Candidates

Candidacy Committee

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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 Karlene.

Bernard Ayoola

Bernard has accepted an extended call to serve as the Director of African Resource Center in Brookside CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.

Amanda Bakale

Amanda has accepted a ministry position with World Renew. Her calling church is Waterloo CRC in Ontario, Canada.

Brad Bierma

Brad has accepted a call to be the Minister of Worship at Calvary CRC in Pella, Iowa.

Richard C. Boomsma

Rick has accepted a call to serve Calvin CRC in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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

Richard Braaksma

Contact:
403-797-4455
richlymade@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Regent College
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference Canada
No Preference US

Matthew D. Burns

Matthew has accepted the position of pastor of Palo Alto Christian Reformed Church in Palo Alto, California.

Yoon Chul Choi

Languages: Korean, Spanish, and English

Contact:
616-929-3349
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

Dan De Graff

Dan has accepted a call to be Minister of the Word for the congregations of Corsica CRC and Grace Reformed Church in Corsica, SD.

Douglas J. De Groot

Contact:
712-470-1039
djd23@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Sioux Falls Seminary
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
US Midwest
Rural (Country/Farming)

Cindy de Jong

Cindy has accepted a call to Lakeside Church, an emerging church in Ludington, Michigan.

Adrian de Lange

Adrian has accepted a call to New Life Church in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Nevada DeLapp

Languages: Reading proficiency in French and German

Contact:
616-443-4164
ndelapp9@calvinseminary.edu

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

Jonathan DeRuiter

Contact:
360-770-0458
jhd81@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Paul DeWeerd

Contact:
519-807-7620
pddeweerd@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Suburban
Town/Village

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

Woodrow P. Dixon

Woodrow has accepted a call from Jubilee Fellowship CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Jun Kyoung Eo

Languages: Korean, Napali, and English

Contact:
616-818-6477
ejk7036@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Acts Academy, Bangalore, India
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Preaching
World Missions
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada
Other Geographic Area: Nepal
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural
Specific Ethnic Community: Korean

Richard France-Coe

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

M.Div. Degree: Western Theological Seminary
Senior Pasto (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

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

Joseph Groeneveld

Joseph has accepted a call as a Minister of the Word at Williamsburg CRC in eastern Ontario in Canada.

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

Contact:
267-625-8975
pgclassic1@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
US West
US East
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Multi-Cultural

Byung Soo Han

Languages: Korean and English

Contact:
616-322-7932
bshan3@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div.Degree: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor of Education
Pastor of Preaching
World Missions
US West
US Midwest
Other Geographic Area: China and South Korea
Urban (Metropolis)
Urban (Inner City)

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

Katherine Hirschberg

Katherine has accepted a call to serve Mosaic Church in Fremont, MI.

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

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

Sang Jin

Contact:
213-268-9959
syj37@calvinseminary.edu

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

Daniel B. Jung

Contact:
916-990-5702
ddjjung@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

Contact:
708-813-0022
kamper1983@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Northern Baptist Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Lee Khang

Languages: Hmong and English

Contact:
616-719-7319
leekhang1@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor of (team)
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
US West
Canada West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Thomas Brent Kladder

Brent has accepted a call as a Pastor of Discipleship at the Ivanrest Church in Grandville, Michigan.

Joel Klingenberg

Joel has accepted a call from First CRC in Hanford, California to be their Pastor-Director of Youth and Family Ministries.

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

Jeremy Kreuze

Contact:
616-836-6039
jeremy@westendcrc.org

M.Div. Degree: Western Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
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

Contact:
616-589-2918
mel34@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 Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US
Rural (Country/Farming)
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

C. Gregg Lawson

Gregg has accepted a call to Bethany CRC, Bloomfield, Ontario.

Dae Jong Lee

Dae has accepted a call to be the Associate Pastor at Millbrook CRC in Grand Rapids, MI to serve as Youth Minister.

Contact:
571-425-8093
dae.j.lee@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Chaplaincy
No Preference in US
Multi-Cultural
Specific Ethnic Community: Korean

Ezra Lee

Languages: Korean and English

Contact:
616-530-7422
Godwithezra@hotmail.com

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

Samuel Lee

Languages: Korean and English

Contact:
778-885-4361
samuelylee74@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Regent College
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Outreach
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
US West
Canada West
Canada East
US East
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Multi-Cultural

Timothy Leferink*

Contact:
647-317-2529
tkleferink@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Tyndale Seminary
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
No Preference in Canada
Rural (Country/Farming)
Suburban
Town/Village

John C. Medendorp

Languages: English and Spanish

Contact:
616-666-9846
jcm86@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div.: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Co-pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Education
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
Home Missions
World Missions
No preference in US
No preference in Canada
Rural (Country/Farming)
Suburban
Town/Village
Urban (Metropolitan)
Urban (Inner City)
Multi-Cultural
Ethnic: Hispanic/Latino

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

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

Brady Mulder

Contact:
616-366-8041
bjmulder3@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Home Missions
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

Michael Nanninga

Michael has accepted a call from Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church of Chilliwack, British Columbia to be their Associate Pastor to Younger Members.

Brent Pollema

Contact:
616-249-8968
bpollem8@calvinseminary.edu

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

Matthew Postma

Matthew has accepted a call from Fuller Avenue CRC to serve in the specialized position of Chaplain at Calvin College.

David Reynolds

David has accepted a call to Hope Community Church in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Kyle Sanford

Kyle has accepted a call to First Christian Reformed Church in DeMotte, Indiana as Pastor of Worship and Discipleship.

Kurt C. Schaefer

Languages: English, German, and Hungarian

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

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary

Sarah Schreiber

Contact:
616-994-2997
ss033@calvinseminary.edu

M.Div. Degree: 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

Eunchong (David) Shin*

Contact:
503-504-3333
eunchong.shin@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Calvin Theological Seminary
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Youth
Co-Pastor
No Preference in US
Suburban
Multi-Cultural
Specific Ethnic Community: Korean-American

Jay Stringer

Contact:
206-465-8077
stringer.jay@gmail.com

M.Div. Degree: Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
Pastor of Education
Pastor of Congregational Care
US West
US East
Urban (Inner City)

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

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

Cory Van Sloten

Cory has accepted a call to Lebanon CRC of rural Sioux Center, Iowa. Lebanon CRC will also be my calling church for chaplaincy ministry in the Iowa Army National Guard.

Richard W. Visser

Rich has accepted a position at Ridgewood CRC, Jenison, MI, as their Family Based Ministry Director.

Dayna Joy Vreeken

Dayna has accepted a call as Associate Pastor at Woody Nook CRC in Lacombe, AB.

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

Douglas Wood

Contact:
616-538-9350 ext. 13
doug@gracebiblegrandville.org

Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Education
Sole Pastor
Pastor of Outreach
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
Rural (County/Farming)
Urban (Metropolis)
suburban
Urban (Inner City)
Town/Village

Albert Wu

Albert has accepted a call as an Associate Pastor at the Tapestry Church in Richmond, BC in Canada.

Luke Wynja

Contact:
712-261-1426
Lukewynja@cs.com

M.Div. Degree: Covenant Seminary
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
No Preference in Location
No Preference in Community Type

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

Andrew David Zylstra

Andrew has accepted a call to serve at First Oostburg CRC in Oostburg, WI.