Our Team

Our staff is comprised of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences drawn together by a common mission, to help people to live abundant lives.

Our resident aides are the men and women who are the backbone of Harbor House Ministries. With more than eighty-five direct care supporters, we are fortunate to work with amazing people. Here are just a few of their stories.

Out administrative staff is dedicated to our mission of providing opportunities to live abundantly. Meet our administrators.

Peggy Driesenga
Executive Director
Peggy has a background in marketing, public relations and broadcast journalism. She has been with Harbor House Ministries since 2005 as the Community Relations Director where she worked in development, accreditation and compliance. In March of 2020, Peggy became the Executive Director at Harbor House Ministries.
Renee Veltema
Finance Manager
Renee has a background in accounting and has been with Harbor House since it was just an idea. She has served on the board, as the Administrative Assistant, and became the Executive Director in 2013 and served in that role until February, 2020. In 2020, Renee decided that finance is the work she most enjoys. She became the Finance Manager in February of 2020.
Julie Mesman
Human Resources Manager
Julie has worked in the human resources field since 2011. She joined the Harbor House Ministries team in 2020 and serves as the Human Resource Manager, Hiring Manager, and Compliance Officer. She also oversees the scheduling department.
Lynden Riddering, RN
Clinical Director