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

Youth Director | Associate Pastor

Cory shepherds the youth of our church in their walk with the Lord. He is also responsible for overseeing the many other ministries of our church and aligning them with our vision of gathering community and growing in Christ. Cory is married to Jackie and they have three pretty neat kids: Hunter, Logan, and Dylan.


Lisa Matthysse

Music & Worship Coordinator

Lisa faithfully works behind the scenes by coordinating the worship selections, musicians, vocalists, and sound technicians each week to make our worship service spectacular. Lisa is married to Mike and they have three daugthers: Lorissa, Kylie, & Shelby. Lisa enjoys getting “camo’d up” with the family each fall, and enjoys snowmobiling in the winter. Go Blue!


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.


Eric Gladding

Youth Pastor | Worship Assistant

Eric works alongside Cory to lead the youth program. He is also one of our worship leaders at Cottonwood and works with Lisa to coordinate and plan each worship service. With his guitar in hock, Eric will light up the room with a song. Eric is married to Lauren and they serve in many ways at the church. For a great story, ask Eric about swimming in Lake Macatawa!