Pastor - Faith Formation
Amanda Bakale graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2010. Amanda then completed a Masters of Counselling and Spiritual Care from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo, Ontario, in 2011. After serving as an interim pastor, Amanda worked at World Renew in Burlington, Ontario, before accepting the call to join Community CRC as Pastor - Faith Formation in 2015. Amanda and her husband, Brian Bork, campus minister at Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo, have two little kiddos who keep their lives and home full of laughter, legos, and goldfish crackers.
Pastor - Communities and Missions
Tom Bomhof has been a pastor for over thirty years in churches in Alberta and BC before coming to Community CRC. He loves finding ways for church members to engage their communities and neighbourhoods with the love of Jesus. Tom has recently started studying toward a certificate in Restorative Practices. Tom is married to Jodie, a teacher, and they have three adult children who live on the West coast. Tom is a Canucks fan who will cheer for the Maple Leafs until they play the Canucks. He likes gardening, homemade pizza, craft beer, and exploring this beautiful province by foot and kayak.
Laura de Jong
Interim Pastor - Preaching and Pastoral Care. firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura de Jong received her Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2017. Laura served as the pastor of Second CRC in Grand Haven, Michigan, for four years, before moving back to her home province of Ontario to take up this interim role at CCRC. She loves hearing people's stories and exploring how God's Story envelopes us all.
Office & Youth Programs Administrator
You can find Anita in the office from Monday to Friday, answering the phone, responding to emails and focusing on church communications. Anita also supports the Faith Formation Pastor and all Youth leaders.
Rachel is the worship coordinator at Community CRC. She plans service details for each Sunday and coordinates the worship ministry volunteers.
Sherrie sees to it that Community's facilities and grounds are kept clean and presentable.
When you contact Community, whether by email, telephone, or a visit during the week, chances are that the first person you'll run into is Donna. She’s the person who will cheerfully answer your questions, and does a million behind-the-scenes things that keeps Community administration flowing smoothly.
Diana keeps our accounts in order. She has been a member of Community CRC her whole life. She and her husband, Dave, have 3 sons, 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters.
Elaine Adema - Faith Formation & Safe Church
Isaac Bokma - Mission Strategy Team
Ivan Bruulsema - Worship Strategy Team
Pete Driezen - Diaconate liason
Alisa Groot - Co Vice-Chair
Larry Lutgendorff - Chair
Chris Streutker - Board of Stewards
Harry Oudman - Clerk
Dave Wilhelm - Co Vice-Chair
Colleen Magarin Communities 11, 13 & 14
Esther Verbakel Communities 1, 2 & 3
Sheryl Dedman Communities 7, 8 & 9
Mike Topp Communities 4, 5 & 6
Pastoral Elders & Deacons by Community
2022-2023 Elder Deacon
Community 1 Chris Postma Chris de Lange
Community 2 Alyanne Colyn Pete Driezen
Community 3 Phil Schiedel Christa Bakker
Community 4 Martin Pastink Anita Hoekstra
Community 5 John Lammers Peter Olbach
Community 6 Dave Hordyk Barb and Jim Romahn
Community 7 Anita DeHaan Carling Luymes
Community 8 Elena Wiersma Hart Fast
Community 9 Sandra Graansma
Community 11 Eugene Bradley Michelle Fluit
Community 13 Jerry Postma Bernie DeJonge
Community 14 Janet Barry Diana Zondag