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.



ATLAS of Orange City is currently seeking a new Director.

The ATLAS Director is responsible for spiritual oversight, leadership of ATLAS staff, development, an active strategic plan, oversight of all programs, services, and activities, delivery of care, and development of mentoring relationships with clients, fiscal responsibility, and oversight of the organization.

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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. She also enjoys spending time with her family around the fire and kayaking down the river with her kids.





Claryce became employed by ATLAS almost 2 years ago, but prior to that came to ATLAS one day a week as a Financial Consultant from Center for Financial Education.  Claryce has been part of the staff at ATLAS for 18 years. As a Financial Mentor she will help with setting up a budget, contacting creditors, and other financial questions.  Claryce and her husband, Mark, have three sons, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.  Claryce loves to garden and cook. Claryce and Mark have a cow-calf herd with their sons, enjoy watching sports and travel.



ATLAS of Orange City is prayerfully seeking a new Community Engagement Coordinator.

The ATLAS Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the development of healthy mentor/mentee pairings frequent communication with mentors/mentees, spirit-directed time in the community to identify and recruit community mentors, assisting mentoring pairs through hurdles and difficulties, monthly Mentor connection nights, mentoring male clients, regular communication with Director and all ATLAS team members

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LAURIE BRUNST | Office Manager

Laurie joined the ATLAS team in August 2021 as office receptionist and currently serves as office manager.  She has an extensive background as a paraprofessional in education.  Laurie lives in Orange City and is very involved with her three grandchildren as well as involved in her church.

Amanda De Koster | Receptionist

Amanda joined the ATLAS team in 2022 as an office receptionist. Amanda, her husband Mike and 5 boys stay busy doing the things they love, like camping, playing and watching hockey and sled hockey, traveling for various activities their children are involved in, they enjoy going to the flea markets and hunting for fun treasures.  Amanda and Mike also enjoy serving at the weekend retreat Encounter and seeing God work and move in and through His people.

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"



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.

Gary Malenke

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.


John Vanderstelt

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 Arends

Darla has served on the ATLAS Orange City Area board since 2009. Darla is also the President of Risk Management for VanWyk Trucking in Sheldon, Iowa.


Jaime Miranda

Jaime joined the ATLAS board in 2021.


Sharla Clemens

Sharla is a physical therapist who works part time at the Orange City Area Health System. Sharla and her husband have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.


Dan McCarty

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.


Rachel Zeutenhorst

Rachel joined the Atlas Orange City Area Board in 2019. She is a teacher at Unity Christian High School in their Academic Support department. Rachel and her husband, Tyler, live in Orange City with their two boys.


Jen Vogel

Jen has served on the ATLAS board since May 2022. She serves in her local church in the areas of children’s and women’s ministries. Jen has just completed an 8-year tenure in the role of National Director for the women’s ministry of my church’s denomination and continues to serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet for their denomination. She serves as a volunteer at Hands Around the World retail store and the Gift Garden gift shop at the OCAHS. In Jen's free time, she enjoys reading and traveling.