Staff Staff
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Fleetwood Staff

Specialized Transitional Pastor: Joan DeVries

Joan joined the Fleetwood CRC staff in July 2022 for a one year position as a Specialized Transitional Minister. Joan holds a M. Div from Calvin Theological Seminary and a PhD in Theology from McMaster Divinity College. She has been ordained a CRC pastor for 20 years and has served several CRC communities in Ontario, as well as at Tyndale University and Seminary and Trinity Western University. 

Youth Pastor & Worship Director: Natasha Vedder

Natasha joined the Fleetwood CRC community in August 2013 and is a graduate of Calvin College. She is also currently studying for her M.Div at Regent College in Vancouver.  She loves walking with teens as they grow in their faith and seeing them develop their gifts. When she’s not at church or out for coffee with one of the teens, she enjoys reading a good novel, sewing, playing piano, or going for a hike. 

Pastor of Education/Formation: Wilma van der Leek

Wilma has been a member of Fleetwood CRC for 25 years and is on a Pastor of Education/Formation role, helping the community wonder together what it means to be in Christ. Wilma is a former high school English/Bible teacher and loves noticing how growing up in God is a creative process, like writing a poem.

 Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Stephens

Jen joined the Fleetwood CRC staff in September 2013 and the office has never been the same since! She keeps things at the church organised and fun, and is a great one to turn to when you need a listening ear.

Custodians: Sylvia Khin & Sylvia Valoma

Sylvia Khin and Sylvia Valoma, as well as their families, have been a part of the Fleetwood CRC community for many years. Together they make an excellent team keeping our church a welcoming, clean, and hospitable place for all who enter. 

Assistant Worship Director and Digital Communications Coordinator: Sarah Verkaik

Sarah joined our staff as our worship intern in September 2019 and discovered a love of worship and church ministry through this internship.  She brings many gifts to this role including photography, administration, and creativity in planning worship services and in creating images and visuals for our social media pages. 

Bookkeeper: Jenny Prins

Jenn Prins joined the Fleetwood CRC staff team as bookkeeper in January 2023. We are so grateful to have her! 


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