Candidates

See the list of prospective 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. They may be interviewed but may not accept a call until they complete their requirements).

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 profiles@crcna.org.

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

Patrick Anthony
Patrick has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word (Youth Pastor) for Escalon CRC in Escalon, California.

Josiah Bokma
Josiah has accepted a call to serve as chaplain at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.

Yoon Chul Choi
Languages: Korean, Spanish, and English
647-772-9649
ycc04@calvinseminary.edu

Laura de Jong
Laura has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word for Second CRC in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Darrell Delaney
Darrell has completed all his classis exam requirements and will now continue in his service as pastor at Madison Square CRC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His ordination has changed from Commissioned Pastor to Minister of the Word.

Mark DeVos
289-880-2699
devos.mark@gmail.com

Elisabeth De Vries
616-218-7909
eadv048@calvinseminary.edu

Brad Diekema
616-570-4771
bsd063@calvinseminary.edu

Kyle Dieleman
641-990-4575
kdielem2@calvinseminary.edu

Brian Dunn
Brian has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at First CRC in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Trent Elders
Trent has accepted a call as a chaplain and CPE supervisor in training at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His calling church is Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids.

Kendra Ettema
Kendra has accepted a call as chaplain at Genesys Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Her calling church is Imlay City CRC.

Kendall Everett
Kendall has accepted a call to serve as Campus Pastor to William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Tara Foreman
Tara has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Congregational Life and Discipleship at Bethany CRC in Muskegon, Michigan.

Richard France-Coe
616-352-6382
rwc2@calvin.edu

Joshua K. Friend
Josh has accepted a call to serve Evergreen Community CRC in Fort McMurray, AB, Canada, as Minister of the Word.

Cari Fydirchuk
Cari has accepted a call to serve Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church in Calgary, Alberta, as Pastor of Pastoral Care.

Tyler Greenway
616-240-5116
tsgreenway@gmail.com

Robert Gruessing
616-748-0493
rjg66@calvinseminary.edu

Laura Guichelaar-DeRuiter
616-648-6102
lag56@calvinseminary.edu

Ernesto J. Hernandez*
915-258-1310
ernestojosehdz@gmail.com

Ryan Hoekstra
Ryan has accepted a call to serve as Chaplain for Baruch Senior Ministries in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Grant Hofman
Grant has accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor of Youth for Spirit & Trust Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James Hollendoner
Jim has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Congregational Life/Associate Pastor for First CRC in Crown Point, Indiana.

Sarah Hoogendoorn
Sarah has accepted a call to serve as Chaplain at St. Cloud VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN, following her classis exam in May.

Jeff Hoos
616-990-8502
jeffhoos@gmail.com

Sarah Kim Hoos
312-972-3983
sarahkimhoos@gmail.com

Joseph Hwang
Languages: English and Korean
616-916-5346
joeaug@gmail.com

Eunjun Jeong
Eunjun has accepted a call to serve as associate pastor at Areumdawoon Church of Las Vegas, and has completed his ordination examination in Classis California South.

Rafik Kamel
Rafik has accepted to a call to serve Bethel CRC in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, as Minister of the Word.

Moses Kang
Moses has accepted a call to Hahn-In CRC of Wyoming, MI as Minster of Word to serve on loan to the Kingsway-Lambton United Church of Canada in Etobicoke, Ontario.

George Keulen
George has accepted a call to The Bridge Community Church in Langley, British Columbia.

Jungseong (Samuel) Kim
616-881-6297
jk026@calvinseminary.edu
ksamuel0520@gmail.com

Jonathan Kool
616-638-6662
jak053@calvinseminary.edu

Hannah Ryou Lee
616-304-9575
hjr071@calvinseminary.edu

Hope Lee
Hope has completed her classis examination and has been ordained as pastor on loan to New Gate Church in Denver, Colorado, with First CRC of Denver as calling church.

Sangmyung Samuel Lee
616-304-4443
smll0601@gmail.com

Sheryl Leisman
616-682-0440
sjleisman@comcast.net

Michael McGowan
Michael has accepted a call to serve at Trinity CRC in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Minister of the Word.

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap
Kyle has accepted a call to First CRC in Grand Rapids East to serve as a specialized minister in his role of Director Outreach with the Evangelical Environmental Network.

Cory Nederveld
Cory has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word for First CRC of Grand Haven, Michigan.

Fikre Norcha
616-334-6317
fikrehm@yahoo.com

Arek O’Connell
Arek has accepted a call to Hillside Community Church in Cutlerville, Michigan.

Katrina Olson
269-377-5643
katolson5318@gmail.com

Jennifer Palkowski
269-270-7742
jlp098@calvinseminary.edu

Ryan Taylor Pedde
Ryan has accepted a call to serve at Bethel Community CRC in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Kristen Pikaart*
505-722-2078
kjpikaart@yahoo.com

Allen Pontarelli
Allen has accepted a call from Calvary CRC to plant Southwest Community Church in southwest Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Marg Rekman
Margaret has accepted a call to serve Bethlehem CRC in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Janet Ryzebol
226-820-4162
jryzebol@outlook.com

Ivan Santoso
765-586-7896
ivan_k_s@yahoo.com

Bailey Sarver
641-780-8260
bbs073@calvinseminary.edu

Kurt C. Schaefer
Languages: English, German, and Hungarian
616-285-8189
schk@calvin.edu

Kelli Sexton
269-270-4284
kelli5686@sbcglobal.net

Eunchong Shin
David has accepted a call to be on loan to the Korean Central Church of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His calling church is Madison Square, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sharon Smith
616-452-9052
smithsharon.67@gmail.com

Juli Stuelpnagel
Juli has accepted a call to serve as chaplain at Covenant HealthCare through Community CRC in Saginaw, Michigan.

Ricardo Tavarez
Ricardo has recently completed his examination for ordination as a Minister of the Word, for the ministry he has been serving as a Commissioned Pastor in planting En Vivo Church with Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jason Terpstra
616-648-6871
jt079@calvinseminary.edu

Mark Van Andel
Mark has accepted a call for church planting work through Hesed Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, under the supervision of First Christian Reformed Church of Detroit.

Michelle VanDenBerg
Michelle has accepted a call as the Pastor of Congregational Life at Hope Fellowship CRC in Denver, Colorado.

Greg Vander Horn
Greg has accepted a call to serve as pastor of New Community Church in Newaygo, Michigan.

David van Eyk
519-358-3525
mrdavidvaneyk@gmail.com

Thomas Van Wyk
616-323-3613
tom@vanwyk.us

Nicole Veenkamp
Nicole has accepted a call to serve as Director of Worship at Hope Fellowship Church in Courtice, Ontario.

Femke Visser-Elenbaas
289-887-2201
visser.elenbaas@gmail.com

Beverly A. Weeks
616-691-8040
baweeks2@calvinseminary.edu

Michael Westerveld
Michael has accepted a call to serve Spring Lake CRC in Spring Lake, Michigan as Minister of the Word.

Brian White
Brian has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word for Seymour CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Joanna Wigboldy
Joanna has accepted a call from Sherman Street Christian Reformed Church to serve as Program Manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jianlou Xu
Jianlou (John) has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word for The Chinese Church of Iowa City in North Liberty, Iowa.

Cory Zuiderveen
Cody has accepted a call to serve as Church and Leadership Developer for Resonate Global Mission in Haiti. (His sending church is Hillcrest CRC in Hudsonville, Michigan).

Bradly Zwiers
616-560-3153
brad.zwiers@gmail.com