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Ministerial News

Rev. Talman Wagenmaker
Posted 10/14/18
12:58 PM CST

Grace United Reformed Church of Waupun, WI has extended a call to Candidate Paul Freswick of Bethany URC, Wyoming, MI.


Bethany United Reformed Church, Rev. Casey Freswick (616) 534-0006 & Beverly
Posted 10/11/18
09:36 PM CST 
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With joy and thanksgiving to our God, the Consistory of Bethany United Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan announces that on October 9, 2018 at the meeting of Classis Michigan U.S in accordance with Article 4 and Appendix 3 of the Church Order, Mr. Paul Freswick sustained his candidacy examination. Therefore we declared Mr Paul Freswick to be candidate for the office of minister of the Gospel and Sacraments in the United Reformed Churches in North America. Paul is a 2018 graduate of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. He can be contacted at paul.freswick@gmail.com or (616) 558-7788.


Oak Glen United Reformed Church, Vacant (708) 474-9576
Posted 10/6/18
10:20 AM CST

With thanksgiving to God for His gracious provision, the Council of Oak Glen United Reformed Church (Lansing, Illinois) announces that Rev. Ed Marcusse of Immanuel’s Reformed Church in Salem, Oregon, has accepted the call to serve as our Minister of the Word and Sacraments. To God be the glory!


Oak Glen United Reformed Church, Vacant (708) 474-9576
Posted 9/28/18
11:09 AM CST 
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It is with joy and thanksgiving to the Lord that the Consistory of Oak Glen United Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois announces that on September 11, 2018 at the meeting of Classis Central U.S in accordance with Article 4 and Appendix 3 of the Church Order Mr. Daniel Beezhold sustained his candidacy examination and is declared a candidate for the office of minister of the Word in the United Reformed Churches in North America. Dan is a graduate of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. He can be contacted at danbeez330@gmail.com.


Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, Vacant (403) 789-9035
Posted 9/24/18
07:34 PM CST

It is with much thanksgiving and praise to God that the council of Redeemer URC (Lacombe, AB) announces that Candidate Robert Van der Woerd has accepted the call extended to him to serve as our minister of the Word and sacraments. His ordination exam is scheduled to take place in November, during the next meeting of Classis Western Canada in Calgary, AB. Lord willing, an ordination and installation will follow shortly thereafter.


Escondido United Reformed Church, Rev. Christopher Gordon (760) 745-1679 & Darcy
Posted 9/11/18
02:09 PM CST

The Consistory of Escondido United Reformed Church, Escondido, CA is pleased to announce that Jordan Dahl sustained his licensure examination on August 28, 2018, and was granted a license to exhort. We commend Mr. Dahl to our fellow churches and invite them to contact him at jordan.m.dahl@gmail.com or (701) 866-1528.


Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, Vacant (403) 789-9035
Posted 9/6/18
10:03 PM CST

Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, AB has extended a call to Candidate Robert Van der Woerd of Bellingham URC of Bellingham, WA.


Escondido United Reformed Church, Rev. Christopher Gordon (760) 745-1679 & Darcy
Posted 7/31/18
03:32 PM CST

In accordance with Article 3 and Appendix 2 of the URCNA Church Order, the Consistory of Escondido United Reformed Church hereby announces that we intend to conduct a licensure examination for Mr. Jordan Dahl on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Escondido United Reformed Church, 1864 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026. Mr. Dahl has completed his first year of studies at Westminster Seminary California and is a member of the Escondido United Reformed Church.


Covenant Reformed Church of Kansas City, Rev. Harold A. Miller (816) 765-0882 & Carol
Posted 7/28/18
11:12 AM CST

Covenant Reformed Church of Kansas City, MO has extended a call to Rev. Allen Vander Pol of First United Reformed Church of Chino, Chino, CA.

This call is for Rev. Vander Pol to continue his work as Professor of Theology for MINTS International Seminary, where he has been for many years and to have his consistorial supervision and credentials with Covenant Reformed Church, Kansas City, MO, where he lives and worships.

Phil Veltkamp - Clerk of Council


Christ Reformed Church, D.C., Rev. Brian J. Lee (202) 656-1611 & Sara
Posted 7/23/18
08:45 PM EST

The Consistory of Christ Reformed Church in Washington DC is pleased to announce that Luke Gossett sustained his licensure examination on July 17, 2018, and is granted a license to exhort. We commend Luke to our sister churches and invite them to contact him at lucas.gossett@gmail.com or 205-612-5504.

