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Meet the team


Pastor Marc de Waard


Pastor Marc and his wife Kathy became part of this loving congregation in August 2017.  Kathy teaches piano, heads up our Sunday education team as well as our Praise Team, and substitutes at Parker schools.  PM loves preaching and teaching, making disciples, and getting area churches to work together.  He has an Hons. BA, a B.Ed., a MA (in history) and a M.Div.  He loves it when people borrow books from his library -- or come and help him weed at the community garden!


Doreen Weeldreyer

Administrative Assistant

Doreen has been a long-time member as well as employed in a local franchise company.  She brings her knowledge, people skills, and warm personality with a gracious smile to this position.  She oversees BREEZE (our church management software), aids and resources our staff and congregation in print and commun-ication areas, as well as does some book-keeping.  Over time, she'll branch out into other technology fields such as website design and maintenance,  She works 12 hrs/ week. 


Amy Abbas

Director of Youth Ministries

Junior and Senior High students from various school districts all come together under the umbrella of one Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amy has been a long-timer with us and we see the fruit of her passion and perseverance what with her having made deep connections with students and a whole new generation of them now.


Melanie Klock


Melanie has been keeping our building clean as well as serves with so much passion in other creative areas (bulletin boards, signs, arranging rooms).  We're so grateful to have her on the team.


Board of Elders


Members are: Glenn Muller; Gary Oldenkamp, Barry Olson, Joseph Plucker (VP) and Cathy Smit (clerk).  Elders are mainly responsible for worship, spiritual formation, the Sacraments, and pastoral care including godly discipline.


Board of Deacons


Members are Cheryl Blaine, Layne Dykstra (chair), Jeremy Forrest, Dan Heeren, and Sheila Kovacs.  The CRC treasurer is Jamie Boomgarden.  Deacons' main foci are maintenance, ministry  (service), and missions.


Praise Team

Contact Kathy de Waard

Blending the hymns of earlier generations but to a new beat -- with the contemporary, this team has a passion to lead the congregation to the throne of God.  At CRC we have the freedom to worship as the Spirit leads, be that kneeling, standing, raising our hands.  We extol our God in our words and in our body language, all with the support of vocalists and many instruments.

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