Village of Antwerp Council Members


Council President: Dean Rister

Dean is a lifelong resident of the village. He has been married to his wife Gayle for almost 30 years. He graduated from Antwerp High School in 1987 and attended Vantage Vocational School in his Junior and Senior years. Dean has worked in construction his entire life and has been an electrician for over 37 years. He and his wife built their own home in Antwerp in the early 2000s with a lot of help from friends and family. Dean ran for council with the hope of helping our community move forward in a forever changing future

Phone: 419.506.0517
Email: drister1@mediacombb.net

Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Council Member: Kenneth Reinhardt

Ken has been a resident of Antwerp for 60+ years. He is a graduate of AHS. Ken married Doris in 1958. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He retired from Navistar in 1987. Ken owned the Ice Cream Depot in Antwerp for 19 years. He was also on Village Council from 1991-2003 and again starting in 2011.

Phone: 419.506.1717 cell
Email: kenhreinhart@gmail.com

Term Expires: December 31, 2023

Council Member: Bryan Smith

Bryan is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from IPFW.

Since moving to Antwerp, Bryan has enjoyed volunteering his time around town. He has been involved in coaching his son’s soccer and baseball teams, volunteered at the school in the concessions stands and helped to raise funds for his daughters class along with other activities. He has also volunteered for events like the Turtle Trot 5k and the Fall Festival. Bryan is looking forward to being even more involved in the community moving forward.

Bryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is a sports fanatic that enjoys watching a variety of sports including the hometown Archers.

“A major factor in us moving to Antwerp was the school system. Since moving we’ve fallen in love with this community and all its amazing people! I’m looking forward to meeting and interacting with more of the residents and helping the village continue to grow in a positive direction!”

Phone: 260-414-0608
Email: 
antwerpbryan@gmail.com

Term Expires: December 31, 2023

Council Member: Jason Franks

Jason has been a resident of Antwerp for 18 years.  He and his wife Tiffany (Wyckoff) have 3 boys; Owen, Keegan (Gray-Wyckoff) and Jaxton (Leinbach).  

He graduated from Fairview High School in 1992, is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana and the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jason has worked in manufacturing for over 25 years in Production, Sales, Supply Chain and Engineering and is currently employed as an Industrial Engineer at North American Stamping Group in Paulding.  He has served as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for over 15 years. 

His hobbies include woodworking, camping, boating and watching football, hockey and auto racing.  

Jason comes to Village Council wanting to bring some new energy and fresh ideas to help Antwerp improve and grow.

Address: 212 Woodland Drive

Phone: 419-215-0668
email: jfranks4@yahoo.com

Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Council Member: Steve Jordan

Steve is a lifelong resident of Antwerp and a graduate from Antwerp High School. Steve is a retired tool and die maker. He has stayed active in the community, serving 26 years on the fire department, and 10 years as an EMT on the EMS squad.

In 2000, Steve got certified as a hunter education instructor and a certified instructor trainer.

Steve resides at 203 Buffalo Street with his wife Pam.

Steve is looking forward to serving our community and helping to keep it a great place to live and raise a family.

Phone:  419-506-0647
Email:  jordansteve1959@icloud.com

Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Council Member: Bryce Steiner

Bryce Steiner has been a resident of Antwerp since 2005 when he moved to the village from Indiana. He and his wife, Angel, have been married for 25 years. They have four grown children with two serving the country in the military, one working in Antwerp, and another at The Ohio State University. 

Bryce and Angel started the West Bend News in 2005 with fellow Antwerp residents, Steve and Sue Knapp. The newspaper has grown to include both sides of the state line to ensure that information and promotion takes place for the entire area. Along with the newspaper, West Bend Printing offers full service printing and signs that are manufactured locally in the Village of Antwerp.

Bryce is a member of Riverside Christian Church. He also serves on the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce to promote business in the community.

The platform that Bryce ran on in the 2021 election was transparency in the local government and encourages all people to participate by knowing exactly what is taking place in this village with their taxpayer dollars.

Term Expires: December 31, 2025