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Our Mission
to you.

Serving in a consistent, honest and loving manner, while being an active representation of God, our families and community

A positive influence can have a significant impact on growth – from childhood to adulthood. Everyone has unique experiences and knowledge to share for the betterment of their community. For agents at Manna Insurance Group, their contribution lies within the insurance solutions issued for businesses, families, and individuals.

Our agency operates under the philosophy that it’s not only important to be there when something goes wrong, but also proactively game plan for future scenarios. Proper insurance coverage can decrease risk, secure finances, and provide peace of mind to the insured. Through reliable insurance services, we strive to create a lasting impact on the lives of our clients.

Our capabilities are extensive. With advanced software, we’re able to efficiently stay up-to-date on renewals as they arise. Service doesn’t end after a policy is developed. Instead, agents continuously monitor policies so information is accurate and rates are competitive.

Through our business endeavors and community service initiatives, we operate on a foundation of trust, service, and reliability. We look forward to building this influence for decades to come.

Community Involvement

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

When you refer a friend from July to December, Manna Insurance Group will donate $15 to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (the GSF) in support of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Multiple families in our community have been impacted by this #1 genetic killer of young children. It is our goal to bring awareness to this disease and play a part in finding a cure.

To learn more information please visit their website or donate directly.

Eagle’s Nest International in Guatemala

Every time you refer a friend to Manna Insurance Group from January to June, we will donate $15 to Eagle’s Nest International in Guatemala. Owner, Daniel Vander Kooi, leads a church group every January to help with the orphanage. The group spends their time playing and working with the kids. The volunteers also focus on fixing and cleaning the home. It is our goal to show love to these kids and remind them why they matter.

Please visit their website for more information or to directly sponsor a child.

Our Team

Daniel Vander Kooi

Daniel Vander Kooi

Husband | Dad to 3 awesome kids | Avid Mariners Fan | President!

360-922-0149 ext 200

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Daniel started his insurance career in 2010 after spending the prior 8 years as a Youth Pastor in Lynden, WA. Laid back, down to earth and someone who just simply does the right thing is a way people describe Daniel. Daniel loves spending time with his wife and three kids. You can often find him out in the yard playing whiffle ball with his kids or at a local school coaching Baseball. He is an avid Seattle sports fan with a deep-rooted love for “HIS” Seattle Mariners. He also spends a lot of time working with Eagles Nest International in Guatemala where he currently serves as the Board President. Eagles Nest is an orphanage, feeding center and school that serves over 300 children on a daily basis.

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” – Walter Gretzky

Adam Hoogerhyde

Adam Hoogerhyde

Husband & Father | Sports Enthusiast | General Manager!

360-922-0149 ext 201

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Adam began his career at Manna Insurance Group in January of 2016, and has been in insurance since 2013. He graduated from Central Washington University with an Accounting degree in 2012. In his spare time, Adam enjoys watching sports/movies, grilling/smoking, playing softball, Cornhole and going golfing. He loves to spend time with his wife, Stacey and his son, Jackson.

Ben Blankers

Ben Blankers

Husband | Father of 3 amazing kids | Group Medical Specialist!

360-922-0149 ext. 209

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Ben graduated from Central Washington University in 2002 with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Finance and started his insurance career in June 2003. In May 2005, he began his career as a Medical Insurance Specialist, and was excited for the opportunity to come alongside Manna Insurance in April of 2019. Ben enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, and their three children, Taryn, Kellen, and Talen. You can usually find him in a gym or on a field of some kind watching them play sports or in the dugout coaching. Ben is looking forward to the next chapter in his life and creating new relationships working at Manna, while maintaining the relationships he has established throughout the years.

Blake Witman

Blake Witman

Family Loving | Sports Obsessing | Insurance Agent!

360-922-0149 ext 208

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My greatest blessing is being a father to three incredible children, Kyla, Lucas, and Trey.  My passion is simply helping and serving people.  It is within this passion that I was a local associate pastor for twelve years.  My other passion is sports.  In the falls, you will find me roaming the sideline and practice fields at Lynden High School, where I have been an assistant football coach for thirteen years.  Above all, my identity however, is found in Jesus Christ, who saved me from myself, and pours grace and mercy on me each and every day.

Caleb Hazel

Caleb Hazel

Husband | Dad | Commercial Insurance Broker

360-220-2765

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Caleb has been in the insurance industry for almost a decade. He focuses on commercial accounts, and is always looking for ways to improve the client experience throughout the insurance process. Caleb spends his time out of the office outdoors; whether hunting, fishing, boating, or on the BBQ, you can typically find him off on an adventure with his wife and 3 boys.

Courtney Ketchum

Courtney Ketchum

Beloved | Lover of Dogs | Account Manager!

