Set Free Ministries Team

Here to serve you and fulfill God’s vision for our ministry.

Full-Time Employees

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Dean Vander Mey

Executive Director

Dean serves as the Executive Director of Set Free Ministries.  He meets individually with people in crisis and guides them in the truth of Scripture.  Dean also speaks on behalf of the organization in a teaching ministry to share God’s wisdom revealed through Freedom Ministry.

Dean  is married to his beloved wife Sharie, they have 6 daughters, 4 son in laws, and 10 grand children.  Dean ran a business called Action Packaging for 23 years before changing careers to ministry.  Dean enjoys spending time with family, and is an avid sportsman who loves to hunt and fish and spend time at “ Deer Camp” in the UP of Michigan.

Pete Noor

Director of Ministry Advancement

As one who has been helped by Set Free Ministries himself, Pete now works to raise awareness through his many connections to how the Truth, Jesus Christ, brings hope and healing through the ministry of SFM. Pete raises funds to support this life-changing ministry and looks to establish partnerships with organizations and individuals who embrace a Biblical worldview toward helping the hurting. Pete also enjoys working with inmates at Kent County jail through SFM’s partnership with Forgotten Man Ministries.

Glenn Dunn

Director of Domestic Ministries

Glenn uses his executive experience from the business world to serve as a board member, Director of Domestic Ministry, and mentor at Set Free. Glenn volunteers his time to guide the direction of Set Free in domestic and regularly participates in individual ministry and Freedom Appointments. Glenn and his wife are both deeply involved at Set Free and other ministries to help the hurting find Christ.

Steve Prince

Director of Warriors Set Free

Steve is the director of Warriors Set Free. He served 25 years in the US Army and works specifically with Veterans and family members of Vets. Warriors Set Free was started in 2014 out of the need to help Veterans. Steve is married with two college aged children and enjoys hunting, hiking, shooting and all things outdoors.

Dr. Rob Cornelison

Director of International Ministries

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R Wayne Downing

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Christina Oakes

Prayer Coordinator / Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant, Christina Oakes answers phone calls, and makes courtesy calls letting people know when their Freedom Applications have arrived, as well as reminding them of their upcoming freedom appointments. In her role as Prayer Coordinator, she corresponds with the SFM international offices in Africa and India for both sharing and receiving praises and prayer requests. She also writes “Spiritual Vitamins!,” a weekly devotional and prayer list for SFM staff, volunteers, and prayer partners. Christina is also involved in her local congregation as one of the worship leaders, Bible study facilitator, and cantor.

Jodi Deroo

Ministry Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

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PART-Time Employees

Don Schaafsma

Accounting & Finance

Don provides oversight of the accounting and finance section of SFM. In addition to finance, Don focuses on server and database support for the ministry. His real love is in the one-on-one discipleship ministry.

Ben Benting

Accounting & Finance

Ben Benting has been a Set Free volunteer for about 3 years. He works in the accounting department at SFM, and enjoys participating in freedom appointments on a regular basis. “There is nothing quite like seeing a captive’s eyes opened to the power and truth of God’s word for the first time. The shackles that have been holding them for so long come off, and a whole new person is born.”

Ben has been married to his wife Erica for 12 years and is the father to 2 energetic boys, and 3 beautiful girls, ages 10 and under. He also serves as a deacon at Tree of Life Congregation in Comstock Park.

Jim Faber

Ministry Development

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