On behalf of the Consistory,

Micah Van Mersbergen

Clerk


Trinity United Reformed Church of St. Catharines, Vacant (905) 935-8322
Posted 7/9/18
08:22 AM EST

Rev. Nick Smith, pastor of the United Reformed Church of Nampa, Idaho has declined the call to Trinity United Reformed Church of St. Catharines, Ontario.


Trinity United Reformed Church of St. Catharines, Vacant (905) 935-8322
Posted 7/9/18
08:20 AM EST

Trinity United Reformed Church of St. Catharines, Ontario has extended a call to Rev. Nick Smith of Nampa United Reformed Church of Nampa, Idaho.


First United Reformed Church of Chino, Rev. Bradd L. Nymeyer (909) 591-9111
Posted 7/3/18
01:06 PM EST

Rev. Quentin Falkena has accepted a call to Cornerstone Christian Church in Medford, OR. The leadership of Cornerstone hopes that that the church will be provisionally accepted by Classis PNW within a year, and ratified at Synod 2020.


Ontario United Reformed Church, Rev. Adam Kaloostian (951) 264-8520
Posted 6/29/18
05:03 PM EST

The Consistory of Ontario United Reformed Church in Ontario, California has granted Eddy Garcia a license to exhort. We give thanks that Eddy sustained his examination on the evening of June 28, 2018, and we heartily commend him to the churches. Eddy is available to exhort in both the English and Spanish languages. He can be contacted at (909) 251-3240 or at egarcia@wscal.edu. Sincerely, in Christ, Neal Westfall, Clerk


Covenant United Reformed Church of Colorado Springs, Rev. Tony Phelps, (401) 932-1732
Posted 6/29/18
02:33 PM MST 

"In accordance with Church Order Article 3 and Appendix 2, the Consistory of Coram Deo Reformation Church in Littleton, CO announces that we will conduct a licensure exam for Grant Exton on July 31, 2018 @ 7 p.m. (DV). Mr. Exton is a member of Covenant URC (church plant of Coram Deo), an active elder, and is entering his third year of M. Div. studies at New Geneva Theological Seminary in Colorado Springs, CO. The examination will be held at the home of Rev. Vander Meulen (please contact him for his home address at derrickvandermeulen@gmail.com). All are welcome to join us."


Grace United Reformed Church of Torrance, Rev. William C. Godfrey (310) 782-7019
Updated 6/19/18
10:23 PM EST

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

In accordance with Appendix 2 of the Church Order, the Consistory of Grace United Reformed Church (Torrance, CA) wishes to notify the churches of our intention to conduct a licensure examination of Mr. Timothy Lee on July 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us in praying for this brother as he prepares.

Blessings,
Rev. William C. Godfrey
for the Consistory of Grace URC


Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, Vacant (403) 789-9035
Posted 6/18/18
09:35 PM EST

Rev. James Folkerts, pastor of Faith Reformed Church of Telkwa, BC, has declined the call to the Redeemer URC of Lacombe, AB.


First United Reformed Church of Chino, Rev. Bradd L. Nymeyer (909) 591-9111
Posted 6/17/18
05:56 PM EST

Rev. Quentin Falkena has received a call from Cornerstone Christian Church in Medford, OR.


Christ Reformed Church, D.C., Rev. Brian J. Lee (202) 656-1611 & Sara
Posted 6/4/18
08:29 AM EST

In accordance with Church Order Article 3 and Appendix 1, the Consistory of Christ Reformed Church in Washington DC announces that we will conduct a licensure exam for Luke Gossett on July 17, 2018 @ 7 p.m. (DV).  Mr. Gossett is a member of Christ Reformed and has completed his MA in Biblical Studies at Westminster Seminary California.  He is currently pursuing further graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington DC.  The examination will be held at our worship space at 1405 15th Street NW in Washington DC.  All are welcome to join us.

