Team Leaders

Don Recker

Don is a Retired Pastor in the CRCNA and has worshipped with us since his retirement a number of years ago.  Don also works with a group of men to clean the church facilities, he teaches as part of the Friendship Program and actively participates in the men’s ministries.

Michael Boer

Technology and Audio/Visual My wife Jennifer and I have been attending Hope in Christ church since 2002 and we love the family feel and the fellowship.  Jennifer and I have two boys, Nathan and Evan, and lead a small group and are involved in many activities.  I am a computer technician employed at Bellingham Technical College and enjoy supporting the technical side of Hope in Christ.  

Darlys Recker

Team Leader, GEMS program Darlys helped us restart the GEMS program when she and Don moved to Bellingham after he retired from ministerial service in the Christian Reformed Church.  Darlys loves to craft and share the hope she has in Christ with young girls.  She is surrounded by a team of 5 women in our congregation who help her to carry out the mission of ministering to young girls.

Tanya Obbink

Team Leader, Friendship I am the wife to a wonderful Husband, Dan, and the mom of 3 children. A typical day for me includes home educating our children and keeping our household running. I grew up in Canada in a family with 3 brothers, one of whom has special needs. Through out my life God has put me in various places within the Human Services field, whether volunteering or paid employment. Now I feel God’s call in leading this Friendship program. He…

Alice Brakke

Parish Healthcare Assistant Alice serves as our parish healthcare assistant.  After a career in nursing, she comes and offers her help to those in our body needing help with nursing related questions.  She is an extra set of ears for those wanting someone to go to the doctor and she loves to serve those in medical need through visitation and other tangible help.

Ruth Stadt

Hospitality Team Leader