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.

Christopher Allen

Chris has accepted a call to serve as lead pastor at ClearView CRC in Oakville, Ontario.

Andrea and Nicholas Baas

Nicholas and Andrea have accepted a call to serve as co-pastors at John Calvin CRC in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Yohanes Budhi

Yohanes has accepted a call from Woodlawn CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve at Reformed Theological Seminary in Indonesia.

Andrew Carlson

Andy has accepted a call from Sanctuary CRC in Seattle, Washington to serve as Minister of the Word at Awake Church.

ZhiGang Chen

ZhiGang has accepted a call from Woodlawn CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve at Christian Leaders Institute.

Scott Chiang

Scott has accepted a call to serve at a ministry called "Pioneers", and the Chinese Church in Iowa City, Iowa is his calling church.

Yoon Chul Choi

Languages: Korean, Spanish, and English

Contact
647-772-9649
[email protected]

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

Darrell Delaney*

Contact
616.204.0736
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Daniel De Vries

Daniel has accepted a call from Middleville CRC in Middleville, Michigan to serve as co-pastor at Drayton Reformed Church in Drayton, Ontario.

Elisabeth De Vries

Contact
616-218-7909
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

Community Type
Suburban
Town/Village
Urban (Metropolis)

Willem de Vries

Willem has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Ebenezer CRC in Jarvis, Ontario.

Kyle Dieleman

Contact
641-990-4575
[email protected]

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

Trent Elders

Contact
616-856-6913
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Outreach
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Kendra Ettema

Contact
810-358-4064
[email protected]

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

Kendall Everett

Contact
973-202-7934
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Youth

Geographic Areas
US East

Community Type
Suburban
Town/Village
Multi-Cultural

Tara Foreman

Contact
231-329-5741
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Tyler Greenway

Contact
616-240-5116
[email protected]

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

Robert Gruessing

Contact
616-748-0493
[email protected]

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

Laura Guichelaar-DeRuiter

Contact
616-648-6102
[email protected]

Position Type
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Outreach

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada

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

Lloyd Hemstreet

Lloyd has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Coopersville CRC in Coopersville, Michigan.

Drew Hoekema

Drew has accepted a call to serve at Platte CRC in Platte, South Dakota.

Brian Hofman

Brian has accepted a call to serve as pastor at Kanawha CRC in Kanawha, Iowa.

Grant Hofman

Contact
616-745-7407
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Education
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
Home Missions
World Missions

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada

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

Darren Hoogendoorn

Darren has accepted a call to serve at Hebron Church in Whitby, Ontario.

Sarah Hoogendoorn

Contact
605-370-1790
[email protected]

Position Type
Pastor of Education
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Congregational Care
Chaplaincy
Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas
US Midwest

Community Type
Urban (Metropolis)
Suburban
Town/Village

Ryan Hoogerbrugge

Ryan has accepted a call to the La Glace CRC in La Glace, Alberta. He hopes to be examined at their next classis meeting.

Joseph Hwang

Languages: English and Korean

Contact
616-916-5346
[email protected]

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

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

Kyong Won Jung

Kyong Won has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Grace Church in Orlando, Florida.

Matthew Kaemingk

Matthew has accepted a call from Sanctuary CRC to teach at Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, Washington.

Moses Kang

Contact
201-477-8089
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Youth
World Missions

Geographic Areas
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US
US East
Canada East

Community Type
Suburban
Urban (Metropolis)
Multi-Cultural

Eric Kas

Eric has accepted a call from Oakdale Park CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve as Minister of the Word for a new church plant ministry in Southeast Grand Rapids.

Nathan Klingenberg

Nate has accepted a call to serve as Youth Pastor of Calvary CRC in Pella, Iowa.

Timothy Kooiman

Timothy has accepted a call to serve at Delavan CRC in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Jonathan Kool

Contact
616-638-6662
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Preaching
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas:
US West
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

Community Type
Suburban
Town/Village
Urban (Metropolis)

Michelle Joy Kool

Michelle has accepted a call to serve at Covenant CRC in Edmonton, Alberta as their interim pastor for 2 years.

