Our Team

  • Scott Bonestroo


    Scott has been the Senior Pastor at Alton Reformed Church since March 2012.  Scott and his wife, Krista, have four children - Karynna, Josiah, Micah, and Annika.

    In his free time, Scott enjoys attending the local high school events, hitting the racquetball court, reading different kinds of fiction and non-fiction books and watching a good movie.  He is a passionate supporter of all Duke University sports.  He also appreciates an ice cold Dr. Pepper.

    Pastor Scott's Life Verse is Romans 5:8.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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  • Chris Van Beek

    Family Ministries Director

    Chris has been serving at Alton Reformed Church since July 2013.  Chris and his wife, Sarah, have two children - Jaelynn and Spencer.

    Chris loves helping children and youth explore God's purpose for their lives.  When not at ARC, you might find Chris fishing, golfing, or camping with family and friends.  He's also known to be a big fan of ice cream!

    Chris' Life Verse is Psalm 139:1.  O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.

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  • Marijo Smit

    Administrative Assistant

    Marijo has been serving at Alton Reformed Church since 2017.  Marijo and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and seven grandkids.

    Marijo loves to read (often reading multiple books at one time!), cross stitch, and take road trips with her husband.  She's also loves to cook and try new recipes.

    Marijo's Life Verse is Philippians 4:13.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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