Board of Directors


Ephphatha Reformation



Harold Aardsma, President

A tradesman from Oak Lawn, Illinois, Harold has served as an Elder at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Burbank, Illinois.  Harold’s love for Christ and the Reformed faith makes him a devoted student of God’s Word.  He teaches adult-level courses for his church and also preaches in several nursing home venues.  Harold and his wife Joan are parents to three children, Sarah, a graduate of Elim Christian School; Meghan, a student at Dordt College; and Matthew, a home educated, high school student.


Herm Van Den Hul, Treasurer

Herm is a businessman and owner of Van Den Hul Asset Management in Sioux Center, Iowa.  He and his wife Dawn have two married daughters, Jennifer, married to Nate Frens, and Erika, married to John Hoogeveen.  They are proud grandparents to five grandchildren.  Herm has served as an Elder at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Sioux Center, Iowa, and has travelled as far as India in his love for Christ and his desire to further the Gospel.


Stephen Rhoda, Vice President/Secretary

Steve has served twenty years in pastoral ministry and is now Director of Ministry for Ephphatha Reformation Ministries and pastor of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church in Prairie View, Illinois.  He has filled pulpits and done interim ministry throughout the Reformed church, including congregations in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Orthodox Presbyterian Church, United Reformed Churches, and the Christian Reformed Church.  Steve’s wife Mary is a masters-level educator and has taught at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  They have three children, Jacob, Philip and Abigail.