Candidates

The following candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are declared eligible for call (however, those marked with an asterisk have not completed all candidacy requirements).

Candidates who need to submit changes for this page may send them by email to Chloe.

Andrea Baas

Contact:
616-214-6366
andrea.m.w.baas@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in Canada
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Nicholas Baas

Contact:
616-821-3874
n.christof.baas@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in Canada
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Hyeon (Tony) Bang

Contact:
1-778-551-1809
antonybang@yahoo.com

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Staff Ministry
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Chaplaincy
  -Pastor of Preaching
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Canada West
  -US Midwest
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian
  -Canada East
 -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Multi-Cultural
  -Specific Ethnic Community: multi-ethinic

Kevin Boss

Contact:
619-504-5383
kboss1@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference US
Suburban Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Jenna Brandsen

Contact:
616-610-4185
jenna.brandsen@westernsem.edu

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
  -Canada East
  -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Blake Ian Campbell

Blake has accepted a call to serve at Cascade CRC in Marysville, Washington.

Jeffrey Chang

Jeff has accepted a call to serve at Grace Christian Church in Staten Island, New York.

Yoon Chul Choi

Languages: Korean, Spanish, and English

Contact:
647-772-9649
ycc04@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Urban (Metropolis)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural
Specific Ethnic Community: Korean

Joshua Christoffels

Joshua has accepted a call to be the pastor of the Chandler Christian Reformed Church in Chandler, Minnesota.

Bryant DeKruyter

Bryant has accepted a call to serve as co-pastor at Woodlawn CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Douglas J. De Groot

Doug has accepted a call to serve at Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Nevada DeLapp

Nevada has accepted a call to serve at Calvin CRC in Le Mars, Iowa.

Kyle Dieleman

Contact:
641-990-4575
kdielem2@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village

Kendra Ettema

Contact:
810-358-4064
ken21ruth@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -US Midwest
  -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Multi-Cultural

Richard France-Coe

Contact:
616-281-6812
richard.francecoe@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Western Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Urban (Metropolis)
suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Shelby Gemmen

Shelby has accepted a call to be the pastor at Grant Reformed Church in Grant, Michigan.

Tyler Greenway

Contact:
616-240-5116
tsgreenway@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village

David Groen

Contact:
604-315-2521
dgroen@nwcrc.ca

Position Type:
  -Not available

Geographic Areas:
  -Not available

Community Type:
  -Not available

Robert Gruessing

Contact:
616-748-0493
rjg66@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Patrick N. Guarracino

Patrick has accepted a call to plant a church in Philadelphia, PA.

Gareth Harker

Contact:
519-267-3353
gpharker@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, ON
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village

Robert Hoekstra

Robert has accepted a call to serve at Hope CRC in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Darren Hoogendoorn*

Contact:
905-243-0509
hoogendoorndarren@gmail.com

Position Type
  -Staff Ministry
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas
  -Canada East

Community Type
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Ryan Hoogerbrugge

Contact:
226-627-8808
rhooger3@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Tyndale Seminary
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
Canada West
Canada Central
Canada East
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Jin Su Hwang

Contact:
516-395-4505
jsh23@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Staff Ministry
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -US Midwest
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian
  -US East
  -No Preference in Canada
  -Other Geographic Area: Possibly to extend CRC and its appropriate and practical theology in the land of Korea

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Multi-Cultural
  -Specific Ethnic Community: Asian American & others

Joseph Hwang

Languages: English and Korean

Contact:
616-916-5346
joeaug@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Edward Jiang

Contact:
412-999-9853
ed.jiang@ccic-iowa.org

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Multi-Cultural
  -Specific Ethnic Community: Chinese

Sang Jin

Sang has a call in process to serve as an English Ministry Pastor at Woori Bit Church in Yeonggwang, South Korea.

Daniel B. Jung

Contact:
916-990-5702
ddijung@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Erik William Kamp

Erik has accepted a call to serve as pastor of Faith Community Fellowship CRC in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Eric Kas

Contact:
616-299-2868
ekas4219@gmail.com

 Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Staff Ministry
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Lee Khang

Lee has accepted a call to serve at Lao Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan.

Yongwan Kim

Contact:
347-537-8317
dyddhks77@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Staff Ministry
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Canada West
  -US Midwest
  -Canada Central
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian
  -Canada East
  -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Michelle Joy Kool

Languages: English and French (not fluent)

Contact:
780-418-4342
MichelleKool@shaw.ca

M.Div. Degree: Taylor Seminary
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
Canada West
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Victor Laarman

Contact:
289-396-3642
vlaarman@gmail.com

M.Div., Degree: Tyndale Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Home Missons
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Mark Langenbach

Mark has a call in process to serve as pastor of Lakeview Christian Reformed Church in Valentine, Nebraska.

Kristy Manion

Kristy has accepted a call at Madison Square CRC to serve with Gordon Food Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Elaine May

Elaine has accepted a call to serve at Mayfair CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Daniel Meyer

Contact:
604-317-4676
danmeijer@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Regent College
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
Canada West
Canada East
No Preference in US
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Dena Meyerink

Contact:
616-914-4200
der245@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
World Missions
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Janina Mobach

Contact:
778-938-0937
janina.mobach@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Canada West

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Mark Mohrlang

Mark has accepted a call to serve as co-pastor at Sanctuary CRC in Seattle, Washington.

