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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 Pastor Church Resources.

Candidates who need to submit changes for this page may email them to [email protected].


Ram S. Aryal
Ram S. Aryal has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Maranatha Fellowship CRC in Farmington, NM.

Maria Beversluis
616-238-3749
[email protected]

David Bouma
David has accepted a call from Fuller CRC to serve as "Pastoral Care Professional" (chaplain) at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Mark D. Broadus
Mark has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Fellowship CRC in Toronto, ON.

Kelly J. Buist
Kelly has accepted a call to serve as Minister of Visitation at Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.

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

David M. Dick
David has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Hancock CRC in Hancock, MN.

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

Charles J. Dillender
Chuck has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Community CRC in Oakdale, CA.

Steven Dykstra
Steve has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of New Hope Church in Hamilton, ON.

Bart B. Eisen
Bart has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Maitland River Community Church in Wingham, ON.

Josiah J. Gorter
Josiah has accepted a call to serve as Church Planting Resident at Sacramento City Life CRC in Sacramento, CA.

Joshua L. Grimes
616-644-8896
[email protected]

Robert Gruessing
Rob has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Congregational Care at Bauer CRC in Hudsonville, MI.

Tyler R. Helfers
Tyler has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Stellenbosch International Fellowship in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Noelle Meggie Jacobs
Noelle has accepted a call from Alive Ministries in Jenison to serve as Associate Campus Minister at Campus Ministries at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

Travis Jamieson
Travis has accepted a call to serve as Minister of the Word at Palo Alto CRC, in Palo Alto, CA.

Hang (Joshua) Jiang
Joshua has accepted a call to serve with Resonate in Asia. His calling church is Princeton CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.

Timothy K. Joo
201-456-7955
[email protected]

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

Samuel Kamminga
902-880-2733
[email protected]

Eunice Kim
510-965-3371
[email protected]

Jiyong Kim
Jonathan has accepted a call from Horizon Community Church, Downers Grove, IL, to serve as a Youth Minister at Hebron Presbyterian Church in Prospect Heights, IL.

Jooheyng (David) Kim
512-569-6843
[email protected]

Young-Kwang Kim
Young-Kwang has accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor at Brookfield CRC in Brookfield, WI.

Timothy J. Kimbel
Timothy has accepted a call to serve as Chaplain at the Michigan Army National Guard.

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

Hoon Jae Lee
Hoon Jae has accepted a call to serve as Resident Pastor at Brookside CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.

Maria L. Leys-Bowater
Maria has been appointed as Executive Director at Red Arrow Ministries in Paw Paw, MI.

Jeff M. Liou
Jeff has been appointed National Director of Theological Formation at Intervarsity.

Jessica E. Maddox
Jessica has accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor at Community CRC in Wyoming, MI.

Bryzon Wanjala Masiboh
Bryzon has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Strong Tower Ministries in Wyoming, MI.

Frank A. Meneses
Frank as accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Life Church West Iglesia Vida in Yakima, WA.

Lisa Meyer
Lisa has accepted a call to serve as Minister of Discipleship at Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.

Daniel F. Meyers
231-740-3051
[email protected]

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

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

Katrina Olson
Katrina has been appointed as Professor of Preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX.

Seonmok (Paul) Park
720-300-2086
[email protected]

Ryan M. Phan
Ryan has accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor at inSpirit Church CRC in Byron Center, MI.

William S. Roelofs
630-605-8406
[email protected]

Kent A. Sanders
909-816-1843
[email protected]

Kyle J. Sandison
Kyle has accepted a call to serve as Lead Pastor at Trinity Hill CRC in Savage, MN.

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

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

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

Dawei (David) Shao
Dawei has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Detroit Chinese Bible Church in Farmington Hills, MI.

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

Lynn Song
202-390-9732
[email protected]

Joshua Stammis
Joshua has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Lakeview CRC in Lakeview, SD.

Evan J. Tinklenberg
219-741-1440
[email protected]

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

Lynette A. van de Hoef Meyers
Lynette has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Good News CRC in London, ON.

Ryan A. K. VanderWees
616-240-8166
[email protected]

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

Femke Visser-Elenbaas
Femke has accepted a call to serve as Chaplain for Hamilton Health Services in Hamilton, ON.

Benjamin E. Wiersma
Ben has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Sibley Christian Reformed Church in Sibley, IA.

Lea A. Wilkening
905-466-5836
[email protected]

Sunghak (Paul) Yang
Sunghak has accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Korean Bible Church in Ann Arbor, MI.