About Us

About Us

Providing support and resources to those in need for over 20 years.

In the spring of 1996, the congregation at Gateway Community Church gathered around a vision to help feed and clothe those in crisis in Zeeland and surrounding townships.

The need was so great that Gateway Community Church needed relief and sought assistance from other area churches. In the fall of 1996, 10 additional area churches joined Gateway “to share, to bless, and to be available to those in need, with the desire that the Lord would receive all the glory through their giving.”

His Harvest Stand officially opened its doors on May 10, 1997, offering a food pantry, free clothing, and practical household goods. The ministry grew, becoming a 501(c)3 organization in 2003.

His Harvest Stand moved to City On A Hill in 2006 to expand and enhance the level of service provided. We added resource connection assistance to our repertoire, seeing the need to help people navigate through rivers of systems and processes to find the best way out of crisis. In 2016, we changed our name to Harvest Stand Ministries to reflect these expanded services.

We serve people who suddenly find themselves in crisis and those who lack the resources, connections, and relationships to escape poverty. We don’t define people by their situation or circumstances. We see them as children of God. Life is complicated, and we sometimes find ourselves in situations that require outside assistance.

We are a relationship-focused ministry. Those who interact with us experience grace, compassion, love, and mercy as we walk alongside them, supporting them as they journey from crisis to contributing to our world in meaningful ways. We are passionate about spreading and showing the love of Christ in all that we do.


Harvest Stand Ministries has helped my family both spiritually and physically. We needed spiritual help and they would pray with and for us. They have greatly helped us with food and household items. We have been blessed by this group.


When I lost my job, and my husband was on disability, it seemed like we had nowhere to turn. Someone told me about Harvest Stand Ministries and they have been a life saver. Providing us with food and clothing, we couldn't be more grateful.


Our Vision

In relationship with church and community, to provide Christ-centered support to individuals and families by meeting immediate needs and providing opportunities for self-sustaining life.

Our Mission

Harvest Stand Ministries exists to have a positive influence on the lives of people by responding to human need with the love of Christ.

Our Values

Continually seek God’s leading and direction, Realize the whole client, Honor donor stewardship and commitment, Maintain integrity and respect in all we do.

Our Team

Jordan Palladino
Executive Director
(616) 741-8250 Ext. 4

Cyndi Staat
Pantry Ministry Coordinator
(616) 741-8250 Ext. 5

Kimberlee Grose
Events and Outreach Coordinator
616-741-8250 Ext. 6

Debra Prins
Administrative Assistant
(616) 741-8250 Ext. 7

Board of Directors
Jared Ensing
Chuck Lucas
Kathy McCrath
Shawna Quinlan
Andy Spears
Christa Steenwyk
Amber Terhaar
Sue Zwyghuizen

Jeff Roon