Our Team

Jeff Van Putten
Lead Pastor

VanPutten1Jeff and his wife Mollie moved to the Cleveland area in 2010. Having grown up in Michigan, moving to Buckeye country was new territory for two Spartan fans, but they have learned to embrace the Greater Cleveland area. Jeff’s call to ministry came in 2004 after graduating from college with a business degree and spending a couple of years in the business world. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary-Michigan. Prior to planting Westside, Jeff served at two other churches in the area of missions and outreach. He loves golf and will play just about any other sport for fun. He also enjoys reading, traveling, and a great cup of coffee. Jeff and Mollie live in North Ridgeville with their two children.

If you would like to connect with Jeff, please e-mail him at jeff@westsidecommunities.com.

Kevin Hopkins
Elder

Kevin and Connie have lived in North Ridgeville since 2011. Both grew up in the Church, but went through seasons of life when they were not walking particularly closely with The Lord. They both ultimately found their need for a personal, individual relationship with The Savior, Jesus Christ. Kevin is a Family Medicine physician and administrative leader at the Cleveland Clinic. Connie, a former elementary school teacher, is blessed to be a “stay-at-home Mom,” and regularly volunteers at their children’s school. The Hopkins have three kids, Blake, Abby, and Cora, who attend Open Door Christian Schools (ODCS) in Elyria, where Kevin also serves on the School Board. Kevin and Connie enjoy traveling, sports, the old hymns of the faith, and spending time with family, friends, and neighbors.

If you would like to connect with Kevin, please e-mail him at hopkinskdcr@hotmail.com