Staff and Volunteers

Moriah Ministries Staff

15732178_561922726327_9209824353796944669_oJamie Balcom is a Kuyper College grad married to his sweetheart, Stacy (Brouwer.)   Jamie jumped on board with us serving students through Supersonic and providing a presence at Laker events, serving well with his many talents and caring heart. Jamie is the proud Daddy of Atarah Grace, he is youth pastor and sports director at Spring Valley Church in Allendale, he has mad EMT skills, Jamie is actively involved with the Sparta Rodeo and he still works hard on his family farm. We are thankful for all the ways God uses him!

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Anthony Adams is on the leadership team for Supersonic. He has served with us there for the past six seasons.  Anthony has also traveled and worked on and with our SERVE teams.  As a GVSU grad, Anthony is uniquely prepared and equipped to serve students in a powerful way. Anthony is also a product of this ministry, entering in with us as a SERVE team member and then growing into all the areas he serves with us. We appreciate how God developed and designed our leadership team.  

IMG_7400Rachel Postma serves in two key areas – ministry and administrative.  She has been a tremendous blessing this past year as she trained as our Supersonic Coordinator and our SERVE Coordinator and she nailed it!  We are so thankful for her organization and ministry skills – a rare combo but she has it!  This season Rachel will be managing and ministering with Supersonic and SERVE Birmingham.  She is Mom Val’s right hand assistant for CareLinc Classic and much more!

Valerie McDaniel (a.k.a. Mom Val) serves alongside Chap Andy assisting with all things administrative.  She is our website creator, social media manager, she assists Chap with ministry development, Val is our CareLinc Classic coordinator and she oversees our communications and organizational needs. As Chap’s wife, she has been part of his ministry story for the past 34 years.  She is “Mom Val” to many GVSU students as well as “Mom” to three amazing McDaniel kiddos and 2 of the best sons-in-law around and she loves being “Grammy” to 4 beautiful tiny people!

M5D_1534Chap Andy McDaniel – Executive Director  Under Andy’s leadership, Moriah Ministries is a vibrant growing ministry, influencing countless students at Grand Valley State University.  Andy developed and directs our monthly Supersonic outreach, touching the lives of hundreds of students at GVSU.  Supersonic is changing the lives of students who never would have considered faith as a priority during their college careers.  Andy directs, trains and oversees all staff and volunteers involved in Moriah Ministries. Andy also developed the annual Moriah Golf Classic, helping to provide a firm financial base for the ministry.

Each year Andy leads GVSU students on service project trips to serve both around the world and right here in the US. Teams have served in the Dominican Republic, offered tornado relief in Tuscaloosa, AL, traveled to China serving orphans with Bring Me Hope, served Nashville, TN providing flood relief and Homestead, Florida twice serving an urban kids ministry called KIX. He also brought a team to serve Appalachia in Asheville, North Carolina.  Andy leads student service teams providing needed services to camps right here in Michigan as well including Camp Roger, Grace Youth Camp, Young Life’s Timber Wolf Lake and Camp Mel Trotter.

Chap Andy, Mom Val, Rachel, Jamie and Anthony are…

Opening doors and serving students and staff at Grand Valley State University.

Thanks for supporting them with your prayers and for providing them with a solid financial foundation.

Moriah Ministries welcomes Volunteers at many levels!

Moriah volunteers have a great time with our students and your options for service are endless!  Contact us today (using the form below) with your volunteer interest area and we will put you to work!

We have faithful volunteers who:

fix food for our student gatherings

serve as musicians for Supersonic

provide us with technology expertise

label our mailing envelopes

provide home-cooked meals to injured or ill students

serve as our Board of Trustees

photograph our events

clean up or set up for Supersonic

help us process mailings

do the shopping for our events

serve on our golf committee

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*All Staff and Volunteer positions require training. All staff and volunteers have an application process to complete.

*Potential Board of Trustees members have a Board of Trustees interview process to complete and must be approved by a vote by the Board of Trustees.

* Being on Staff requires one year of on-the-job training as well as the ability to provide 24/7 accessibility to the students being served.