Ben Van Arragon has served First Church as pastor since December, 2008. He holds degrees in psychology, counseling and theology, and is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Ben is passionate about helping people meet God and experience life transformation. In his work Ben connects the teachings of the Bible to everyday life; coaches people through transitions and difficult times; and leads worship services designed to facilitate dialogue with a God who is real and present.

When Ben is not studying, writing, and collaborating with members of First Church, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters, playing music, riding bikes, and reading just about anything.