PRMI Board member Steve Geurink died Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, ending his battle with cancer and entering into glory with his savior, Jesus Christ.

Mary Sterenberg, member of the PRMI Board, reflects on this wonderful man we knew:

“Steve Geurink was a big teddy bear of a man. Under that big protective exterior was a gentle, sensitive, loving spirit. Steve was quick to shed a tear, was quick to help others in need, and quick to show others his deep love and passion for his family, and for his Lord Jesus Christ.

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Steve Geurink with his family at the Community of the Cross, Thanksgiving 2011

Steve was a man who lived to serve Jesus Christ, and did so in many different ways. He served through his work with Worldwide Christian schools, through his leadership at Friendship Chapel, through his leadership as Linda’s husband and Dad to Lisa, Grant, Victoria, and Glen. He was so proud of his kids.

 Steve Geurink and Bill Hopp building steps down to the river at the Community of the Cross
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Steve Geurink and Bill Hopp building steps down to the river at the Community of the Cross

Steve served PRMI as a board member, vice president, and track leader for the Grand Rapids Dunamis. Steve was often the one to lend a hand to help fix something at the Community of the Cross, or for many other people that he knew.  His exterior was big, but his heart was even bigger. Steve touched many lives and his memory and the effects of his work on this earth will continue on through the lives he has touched all over this globe.”

Steve always found practical ways to help at the COC
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Steve always found practical ways to help at the COC

PRMI staff will remember not only the many ways he served this ministry, but how much he cared about individual people. He always wanted to know how we were doing, how the Lord was working in our lives.

A notice about funeral arrangements included the following:

On Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM family and friends may visit at Friendship Chapel in Jenison (7754 28th Ave.) On Saturday there will be a commemorative service at 11:00 AM at Friendship Chapel for those who wish to remember and celebrate Steve’s life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Pastor Tom Swieringa will lead in this service.

If it would be meaningful to you, you may make a memorial contribution to either of these special ministries that meant a lot to Steve: Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International, or, Borculo Christian School for Tuition Assistance.

These memorials reflect Steve’s passion for Christian education, whether for young students or teaching about the work of the Holy Spirit. Many will miss his presence, his encouragement and his practical help, but we rejoice in knowing that his absence here means that he is now rejoicing with Jesus.

Steve was also an artist. He sent this picture to the PRMI staff with a note, "Water color painting of Ascension Point for you... I'm kind of new at this medium but thought you might like the image..."
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Steve was also and artist. He sent this picture to the PRMI staff with a note, “Water color painting of Ascension Point for you…I’m kind of new at this medium but thought you might like the image…”

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