People

Clair Abee

Term 2019-2022   The children’s song asks: “Clair (insert your name here), why do you love Jesus?” The song then responds: “Because He first loved me!” Now I am living “retired” and can confirm (hindsight perspective) that gaining in one’s understanding of this truth, and allowing it to permeate all of life brings a hope…

Herman Laninga

Term 2019-2022 Herm and his wife Ali have been attending Hope In Christ Church ever since their wedding 50 + years ago ☺  They have three grown children and 9 grandchildren.  He is currently serving as an Elder and small group leader and assists Ali with Family Promise, a program serving homeless families.  He also enjoys serving…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Daniel Obbink

Term 2020-2023 Tanya and I have 3 children, 2 daughters and a son and each of us loves the church.  As a CPA by trade, I help the church in the management of her funds and my wife leads our Friendship program.  We homeschool our children and have found it to be a very rewarding…

Michael Boer

Building and Maintenance Team Leader 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…