People (Page 2)

Ev Kooistra

Term: 2018-2021 My husband, Lou, and I have been active members of this church body for over 40 years. I worked for many years in medical offices as an insurance biller/coder and receptionist. Six years ago, I transferred to a better job – full-time grandma to our seven grandchildren, it pays in hugs, kisses and…

Jerry Hop

Term June 2017-2020 I am retired from a 40+ yr. career in medical technology.  I have served previous terms as a deacon and elder and I’m  currently involved in worship planning and our church`s Friendship ministry.  I enjoy hiking, music, and small woodworking projects.  My wife, Faye and I do some volunteer work in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Lisa DeSalvo

Term Lisa and her husband Dave work with Gideon’s at the Bellingham Camp.  They are a joy filled couple with hearts for evangelism and serving the needs of our community.

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…