On behalf of the Consistory of Christ Reformed Church,

Micah Van Mersbergen

Clerk


Cornerstone United Reformed Church of London, Rev. Steve Williamson (226) 700-8633 & Amy
Posted 5/31/18
12:52 PM EST

With thanksgiving to God, Cornerstone United Reformed Church of London, Ontario, working closely with our church plant New Horizon Church in Toronto has granted a license to exhort to brother Enoch Chow.  Enoch has concluded his first three semesters of studies at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and is heartily recommended to the churches for service that he might bless God's people as he develops his gifts for pastoral ministry.


Adoration United Reformed Church, Vacant (905) 321-0083
Posted 5/29/18
10:06 AM EST

Rev. Harry Zekveld of Providence United Reformed Church of Strathroy, ON has declined the call to Adoration URC of Vineland, ON.


Ontario United Reformed Church, Rev. Adam Kaloostian (951) 264-8520
Posted 5/29/18
09:55 AM EST

Dear brothers,

Greetings in Christ. According to Article 3 and Appendix 2 of the URCNA Church Order, the Consistory of Ontario United Reformed Church hereby announces that we intend to examine Eddy Garcia for licensure on Thursday evening, June 28, 2018, at 7:00pm, at 205 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA, 91761.

Sincerely, for the Ontario URC Consistory,

Neal Westfall, Clerk


Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, Vacant (403) 789-9035
Posted 5/28/18
02:40 PM EST

Redeemer United Reformed Church of Lacombe, AB has extended a call to Rev. James Folkerts of Faith Reformed Church of Telkwa, BC.


Living Water Reformed Church of Brantford, Rev. Greg Bylsma (519) 751-3230
Posted 5/18/18
02:02 PM EST

With thanksgiving to God, the Living Water Reformed Church of Brantford, Ontario has granted a licensure to exhort to brother Daniel Hamstra.  Daniel has concluded his first year of studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary and is heartily recommended to the churches for service that he might bless God's people as he develops his gifts for pastoral ministry.


The United Reformed Church of Sunnyside, Vacant (509) 728-5008
Posted 5/17/18
05:43 AM PST 
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With the departure of Rev. Huff, the United Reformed Church of Sunnyside is in search of a new Pastor. You can learn more about us at our website, www.sunnysideurc.org. If you would like to discuss this opportunity to serve a growing congregation in the beautiful Yakima Valley of Washington, please contact Elder Jason Smeenk at 509-728-5008 or jtsmeenk@yahoo.com.


Cornerstone United Reformed Church of London, Rev. Steve Williamson (226) 700-8633 & Amy
Posted 5/14/18
09:53 PM EST

The Consistory of Cornerstone URC (London ON) announces that Scott Wright (a first year student a M.A.R.S) sustained his licensure examination and has been granted a license to exhort.


Messiah's Reformed Fellowship of New York, Rev. Paul Murphy (917) 747-1193 & Julie
Posted 5/11/18
11:10 AM EST

In accordance with Church Order Article 3 and Appendix 1, the Consistory of Messiah's Reformed Fellowship URC (NYC), will conduct a licensure exam for Ritchie Forti on June 23, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. (DV).  Mr. Forti is a member of Messiahs's.  Mr. Forti has completed his M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philidelphia.  The examination will be held at our workspace located at 106 West 32nd Street, New York, NY.  All are welcome to join us.


Trinity United Reformed Church of Caledonia, Rev. Brian Vos (616) 554-5510 & Debra
Posted 5/9/18
03:01 PM EST

Mr. Austin Reed will be ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacraments at Trinity United Reformed Church, Caledonia, MI, during the morning serivce (9:30 AM) on June 10, 2018, the Lord willing.  

Please join the congregation in giving thanks to God in providing us an Associate Pastor.  


Adoration United Reformed Church, Vacant (905) 321-0083
Posted 5/9/18
08:25 AM EST

Adoration United Reformed Church of Vineland, ON has extended a call to Rev. Harry Zekveld of Providence United Reformed Church of Strathroy, ON.


Sioux Center United Reformed Church, Vacant (712) 722-1965
Posted 5/5/18
08:25 AM EST

In joy for God's gracious provision, the Council of Sioux Center United Reformed Church announces that Rev. Jon Bushnell of First CRC of Prinsburg, MN, has accepted the call to serve as our Minister of the Word and Sacraments. To God be the glory!


