Get to know the Second Congregational UCC Church staff

Pastor David Alicea 

Pastor David has devoted his entire 37 years of ministerial service to church growth and leadership development and we are trully blessed to have him and his wife Mayra as a part of the Second Church family.  


Phone:  (616) 361-2629 x 102

Mary Harrison

Mary Harrison

Grew up in this church, and started as church secretary in 2000.  As  Secretary of 2nd Church Mary is a wealth of knowledge and is an integral part of the life of 2nd Church.  Mary also loves to camp and participate in dog agility.


Phone: (616) 361-2629 x106

Bill Bode

Bill Bode is our Director of Children’s Ministries.  Bill is a passionate advocate for children and loves to share stories of character and faith found in history books, but rarely heard about in school.  Bill loves to read, mostly history.  


Phone:  (616) 361-2629 x 103

Justin Rito

 Justin Rito is our Director of Music Ministries.  Justin Rito is a composer and pianist from Grand Rapids who is interested in the many ways that music can play a part in worship and daily life. Justin enjoys spending time with his wife Erika and their puppy Arvo, reading, running, and rooting for the Detroit Tigers.


Phone:  (616) 361-2629 x 104

Shelley Plambeck

Shelley Plambeck is our Church Treasurer.  When not working, Shelley likes to run races, triathlons and loves to garden.