Matt Palsrok


Our fearless leader: Pastor Matt is the primary preaching pastor at Cottonwood Church. He is our faithful voice and visionary, providing wisdom from the Word and care for the community. Pastor Matt is married to Connie. When he isn’t leading, you can find him jogging through the community or taking a dip in Maplewood lake.


Cory Nederveld

Associate Pastor (Youth & Leadership)

Pastor Cory has been at Cottonwood since 2006 and loves working with the youth. He spends the majority of his work time with middle school, high school, and college age students. He also preaches and works (along with the rest of the staff & congregation) towards helping Cottonwood and her ministries reach their full redemptive potential.

Much of Cory’s free time is devoted to his family. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jackie, since 2005.  They have 3 wonderful boys Logan, Hunter, and Dylan.  Cory enjoys competition of pretty much any kind (just ask the youth group students), movies, mountain biking, frisbee, Netflix, hiking, and spending time with family doing pretty much anything as long as they are together.


Eric Gladding

Music & Worship Coordinator

Eric faithfully works behind the scenes by coordinating the worship selections, musicians, vocalists, and sound technicians each week to make our worship service spectacular. Eric is married to Lauren who also sings and helps lead worship at Cottonwood. When Eric is not preparing for a service or playing his guitar you can find him on the golf course, the lake or on the hockey rink.


Sandy Jeltema

Administrative Assistant

Sandy takes care of all the details that help our church run smoothly. Some of her responsibilities include updating our prayer concerns, updating our church calendar and keeping our members informed through mailings, emails and the bulletin. Sandy is married to Bob Jeltema. They have 3 married children and 8 grandchildren.


Kathy Feenstra

Ministry Coordinator

Kathy is involved in making our ministries run efficiently. She helps with recruiting volunteers, assisting ministry leaders, overseeing the small group ministry, and assimilating new members. Kathy is a wife to Allen and mother of two. She spends most of her time caring for their children, Campbell (5) and Decklan (2).  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.