Brenda Kronemeijer-Heyink

Brenda has accepted a call to continue to serve as pastor at Campus Edge Fellowship at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Victor Laarman

Victor has accepted a call to serve at Collingwood CRC in Ontario, Canada.

Sangmyung Samuel Lee

Contact
616-304-4443
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US
No Preference in Canada
Open to other countries as well

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

Sheryl Leisman

Contact
616-682-0440
[email protected]

Position Type
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas
West Michigan

Community Type
No Preference

Benjamin McKnight

Benjamin has accepted a call to serve at Grant CRC in Grant, Michigan.

Hee (Brian) Na

Brian has accepted a call to serve at Grace Community Chapel of NJ in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Katrina Olson

Contact
269-377-5643
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada

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

Jennifer Palkowski

Contact
269-270-7742
[email protected]

Position Type
Staff Ministry
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Outreach
Pastor of Youth
World Missions

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US
Canada West
Canada Central
Canada East,
London, Ontario

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

Jesse Pals

Jesse has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at the Tapestry Church in Richmond, British Columbia.

Matthew Pearce

Contact
616-204-0983
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Kristen Pikaart*

Contact
505-722-2078
[email protected]

Position Type
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas
US West

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

Joella Ranaivoson

Joella has accepted a call to serve as Associate Chaplain of Upperclass Students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Peter Rockhold

Peter has accepted a call to serve at New Life Fellowship CRC in Red Deer, Alberta.

Hendrick Roeda

Rick has accepted a call to serve as pastor of Burdett CRC in Alberta, Canada.

Barbara Sanders

Barb has accepted a call to continue to serve as Pastor of Discipleship and Education at Fellowship CRC in Grandville, Michigan.

Ivan Santoso*

Contact
765-586-7896
[email protected]

Position Type
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Preaching
Pastor of Education

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada

Community Type
Suburban
Urban (Metropolis)
College Town

Kurt C. Schaefer

Languages: English, German, and Hungarian

Contact
616-285-8189
[email protected]

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary

Kelli Sexton

Contact
269-270-4284
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Education

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US
No Preference in Canada

Community Type
Suburban
Town/Village
Urban (Metropolis)

Hannah Smele

Hannah has accepted a position with Christian Reformed World Missions.

Sharon Smith

Contact
616-452-9052
[email protected]

Position Type
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Outreach
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Juli Stuelpnagel

Contact
616-648-9546
[email protected]

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

Samuel Sutter*

Contact
631-804-3001
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Pastor of Preaching

Geographic Areas
US East

Community Type
Suburban
Town/Village
Urban (Inner City)

Brian Tarpy

Brian has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Stephenville CRC in Stephenville, Texas.

Ricardo Tavarez*

Contact
616-634-8581
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Sole Pastor
Home Missions

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US
Canada West
Canada Central
Canada East

Community Type
Urban (Metropolis)
Urban (Inner City)
Multi-Cultural
Bilingual (Spanish & English)

Jason Terpstra

Contact
616-648-6871
[email protected]

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

Arianna Tolsma

Arianna has accepted a call from Calvin CRC to serve at Pine Rest as a Chaplain Resident in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

David van Eyk

Contact
519-358-3525
[email protected]

Position Type
Sole Pastor

Geographic Areas
No Preference in Canada
No Preference in US

Community Type
Not available

Jacob Van Steenwyk

Jacob has withdrawn from the CRC Candidacy process and has accepted a call in an RCA congregation.

Thomas Van Wyk

Contact
616-323-3613
[email protected]

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

Geographic Areas
US West
US Midwest
Illinois/Indiana/Michigan, US

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

Jesse Lee Walhof

Jesse Lee has accepted a call to serve at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

Kristopher Walhof

Contact
616-432-1119
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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

Rhonda Workman

Rhonda has accepted a call from Ann Arbor CRC to serve as a staff chaplain at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia.

Bradly Zwiers

Contact
616-560-3153
[email protected]

Position Type
Senior Pastor (of team)
Staff Ministry
Co-Pastor
Pastor of Congregational Care
Pastor of Education
Chaplaincy

Geographic Areas
No Preference in US

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