Trinity United Reformed Church of Caledonia, Rev. Brian Vos (616) 554-5510 & Debra
Posted 5/3/18
08:52 AM EST

With gratitude to God, the Council of Trinity United Reformed Church, Caledonia, MI, announces that Mr. Austin Reed has received and accepted a call to serve as our Associate Pastor.  Having sustained his candidacy exam in Classis Michigan, and with his ordination exam waived by Classis, he will be ordained in the near future, the Lord willing.  To God be the glory! 


Oceanside United Reformed Church, Rev. Daniel R. Hyde (760) 803-0981
Posted 5/2/18
10:31 AM EST

The Consistory of Oceanside United Reformed Church intends to examine Mr. Caleb Janson for licensure in accordance with Appendix 2 of the Church Order. The exam will take place June 5, 2018, at 7:30pm.


Rev. Talman Wagenmaker
Posted 4/27/18
05:41 PM EST

Waupun Grace United Reformed Church (URC) is searching for a full-time pastor as we will be vacant as of the end of May, 2018. Grace URC is a growing, loving, peaceful congregation of 101 souls with a healthy membership mix. Grace URC is located in , WI. Website: www.waupungraceurc.org . Contact the Pastoral Search Committee Clerk, Larry Van Den Berg for more information. All inquiries are confidential. Email: council@waupungraceurc.org Grace United Reformed Church, c/o Larry Van Den Berg, 605 Hazel Street, , WI 53963.


Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Rev. Steve Williamson (226) 700-8633 & Amy
Posted 4/12/18
07:16 PM EST

In accordance with Church Order Article 3 and Appendix 1, the Consistory of Cornerstone URC (London ON), along with the elders of New Horizon URC (Scarborough ON,) will conduct a licensure exam for Enoch Chow on Wednesday May 30, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. (DV).  Enoch is a member of New Horizon URC, which is a mission work under the supervision of Cornerstone URC (London ON).  Mr. Chow has completed his first year of studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philidelphia.  The examination will be held at the New Horizion URC church building located at 2300 Bridletowne Circle, Toronto ON.  All are welcome to join us.


Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Rev. Philip J. Vos (616) 797-4052 & Brenda
Posted 4/12/18
04:27 PM EST

The Consistory of Cornerstone United Reformed Church of Hudsonville, MI announces that Mr. Ottavio Palombaro sustained a licensure examination and is now licensed to exhort.


Sioux Center United Reformed Church, Vacant (712) 722-1965
Posted 4/11/18
10:30 PM EST

Sioux Center United Reformed Church of Sioux Center, IA has extended a call to Rev. Jon Bushnell of First CRC of Prinsburg, MN.


Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Rev. Steve Williamson (226) 700-8633 & Amy
Posted 4/7/18
11:07 AM EST

In accordance with Church Order Article 3 and Appendix 1, Cornerstone URC (London ON) would like to announce that we will be holding a licensure exam for Scott Wright on Saturday May 12, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m. (DV).  Scott has completed his first year of studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary.  The examination will be held at the Cornerstone URC church building located at 180 Waterloo St. London.  All are welcome to join us.


Living Water Reformed Church, Rev. Greg Bylsma (519) 751-3230
Posted 4/6/18
10:42 AM EST

In accordance with our church order, the Living Water Reformed Church of Brantford would like to announce that we will be holding a licensure exam for seminary student Daniel Hamstra on May 17, 2018 (DV).  Daniel has completed his first year of studies at Mid-America.  The examination will be held at the Living Water church building located at 1569 Colborne St E Brantford.  All are welcome to join us.


Dutton United Reformed Church, Vacant (616) 698-6850
Posted 3/27/18
02:11 PM EST

The Council of the Dutton United Reformed Church is delighted to inform the churches that Rev. Talman Wagenmaker of Grace URC in Waupun, Wisconsin has accepted the call to be our next Minister of the Word and Sacraments. We rejoice in God's gracious provision of an undershepherd for His church at Dutton, MI. 