360-922-0149 ext 205

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Courtney started her insurance career with Manna in January 2019, while working at Woods Coffee. She values Jesus and enjoys serving little kiddos at Bellingham Christ the King on Sunday mornings. In her free time, Courtney enjoys exploring the outdoors, experiencing local coffee shops and breweries, chasing sunsets, and creating relationship within the community. She is also a craft junkie and has an eye for decor. Courtney can’t wait to serve you!

Jake Poag

Jake Poag

Commercial Broker | Avid Golfer

360-875-1127

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Jake is a commercial broker that specializes commercial insurance for a variety of different contractors. He is committed to being proactive and efficient with everyone that he works with.  He is a graduate of Grand Canyon University. Prior to insurance, Jake had worked as a Foreman for a painting company. This has allowed him have a better understanding of how contractors operate and the value of quick turnaround time. When he is not in the office you can find him on the golf course.

John Potter

John Potter

Husband | Father of 4 | Baseball Nerd | Greater Spokane & Coeur d' Alene Agent!

509-991-3878

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John is a graduate of Western Washington University and Spokane Falls Community College. He is a husband to Mandi and father to John, Keziah, Faith, and Eden. In his free time he enjoys watching, playing, and coaching sports. As a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Coordinator, John is passionate about helping others, and working with people to be free from the burden of debt. He enjoys teaching about the needs of insurance and helping businesses and individuals protect their assets. He is excited to see what God has in store for him in this chapter of life.

Julie Wester

Julie Wester

Wife | Mom to 3 amazing kids | Account Executive!

360-922-0149 ext 210

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Julie started with Manna and the insurance industry in October of 2017. Through her job at Manna, she enjoys being able to help people when the unfortunate happens.  Julie is married to her best friend Rick.  She has three amazing kids and one fur baby. She loves camping, gardening, cooking and entertaining family and friends at their home in Lynden.

Kailey Bovenkamp

Kailey Bovenkamp

Wife & Mamma | Gonzaga Basketball Fan | Chief Operations Officer!

360-922-0149 ext 202

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Kailey began her insurance career in May 2015, while receiving her degree in Business Administration with focuses in Marketing and Finance from Seattle Pacific University. Kailey’s favorite aspect of the job is being able to work with customers and businesses to make their insurance needs a simple and easy process. Kailey grew up in Lynden, where she met her husband, Ryan. They have 2 little boys, Griffin and Crew. In her free time, she loves being with family, attending Seahawks games, or any sporting event. She looks forward to growing deep, meaningful relationships within the community!

Kyle Boon

Kyle Boon

Husband | Father of 4 beautiful girls | Insurance Agent!

360-922-0149 ext 203

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Kyle began as an Insurance Agent in March of 2013. After graduating with a BA from Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC, Kyle was a middle school youth pastor for a local church and has since joined the insurance business to continue building meaningful relationships. In his free time, Kyle loves to date his wife Jennelle, spend time with his 4 daughters Makyla, Paysen, Jaelyn, & Madyn, and play golf occasionally. Kyle also loves to coach and invest time into the younger generation, challenging them to reach their full potential.

Kyle Roosendaal

Kyle Roosendaal

Husband | Daddy of 3 | Agent!

360-922-0149 ext 206

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Kyle started his insurance career in January 2016, after working in youth ministry, the service industry, and sales. He joined the Manna Team in December 2017. Kyle graduated from Lynden High School in 2000 and Trinity Western University (Langley BC) in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He and his wife Denica are the proud parents of Riggs, Zoey, and Quinn. They enjoy road trips, camping, spending time on the water with family and friends, and trying out local (and not so local) breweries and wineries. Kyle’s biggest desire is to help people protect what’s most important to them, and become friends in the process.

Leslie Van Weerdhuizen

Leslie Van Weerdhuizen

Wife & Mom | Personal Lines CSR!

360-922-0149

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Leslie is married to her high school sweetheart, Brett. Together they have 2 precious boys, Kaden and Preston. Leslie graduated from Whatcom CC with a degree in business administration and spent almost 10 years at Soccer City before joining Manna. Leslie loves to spend time with her family and friends outside enjoying God’s creation, camping, and baking on rainy days.

Macki Vander Veen

Macki Vander Veen

Jesus & family lover | GCU student | Current Intern

360-922-0149

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Macki graduated from Lynden Christian in 2018 and will graduate from Grand Canyon University in the spring of 2022 with a degree in Business Management. She loves hiking up by Mt. Baker and going out to Birch Bay to watch the sunsets. Some of Macki’s favorite things are listening to country music, roller blading through town, and hanging out with friends/family! She has spent her past working in the raspberries and waitressing. Jesus is her reason for everything, and she is thankful for her family who has set a solid foundation in her life. Macki is interning at Manna this summer and she is also helping manage LineDrive NorthWest batting cages. Macki can’t wait to meet you and serve her community.

