Welcome Jay!

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Riemersma as Interim Executive Director of Gateway Mission. 

Jay’s professional career began over 25 years ago when he was drafted into the NFL as a seventh-round pick with the Buffalo Bills. After an injury ended his 9-year career, he began working as a Regional Director of Development for Family Research Council (FRC), a national public policy organization committed to advancing faith, family, and freedom. Jay completed his tenure with FRC as Senior Director of Development. 

Jay first experienced the transformational work of missions as the spokesperson for Buffalo City Mission.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to follow Darryl’s leadership and legacy at Gateway Mission. We have so many neighbors that desperately need to find hope, healing and new life in Jesus Christ!”

Jay, resides in Holland with his wife Cara and their three children, Sophie, Trip, and Nick. They are active members of Parkside Bible Church in Holland.