Prison and Reentry Ministry

Seymour is a “Healing Community / Station of Hope” Congregation

Seymour also welcomes and serves those being released from prison by helping them reintegrate into their families, society, and the church via endeavoring to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Please contact Chaplain Larry vanZee for more information. Phone 616 724 6125 or email


Resources for Returning Citizens


Christian Fellowship & Networking
  • Brother 2 Brother LIFEQUEST Urban Outreach Center – Thursdays at 9 AM @ 1055 Fisk SE

Approximately 100 men gather each Thursday from 9:00AM-10:15AM at the LIFEQUEST Urban Outreach Center for life-changing mediations delivered from a team of some of the most dynamic pastors in West Michigan.

  • CLEAR Oakdale Christian Reformed Church – Thursdays @ 961 Temple St. SE

The Coalition, Leadership, Education, Advice Rehabilitation (CLEAR) program meets every Thursday with former prisoners. The organization was formed to help ex-offenders stay out of prison and adapt to civilian life. Call Oakdale Church with any questions at 616.452.5764.


Temporary Housing & Employment Procurement




Recovery/Relapse Prevention
  • Community Recovery (616) 361-6014 ext. 111 or 118 – call to arrange transportation
    • Mondays at 6:30 PM: Community Care Center, 1975 Jefferson SE
    • Fridays at 6:30 PM: New Community Church, 2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE