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Candidates

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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. They may be interviewed but may not accept a call until they complete their requirements). All announced calls are, of course, contingent upon completion of a classis exam as stipulated in Church order Article 10.

Churches and ministries seeking to extend a call to a candidate are advised to determine visa status relative to country of citizenship and country of service. More complete profiles may be obtained by search committees by emailing [email protected].

Candidates who need to submit changes for this page may email them to Jill Stark.


Ram S. Aryal
(616) 819-0765
[email protected]

Namju Bae
Namju has accepted a call to serve as English Ministries Pastor at Yebron Korean CRC in Wheeling, IL.

Maria Beversluis
616-238-3749
[email protected]

David Bouma
847-542-0367
[email protected]

Richard Britton III 
Richard has accepted a call to serve as pastor at Trinity CRC in Fremont, MI.

Andrea Bult
Andrea has accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor at Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

Jaebok Choi
Jaebok has accepted a call to serve as Missional Pastor at Trinity CRC in Maryland Heights, MO.

Yoon Chul Choi
(647) 772-9649
[email protected]

Erik Delange
Erik has accepted a call to serve as pastor at Cornerstone CRC in Chilliwack, BC.

Elisabeth De Vries
Betsy has accepted a call to serve as the Interim Pastor of Preaching and Worship at Community CRC in Kitchener, ON.

Brad Diekema
(616) 570-4771
[email protected]

Steven Dykstra
(905)515-3850
[email protected]

Derek Ellens
Derek has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Ingersoll CRC in Ingersoll, ON.

Derek Elmi-Buursma
Derek has passed his classis exam and has accepted a call to serve as minister of the Word at Loop Church in Chicago, IL. This is a pastoral position he has been filling as a commissioned pastor.

Cary Gephart
Cary has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Cottage Grove CRC in South Holland, IL.

Benjamin Gresik
Benjamin has accepted a call to serve Holland Marsh CRC in Newmarket, ON.

Robert Gruessing
(616) 748-0493
[email protected]

Noelle Meggie Jacobs*
734-260-1440
[email protected]

Travis Jamieson
312-428-0579
[email protected]

Kelsi Jones
Kelsi has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Preaching and Connection at Grace Community Church and Jacob's Well Church Community in Evergreen Park, IL.

Kennedy Muli Kailiti
616-466-6773
[email protected]

Hyung Jun Kim
Hyung-Jun has accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor at New Westminster CRC in Burnaby, BC.

Jinsol Kim
312-536-2747
[email protected]

Jiyong Kim
734-355-1410
[email protected]

Seongjun Kim
Seongjun has accepted a call from Ann Arbor Hope CRC to serve as pastor to the Korean Presbyterian Church of Michigan.

Hannah Ryou Lee
(616) 304-9575
[email protected]

Jeff M. Liou
734-657-0207
[email protected]

Bryzon Wanjala Masiboh
231-683-0777
[email protected]

Dan Meyer
Daniel has accepted a call to serve as senior pastor at Edson-Peers CRC in Edson, AB. 

Loice Mueni Minito
616-337-3931
[email protected]

Matthew Mulder
(616)-886-3934
[email protected]

Katrina Olson
(269) 377-5643
[email protected]

Jeremy Oosterhouse
Jeremy has accepted a call to serve as Bible Teacher at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, IL. His calling church is Immanuel CRC in Burbank, IL.

Jennifer Palkowski
(269) 270-7742
[email protected]

Ahnna Ellie Cho Park
Ahnna Ellie Cho Park has accepted a call to be the Education Director Pastor at the Korean Christian Church in Denver, with the First CRC of Denver serving as her calling church.

Jennifer Rozema
Jennifer has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Discipleship and Care at Faith CRC in Holland, MI.

Courtney Saldivar
(905) 818-8158
[email protected]

Kyle J. Sandison
(616) 745-4313
[email protected]

Ivan Santoso
(765) 586-7896
[email protected]

Hannah G Saxton
616-820-4420
[email protected]

Nathaniel A Schmidt
616-954-5296
[email protected]

Jeremy Scripps
Jeremy has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Youth, Education, and Discipleship at Pine Grove Community Church in Howard City, MI.

Mike Slofstra
Mike has accepted a call to serve as Community Life Pastor at Sonlight Community CRC in Lynden, WA.

Sharon Smith
(616) 452-9052
[email protected]

Lynn Song
202-390-9732
[email protected]

Joshua Stammis
219-776-1883
[email protected]

Christopher Tibben*
616-406-5538
[email protected]

Rebecca Tjapkes
(616) 843-1313
[email protected]

Steven Vandyk 
Steve has accepted a call to serve Essex CRC in Essex, ON.

Thomas Van Wyk
(616) 323-3613
[email protected]

Femke Visser-Elenbaas
(289) 887-2201
[email protected]

Nathan Voss
630-815-8546
[email protected]

Chad Werkhoven
Chad has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Worthington CRC in Worthington, MN.

Cory B. Willson
Cory has been ordained in his position as professor of missions at Calvin Sminary. His calling church is Church of the Servant.