meet our Board of Directors

John Roelse


John and his wife Amy have been involved at Pine Ridge for many years, beginning with Amy working as a volunteer in the kitchen and eventually serving many years as the summer Health Officer. John is a retired marine working in sales currently. They attend regularly at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church.

Laurie DeLong

Vice Chair

Laurie and her husband John are parents to three children and attend Ada Bible Church.

Jim Smith


Jim and his wife Judy have four adult children and many grand children. Jim and Judy have a long heritage at Pine Ridge beginning with Judy's mother, Gert Grifhorst, being involved back in the early years of Jack & Jill. In the late 70's, Jim and Judy began working at Pine Ridge as life guards and activity directors. Now, Jim is a retired school teacher having served at Allendale Public Schools.

Nate Jessee



Nate and his wife Jen have four children, Alyssa, Mackenzie, Nicholas & Brooklyn and love serving at Pine Ridge. Nate is a teacher at Godwin Heights Public Schools and teaches 5th grade. He loves to help Pine Ridge during the summer as a water sports instructor. Jen is an RN at Saint Mary's and she loves to help as the camp nurse when she is able.  

 Kim Mouw