Dutton United Reformed Church, Vacant (616) 698-6850
Posted 3/27/18
01:53 PM EST

The Council of Dutton United Reformed Church informs the churches that our relationship with Rev. Brian Najapfour has been dissolved in accord with Article 11 of the URCNA Church Order. Rev. Najapfour asked to be released from his pastoral duties in order to pursue full time studies in preparation for returning to the Philippines as a missionary supported by the Heritage Reformed Denomination.         Jerry Lobbezoo, clerk


Trinity United Reformed Church, Rev. Brian Vos (616) 554-5510 & Debra
Posted 3/21/18
08:18 AM EST

With praise to God, the Council of Trinity United Reformed Church, Caledonia, MI announces that Mr. Austin Reed has sustained his candidacy exams in Classis Michigan and is eligible for a call in the URCNA.  Mr. Reed can be reached at (760) 617-3993.


Immanuel United Reformed Church, Rev. Thomas Wetselaar (219) 987-6247
Posted 3/20/18
06:40 AM EST

Immanuel United Reformed Church, DeMotte, Indiana is seeking to call a Minister of the Word &  Sacrament.  Our beloved pastor Rev. Thomas Wetselaar was recently granted emeritus status under Church Order article 10.  Ordained URCNA ministers who are interested in exploring a potential call or would like more information may confidentially contact us at immanuelsearch@yahoo.com.


Immanuel United Reformed Church, Rev. Thomas Wetselaar (219) 987-6247
Posted 3/20/18
06:18 AM EST

Having received the concurring advice of Classis Central U.S., the council of Immanuel United Reformed Church, DeMotte, Indiana has granted Rev. Thomas Wetselaar the status of emeritus minister according to Church Order Article 10.   We thank the Lord for Rev. Wetselaar's faithful service to the Church for 30+ years and and pray for the Lord's continued blessings upon him as emeritus pastor.


The United Reformed Church of Sunnyside

Rev. Jordan Huff (509) 837-3363

Posted 3/14/18
07:42 PM EST

The Council of the United Reformed Church of Sunnyside Washington announces that Rev. Jordan Huff is eligible for a call. We heartily recommend him to the churches. Rev. Huff may be contacted at jordanchuff@gmail.com or (630) 440-3420.


Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Rev. Philip J. Vos (616) 797-4052 & Brenda
Posted 2/21/18
02:53 PM EST

The Consistory of Cornerstone United Reformed Church of Hudsonville, MI hereby announces its intention to present Mr Ottavio Palambaro with a licensure examination at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 here at our facilities.

Mr Palambaro is a student at Puritan Reformed Seminary.


Surrey Covenant Reformed Church, Vander Horst, Rev. Jason (604) 614-2070
Posted 2/15/18
02:47 PM EST

With deep thankfulness to God, the council of Surrey Covenant Reformed Church announces that Jason Vander Horst has sustained his ordination exam in Classis Western Canada. We praise God for this development and are eager to ordain him to serve as our minister. Lord willing, the service will take place on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm in our church building. 


Covenant United Reformed Church, Rev. Greg Lubbers (616) 322-5990 & Jeni
Posted 2/13/18
09:05 AM EST

The consistory of Covenant URC - Byron Center, MI announces that Mr. Eric Van Der Molen has sustained a licensure exam and is eligible to speak a word of edification in the churches.


Doon United Reformed Church, Rev. John Vermeer 708-287-4516 & Larry
Posted 1/17/18
04:58 PM EST
Last Modified 1/24/18

With thanksgiving to God, Doon United Reformed Church of Doon, Iowa, cordially invites everyone to the installation service of Rev. John Vermeer held Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in our church.


Bethel United Reformed Church of Brockville, Ontario, Van't Hoff, Rev Pete (613) 803-8690
Posted 1/13/18
04:34 PM EST

With great joy and thanksgiving to God, the Council of the Bethel United Reformed Church of Brockville, Ontario, announces that Lord willing our Pastor-Elect Martin Peter Van't Hoff will be ordained and installed at a service on Friday, February 16, at 7:00 PM, at our church. You are cordially invited to the Ordination Service.


Covenant United Reformed Church, Rev. Phillip Stoffregen (616) 216-1422
Posted 1/1/18
01:10 PM EST

Contact information for our pastor elect who we look forward to ordaining and installing on January 13, 2018:

Phillip Stoffregen

7724 Hampton Oaks Drive

Portage, Michigan 49024

Phone: 616-216-1422

Email: pstoffregen23@gmail.com


Myron Rau, Clerk

Covenant URC

Kalamazoo, MI