Van and his wife Jan have been married for 45 years and have been serving in ministry for 32 years. Most of those years have been investing in pastoring Northwood Church in Gulfport, MS. Under their leadership Northwood has grown from 34 people to now serving 2000 in three locations. He now serves as Director of RELATE, a church-coaching network led by Pastors Randy and Rick Bezet. They are very passionate about helping pastors develop their dreams and impact their community.