God is faithful.
While pursuing God's best in the local church, Erik Harvey was invited to become a deacon under Pastor Duane Vander Klok, who encouraged a heart for missions. There, he met and married his love, Johanna, at church, and began his family. Together, they had four children, Erikiah (who later married Pastor Joe Bevelacqua), Jonicah Joy (who later married Kevin Gerhardt), Christian, and Johniah (who later married Pastor Brian Cappiello).
Later, Erik was invited by Pastor Paul Ruzinsky at Resurrection Life Church - Newaygo (now Resonate Church) to become a children's, family, and missions pastor. He served as a pastor there for nearly 25 years.
After a long battle with breast cancer, Johanna went home to be with the
Lord. Though serving in ministry does not make you immune to the
obstacles of life - it does give you a front seat to becoming relatable
to those in your care.