Karis Mpindi

Contact:
616-826-2827
km017@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Preaching
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in Canada
  -No Preference in US
  -Other Geographic Area: Europe

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Suburban
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Cornelius Muasa

Languages: English, Kikamba, and Swahili

Contact:
616-308-9024
nealmuasa@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Joseph Nasvytis

Joe has accepted a call to serve at Living Faith Community Church in San Diego, California.

Jacob Porter

Jake has accepted a call to serve at Hamilton CRC in Hamilton, Michigan.

Christina Rea

Contact:
574-271-7875
christina.brinks.rea@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Not available

Geographical Areas:
  -Not available

Community Type:
  -Not available

Barbara Sanders

Contact:
616-340-5986
barbsanders82@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas:
  -Other Geographic Area: West Michigan

Community Type:
  -Suburban

Kurt C. Schaefer

Languages: English, German, and Hungarian

Contact:
616-285-8189
schk@calvin.edu

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary

Paula Seales

Contact:
616-485-0402
pseales2000@yahoo.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in US
Multi-Cultural

Hannah Smele

Contact:
616-375-7563
hrs027@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -Canada West
  -Canada Central
  -Other Geographic Area: British Columbia, Ontario

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Multi-Cultural
  -Specific Ethnic Community: Arab, African

Juli Stuelpnagel

Contact:
616-648-9546
jstuelp6@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congreagational Care
Chaplaincy
World Missions
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Jason Terpstra*

Contact:
616-648-6871
jt079@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Staff Ministry
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultura

Mary L. VandenBerg

Mary intends to continue in her position of Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Jeremy Vandermeer

Jeremy has accepted a call to serve as the lead pastor at Centrepointe Community CRC in Edmonton, Alberta.

Kevin VanderVeen

Kevin has accepted a call to be the Pastor of Community at Covenant CRC of St. Catherines, Ontario.

Mark VanderWerf

Contact:
616-240-7972
mvanderwerf@grcs.org

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Education
  -Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)

Philip VanderWindt

Philip has accepted a call to serve at Alamosa CRC in Alamosa, Colorado.

David van Eyk

Contact:
519-358-3525
mrdavidvaneyk@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Sole Pastor

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in Canada
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Not available

Chad Van Ginkel

Chad has accepted a call to serve at Faith CRC in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Charles Van Hoffen

Contact:
616-309-5944
cwvh052@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Co-Pastor
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in Canada

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Suburban
  -Town/Village

Corey Van Huizen

Contact:
616-647-7142
cv096@calvinseminary.edu

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -Canada West
  -Canada Central
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian
  -Canada East
  -US East

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village

Lesli van Milligen

Languages: English and Spanish

Contact:
519-265-3979
Leslilynne@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Fuller Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village

Ben vanStraten

Ben accepted a call to serve at Jennings Creed CRC in Lindsey, Ontario.

Scott Van Voorst

Scott has accepted a call to serve as the lead pastor of Ada CRC in Ada, Michigan.

Adam Veenstra

Contact:
613-532-9311 (Canada)
616-309-6669 (US)
adam_veenstra@hotmail.com

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Pastor of Education
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Staff Ministry
  -Pastor of Youth
  -Co-Pastor
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy
  -Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas:
  -Canada West
  -Canada Central
  -Canada East
  -No Preference in Canada

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Suburban
  -Town/Village

Richard W. Visser

Rich has accepted a call to serve as Family Based Ministries Director at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison, Michigan.

Jesse Lee Walhof*

Contact:
712-540-8487
jsswalhof@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Senior Pastor (of team)
  -Sole Pastor
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Pastor of Preaching
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -US West
  -US Midwest
  -Illinois/Indiana/Michian
  -US East
  -No Preference in Canada

Community Type:
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Multi-Cultural

Kristopher Walhof

Contact:
616-432-1119
kristoph6@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Regent College
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
World Missions
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Beverly A. Weeks

Contact:
616-691-8040
baweeks2@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
Illinois/Indiana, Michigan
Other Geographic Area: Up to 5 hour driving time
from Belding, MI
Rural (Country/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Perrin Werner

Perrin has accepted a call from Grace Church in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

Rhonda Workman

Contact:
616-648-7402
r2work@gmail.com

Position Type:
  -Pastor of Outreach
  -Staff Ministry
  -Home Missions
  -Pastor of Congregational Care
  -Chaplaincy
  -World Missions

Geographic Areas:
  -No Preference in US

Community Type:
  -Rural (Country/Farming)
  -Urban (Metropolis)
  -Suburban
  -Urban (Inner City)
  -Town/Village
  -Multi-Cultural

Leo Yoon

Languages: Korean and English

Contact:
718-619-9755
yoonleo@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Westminster Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
World Missions
US West
US East
Urban (Metropolis)
Urban (Inner City)
Multi-Cultural

David Zigterman

David accepted a call to serve at Emden CRC in Renville, Minnesota.