Set Free Ministries Team
Here to serve you and fulfill God’s vision for our ministry.
Dean Vander Mey
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.
Director of Ministry Advancement
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.
Director of Warriors Set Free
Dr. Jeff Stam
Director of International Ministries
Bio goes here
R Wayne Downing
Director of Marketing & Communications
Wayne’s Profile here.
Prayer Coordinator / Administrative Assistant
Ministry Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Jodi’s profile here
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.
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 has been with Set Free Ministries since 2018. He has one of the hardest jobs at SFM. Yes, connecting the ministry with others who have a desire to pour into the lives of others. Jim was struck with leukemia in 2013. Wow, what an eye opener that was for Jim. Today, Jim has been fully-healed and since that time graciously allowed him to work for Him at Set Free Ministries. For Jim, it is all about Jesus, and he’s operating under completely new management! “(see 1 John 2:15-17, and you’ll understand). My new identity as “a child of God” is life changing!”
Jim has lived in Byron Center for 32 years with his wife, Lori. They’ve raised three children and now have seven grandchildren.