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.


Joel S. Altena
Joel has accepted a call from Eastern Avenue CRC to serve as University Chaplain at LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

Israel Alvarado
ia019@calvinseminary.edu
(616) 446-2053

Ram S. Aryal
ra53787@gmail.com
(616) 819-0765

Seth Atsma
saa030@calvinseminary.edu
(360) 990-6376

Steven Berkenpas
steven.berkenpas@gmail.com
(778) 991-7444

Jonathan Bosma
Jon has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Bethel CRC in Zeeland, MI.

Christopher L. Bouma
Christopher has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Ideal Park CRC in Wyoming, MI.

Luke Carrig
lmc048@calvinseminary.edu
(616) 566-9469

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

John Cleveringa
John has accepted a call to Haven CRC in Zeeland, MI.

Dan Crapo
dc009@calvinseminary.edu
(612) 669-3697

Jason Douglas Crossen
Jason has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Agassiz CRC in Agassiz, BC.

Zack DeBruyne
Zack has been called by Trinity (St Catharines) to serve as campus pastor at Brock University.

Cara DeHaan
Cara has accepted a call to Faith CRC in Burlington, Ontario.

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

Abigail DeZeeuw
asd035@calvinseminary.edu
(231) 884-1114

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

Steven Dykstra
std058@calvinseminary.edu
(905)515-3850

Christopher Ganski
Chris will continue his ministry at City Reformed Church in Milwaukee, WI, as a commissioned pastor, until he completes his remaining requirements for candidacy.

Daniel J Gregory, Sr.
preachingit@gmail.com
(847) 989-9648

Benjamin Gresik
ben.gresik@gmail.com
(613) 483-6235

Nathan Groenewold
groenewold.nathan@gmail.com
(616) 635-8957

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

Aaron Gunsaulus
Aaron has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Newton CRC in Newton, IA.

John Kyu Hahn
qlosopher@gmail.com
(909) 569-8068

Cris Harper
harper.cristopher@gmail.com
(949) 680-7655

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

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

Libby Huizenga*
libbyhuizenga@gmail.com
(616) 485-0024

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

Mark A Janowski II
Mark has accepted a call to serve as Pastor or Discipleship and Youth at Community CRC of Roselawn in Roselawn, IN.

Daniel Joo
danieljoo44@gmail.com
(616) 264-4613

Seok Won Jung
Shaun (Seok Won) has accepted a call to continue his service as Minister of the Word at the Tapestry in Richmond, BC.

Kiseok Kang*
caleblai@gmail.com
(832) 298-2821

Jungseong (Samuel) Kim
Samuel Jungseong has accepted a call to serve as Young Adult Ministries Leader at Hahn-In CRC in Wyoming, MI.

Noah Kruis
Noah has accepted a call to serve as a National Organizer & Trainer with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, with Creston CRC in Grand Rapids, MI as his calling church.

Marcel Kuiper 
Marcel has accepted a call as Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Community Life at Fellowship Church in St. Thomas, ON.

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

Aaron Mamuyac
aaron@sunlightcc.org
(772) 321-2818

Anthony Matias
am0304@calvinseminary.edu
(201) 873-8287

Timothy J. McHugh*
tjm006@calvinseminary.edu
(973) 985-9307

Matthew Mulder
mpm003@calvinseminary.edu
(616)-886-3934

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

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

Shawn Richardson*
shawnrichardson559@gmail.com
(205) 703-3044

Janet Ryzebol
Janet has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Community at Covenant CRC in St Catharines, ON.

Courtney Saldivar
courtneynorah@gmail.com
(905) 818-8158

Kyle J. Sandison
kjs023@calvinseminary.edu
(616) 745-4313

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

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

Garrett Saul
Garrett has accepted a call to the Terra Ceia CRC in Pantego, NC.

Terence Schilstra*
terenceschilstra@gmail.com
(905) 359-4004

Ryan Schreider
Ryan was a candidate from 2008-2012, and was reinstated as a candidate by Synod 2019 — he is working out a call with his current home church, Grace GRC, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Mitchell Sheahan
Mitchell is being called and ordained by 2nd Byron CRC in Byron Center (Classis Grandville), and they will loan him to The Bridge (RCA) in Portage, MI in order to plant a new church in SW Michigan about 12-18 months from now.

Hilary Smith
hs097@calvinseminary.edu
(587) 589-3472

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

Loretta Stadt
Loretta has accepted a call as co-pastor at Avenue, a church plant out of mosaicHouse in Edmonton, AB.

Jaleesa Stanford
pastor.jaleesa.gold@gmail.com
(616) 250-7391

Brad Stolman
klv003@calvinseminary.edu
(231) 667-4146

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

Gale Tien
Gale Tien has accepted a call as Pastor of Discipleship at Messiah CRC in Hudsonville, MI. A classis examination is currently being planned, so Gale's name will remain on the candidate list until that is completed.

Rebecca Tjapkes
rlt083@calvinseminary.edu
(616) 843-1313

Kathy Vana
klv003@calvinseminary.edu
(231) 667-4146

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

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

Kristopher Walhof
Kristopher was a candidate from 2012 - 2016, and was reinstated as a candidate by Synod 2019 — he is working out a call with a mission agency in Africa.

Klaas Walhout
walhout.klaas@gmail.com
(616) 516-9636

Chad Werkhoven*
preacher1349@gmail.com
(509) 839-2423

William R. Whitt
wrw065@calvinseminary.edu
(772) 242-3386

Josiah Youngquist
Josiah has accepted a call by Boston Square CRC to serve on loan to Ebeneezer RCA in Oregon, IL.