About us: Our Staff

Scott Jonkhoff

Executive Director

Scott is the visionary and founder of Next Step. He brings a background of experience in the private sector, and has turned this drive and business 'know-how' towards impacting the core of Grand Rapids. An important mixture of compassion, drive, hard work and leaning on Gods leading has equipped him to lead and to listen as Next Step moves forward

Jonathan Peerboom


Jonathan has been with the Next Step team for five years, and brings 12 years experience in home construction/rehab work and non-profit community development. He has a heart for the city, and for walking alongside those who are hurting and looking for a chance to work and make good choices.


Bill Pettinga


Starting in 1983, Bill was building custom homes. He was the designer and the general contractor for these homes. He worked on his own for a number of years, and also worked for a design build contractor. In 1999, his life took a turn, and he lost everything to his addiction to alcohol. This was a dark time, and lasted until 2007 when God reached in, and changed his heart with the message of the gospel. Bills involvement at Next Step is not a job, it is a calling. He brings not only extensive homebuilding and general contracting expertise, but a heart for those who are struggling with addiction, and looking for restoration.


Brice Snellink


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