist in September 2013. She has been involved with ATLAS off and on in various ways since it began in Orange City. Beth and her husband Gawen live in Orange City. They have four children two daughters-in-law.
Bonnie De Jong | Receptionist
Bonnie joined ATLAS in January 2016 and works as a receptionist, welcoming all to the ministry. She lives in Orange City with her husband, Ron. They have two children and five grandchildren. She loves reading, listening to music, traveling, and being a grandma to her grandchildren.
Meet the Board
ATLAS has another dedicated team working "behind the scenes" to maintain stability and ensure the ministry is working effectively through financial and spiritual guidance.
Part of the initial start-up of ATLAS in 2004, Gary has served as board president since 2005. He is also the president of Natural Food Holdings located in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Sandy has been a part of the Atlas board since 2014. She is a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters and now, seven grandchildren, on her and her husband Dave's family farm NE of Orange City.
John joined the Board of Directors in 2016. John works at Pizza Ranch Corporate in Orange City. He and his wife, Denise, live in Maurice and have 3 children.
Darla has served on the ATLAS Orange City Area board since 2009 as Secretary. Darla is also the Vice President of Risk Management for VanWyk Trucking in Sheldon, Iowa.
Daryl has been a member of the ATLAS board since 2015. Daryl has been very involved in our community, most notably as mayor of Orange City from 2002 until 2010. Daryl has two children and is the owner of Casualty Insurance.
Sharla has been part of the ATLAS Board of Directors since 2009. Sharla is a physical therapist who is currently a stay-at-home mom. Sharla has served as vice president since 2010.
Dan joined the ATLAS Orange City Area board in 2010. Dan is COO of the Orange City Area Health System. Dan has also taken a lead role in fundraising and the development of ATLAS.