Churches We Serve
Resonate Global Mission
Great Lakes Region
1700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1470
Phone: 616-224-0753 or 1-800-266-2175
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The Great Lakes Regional Team is locally rooted and globally connected, with a passion for helping you join God in the transforming work he is doing in your community. Our team members bring a wide scope of wisdom, diverse experiences, and missional imagination to our partnerships with classes, congregations, and leaders. Learn more about us here, and contact us with your ideas and questions soon!
Carla is a Local Mission Leader for the Great lakes Region. She has enjoyed being a part of missional work whether on the university campus, in another country (4 years in Taiwan), or in a small church on Long Island. She is married to a CRC pastor and has six children (9-18). I love to read when I have time and hang out with my friends and family. I also work part-time with InterVarsity Grad with international students at Michigan State University. You can contact Carla at email@example.com.
Scott has served in ministry for 25 years with a focus on Church planting and leadership development. The first two years he was in the Philippines, and then for 23 years he served with Christian Reformed World Missions in Mexico. Scott now lives in west Michigan, working with Classis Zeeland and the Resonate Great Lakes Regional Team as a Local Mission Leader focusing on Hispanic Ministry. You can contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth Hiemstra is the senior administrative assistant for the Great Lakes Regional team. She has worked in this position for the past 18 years. Contact Ruth at email@example.com.
A former pastor, Home Missionary, and Home Missions staff member, Al Mulder is a veteran member of the Great Lakes regional team. He gives leadership and support to church planting and development in the region, and encourages and supports diverse and inclusive church leadership. He also co-chairs Resonate’s Antiracism and Reconciliation Team, and represents the Great Lakes team to Classis Grand Rapids East. Contact Al at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John is the pastor of African Community Fellowship, where he has been ministering to African immigrants since 2009. He will work alongside the growing number of refugee and immigrant congregations in the Great Lakes region, as well as offering cross-cultural intelligence to the traditional churches that are hosting them. John’s church was also part of the first Go Local cohort with Resonate and is invested in helping churches learn to adapt to their changing contexts. You can connect with John at this address: email@example.com
Amy Schenkel is the Great Lakes Regional Mission Leader. She began serving Home Missions part time in 2007 while planting and pastoring a new church plant in the heart of Grand Rapids. Since that time, she has been the Church Planting Catalyst Leader, interim Home Missions Operations Director, and Resonate US Director, giving her a variety of experiences and perspectives as the two mission agencies merged into one. She has a passion for helping the local church be an agent of Spirit-led renewal in their communities. She also loves triathlons, adventure races, and spending time with her family. Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott works as a Local Mission Leader. His focus area is Campus Ministry/Young Adult Leadership. He is working to cultivate holistic mission networks in and around college and university campuses that work to recruit, train, mobilize, and support young leaders in engaging their campuses and communities with the Gospel. Scott is the CRC Pastor for Campus Ministry @ Grand Valley State University, a collaborative ministry between CRC/RCA Classis Zeeland. He is also the Campus Ministry Catalyst for Campus Ministry @ Grand Rapids, a network of new and renewed campus ministries at public colleges and universities in Grand Rapids. All of these ministries focus on engaging campuses with the life-changing love of God, discipling leaders who make disciples, and building bridges to Christ and his Church. Contact Scott at email@example.com.
Mark Van Andel
Mark serves on the Great Lakes Regional Team as a Local Mission Leader. He is married to Kristen and has three quickly growing sons. They have lived in the Piety Hill neighborhood of Detroit for twelve years and are focusing on developing new church expressions in Detroit neighborhoods. His desire is to help equip and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ to connect with God's mission in their communities and beyond. You can contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org