Skylight Quartet Bios
Robert Vander Leest
Robert is Skylight’s resident first tenor. He listens to many types of music, but really enjoys the special vocal blend in four-part harmony. Robert, along with his wife, Khela, and their 3 children, reside in Western Michigan where Robert owns and operates a successful computer graphics business.
Robert is an avid sportsman and enjoys basketball along with reading, spending time with his family, and singing all types of music! His love of music extends beyond Southern Gospel as he has sung with various praise teams and the Grand Rapids Singing Hims’ Men's Choir.
His prayer is to bring Gods message of hope and salvation through music to those who need to be lifted up and a message of salvation to those who might not know Christ.
Kurt Vander Loon
Kurt Vander Loon is Skylight’s bass vocalist. In his limited spare time he enjoys boating, hunting, and spending time with family. He has a long heritage in Southern Gospel music and attended the prestigious Steve Hurst School of Music. He is the owner of the Embroidery House in the Jenison, Michigan. Kurt has two adult children and resides in Zeeland, Michigan with his wife, Trish, who he calls his "Gift" from God.
Kurt considers it a privilege to share the gospel message on behalf of the Lord and enjoys the blessings received from worshipping with fellow believers. Kurt’s gift of encouraging others to use their God-given talents toward furthering the kingdom is a passion he takes very seriously in his everyday life and music.
My wife Kelly and I are the proud parents of 4 children and reside in West Olive, Michigan. I have been singing publicly for the past 18 years as a member of the Jackson, Michigan Chorale along with several church choirs as both a soloist and small group member. My hobbies include playing golf and completing a challenging puzzle. I also enjoy driving and singing has always been a passion. Kelly and I are the local owners and operators of the HomeTeam Inspection Service franchise serving Greater Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Lakeshore. Through the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, I became acquainted with Skylight, and have been granted this opportunity to serve and share my gift for the glory of God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mike has been with Skylight for the past four years as lead vocalist. He attended and studied music at Liberty University and has sung throughout the US and Canada for the past 48 years.
Mike loves all things sports, especially baseball and hunting. Like the rest of the Skylight guys, he puts a high priority on spending time with his four children and eight grandchildren. He and his wife Mariann reside in the Grand Rapids, Michigan.
His prayer is that the Skylight Quartet will continue to share God's message of love and hope to a world longing for peace and contentment in Jesus.