Nate Bosman

Nate Bosman

Husband & Father | HS Coach | Sports Fan | Insurance Agent!

360-922-0149 ext 204

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Nate started with Manna Insurance Group in 2016, after being the Senior Estimator with Lynden Door since 2007. His primary goal with Manna is to come alongside others in the community to help and support them with their insurance needs. Nate enjoys spending time with his wife & three daughters Emma, Kyra & Audra. He also loves camping, BBQ’s, and getting together for sporting events with friends and family. He is also part of both the football and baseball programs at Lynden Christian High School and is grateful for the opportunity to coach, teach & mentor the next generation of young men.

Noah Rawls

Noah Rawls

Husband | Sports Fan | Coach | Insurance Agent!

360-922-0149

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Noah graduated from Bellevue College in 2018 with General AA degree and is excited to be an agent now with Manna. Noah has worked in sales and the restaurant industry the last 4 years. He is excited to take the knowledge he’s gained from his experiences with him and continue to add to it. Noah is looking forward to meeting and helping people and businesses with all their insurance needs. If Noah is not working, he can be found on the lake or mountain, golfing, coaching baseball, or spending time with his wife and friends.

Tana Fakkema

Tana Fakkema

Wife | Mom of 3 | Chief Financial Officer!

360-922-0149

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Tana started with Manna Insurance in January of 2016. She graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting in 2009. She began her career in the California Central Valley where she worked primarily in the Agriculture industry. After 5 years Tana and her husband Chad returned to their home town to raise their kids closer to family. Tana enjoys spending time with her husband and her 3 kids Bekkem, Kasen and Aviley. She enjoys traveling with her family and exploring God’s beauty in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys being part of this wonderful company and can’t wait to see what God has in store for the years to come.

News

Nationwide Financial's Top 20 2018

Nationwide Financial’s Top 20 2018

Manna Insurance Group has received the Deans List plaque for hitting Nationwide Financial’s Top 20 agencies in the nation for supporting clients and game planning any Long Term Care or family health needs. With service that go beyond just a policy, Manna Insurance Group has made customer service top priority for clients

 

Best of Lynden

Best of Lynden

3 Years Running: 2016, 2017, 2018

“We are so humbled. ‘Thank You’ isn’t enough. Here’s to 2019 and working hard to support you in every area that we can.”

'Catfight for Cancer’ returning for this week’s Lynden-LC games

‘Catfight for Cancer’ returning for this week’s Lynden-LC games

The “Catfight for Cancer” is back.

Source: Lynden Tribune

As the Lions and Lyncs battle for town bragging rights this week, the two rivals will once again be united for a cause far bigger than the game.

For the second straight year, Lynden and Lynden Christian have teamed to use the annual boys and girls basketball games between the two schools as a platform to recognize cancer’s impact on the Lynden community and to raise funds to fight it.

“It’s really cool to be a part of something that is so much bigger than the game of basketball,” said LC head coach Roger DeBoer, who helped begin the Catfight for Cancer last year. “It’s just such a testament to the Lynden community and their support of the cause.”

This year’s Catfight for Cancer will span two nights, with the boys game scheduled to tip off at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday and the girls game at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. Both games will be held at Lynden Christian High School.

Last year’s event took place at Jake Maberry Gymnasium, whose larger capacity allowed for the games to be played back-to-back on the same night.

The event will again feature a T-shirt fundraiser, which raised nearly $8,500 last year. Bob’s Burgers & Brew, Manna Insurance Group and Cloud 9 Sports have donated 600 hot-pink Catfight for Cancer T-shirts that will be for sale at the games — and at both high school main offices Wednesday through Friday — for a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will again go to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center.

Everyone attending the event is encouraged to wear hot pink to signify the town’s unified support in the fight against cancer.

As part of a special halftime ceremony at both the boys and girls games, honorary coaches — individuals who have been impacted by cancer and have a connection to the team — will be announced for each side, and their stories shared. Both teams will remain on the court during the ceremony.

With a particularly large crowd anticipated for the boys game on Thursday, ticket sales will begin at 3:30 p.m., at which time the doors to the gym will open. There will be no ticket presales.

In conjunction with the early gym opening is a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for fans who wish to arrive early and reserve their spot. A chicken basket dinner, prepared by Rose DeGroot at Fairway Café, will be available for $8. The dinner includes fried chicken, a baked potato, a cookie and a drink. All proceeds will go to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center.

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1720 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264 (google map)
MANNA INSURANCE GROUP, LLC
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Phone: 360-922-0149

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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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