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Church Staff, Council and Committees 

Our Pastoral and Office Staff can all be contacted directly by clicking on the email icons associated with their profiles or you can contact the general office at admin@westendcrc.ca.  
Click here for a page that provides links to an additional list of contacts and a church mailbox list, as well as information about volunteer and meeting schedules.

 

Henry Kranenburg

Henry Kranenburg

Pastor

Henry Kranenburg was ordained as a Minister of the Word in 1987 and began his ministry in Brockville, Ontario. In 2000, he and Marnie and their four children moved to Hamilton where he served Immanuel CRC for the next 16.5 years. He began his ministry at West End in March 2017. His ministry focuses on preaching, pastoral care, and staff leadership. Personal interests include hiking (and training) as well as a renewed interest in the lands of the Bible and how they inform our reading of the Bible. These interests do not, however, exceed his and Marnie’s new interest in recently becoming grandparents.


 

Rick Mast

Rick Mast

Youth Pastor

Rick Mast has served as youth pastor in West End since 1998. Before that he served the Second Christian Reformed Church in Brampton, Ontario for six years.

During his time here he has shown miles of film to various youth groups, has drunk gallons of coffee during all-nighters, and has laughed and wept with members of all age groups. He has led discussions and provided instruction in a wide range of subject matter and suffered one huge bump on his head from a skateboard incident.

Rick and his wife Aileen are the parents of four daughters.


 

Rika van den Heever

Rika van den Heever

Music Director

Rika grew up in South Africa, and became a member of West End after moving to Canada with her husband Johan in 1997. She has been involved in church music since the age of 16, playing the organ in several different Reformed churches. In South Africa she was a church music director as well as a math and computing teacher in high school.

Rika and her husband Johan are the parents of two children.


 

Diana Vander Wal-Krikke

Diana Vander Wal-Krikke

Coordinator of Congregational Life

Diana, a long-time member of our congregation, began her work as Coordinator of Congregational Life in our congregation in December 2011.  She supports fellowship groups, small groups, and our congregation’s efforts to welcome and enfold new members.


 

Christine Vriend-DeBlois

Christine Vriend-DeBlois

Music Coordinator

Chris began her work as Music Coordinator in the summer of 2010. She serves as accompanist for several vocal music teams and also sings as a member of the Witness music team.


 

James and Sherri McKinnon

James and Sherri McKinnon

Facility Managers

James and Sherri keep the church facilities clean and functioning. They are the parents of three children.


 

Christine Godbout

Christine Godbout

Administrative Coordinator

Christine started working in West End’s office in 2008. She can be found answering the telephone, greeting visitors at the office, typing and producing the weekly church bulletin, coordinating use of the church building for meetings and rentals, and keeping the membership records up to date.

Christine and her husband Jesse have two children.


 

Note: The elders whose names are followed by an asterisk serve on the Council Executive, as does pastor Bob De Moor. The ‘FG’ numbers indicate the Fellowship Group on whose leadership team the elders serve.

  • Rick Struik,* Chair of Council
  • Kevin Visscher,* Vice-Chair
  • Jody Groenendyk,* Clerk
  • Ron Abma*
  • Andy Van Biert*
  • Ella Mae Cupido*
  • Linda Piers   FG 1
  • Adrian Aarnoutse Jr.,   FG 3
  • Gerry/Lyda Uitvlugt,   FG 4
  • Geoff Vogan,   FG 5
  • Peter Van Kempen,  FG 6
  • Tim Eerkes,  FG 7
  • Sandra Marcus,  FG 8
  • Peter Cupido,  FG 9

Note: The deacons whose names are followed by an asterisk serve on the Council Executive. The ‘FG’ numbers indicate the Fellowship Group on whose leadership team the deacons serve.

  • Karen Abma,   FG 1
  • Johan van den Heever,   FG 3
  • John Taekema,   FG 4
  • Joel Van Keeken,   FG 5
  • Jim Vriend,   FG 6
  • Irene Vriend,  FG 7
  • Nathan Vos,   FG 8
  • Jack Vooys,   FG 9
  • Alvin/Jocelyn Grenke*, Administrative Deacon
Gordon Pols

Gordon Pols

Pastor Emeritus

Gordon Pols retired from his position as associate pastor in West End at the end of August 2015. He served West End as full-time pastor from 1974 to 1993, when he left to serve congregations in Mississauga and Ancaster, Ontario for the next 14 years. He retired from full-time ministry in 2007, returned to Edmonton, and served West End on a part-time basis for the next 8 years.
Gordon and his wife Ann have two adult children.


 

Bob De Moor

Bob De Moor

Pastor Emeritus

Bob De Moor has been a minister in the Christian Reformed Church since 1975. He joined West End’s staff in 2006, after working as an editor for the denomination’s publishing ministry for a number of years. Until August 2015 he continued to serve as editor of the denominational monthly magazine The Banner on a half-time basis. He retired from full-time ministry in February 2017.

Bob and his wife Margo have four adult children. Bob’s hobbies include reading science magazines and doing crossword puzzles.


 

Cyril Cutting

Cyril Cutting

Pastor Emeritus

Cyril Cutting retired from his part-time position in West End at the end of August 2015. In that position he provided pastoral care to seniors and other members of the congregation for about ten years. Prior to serving in West End, he served 32 years in full-time parish ministry in the United Church of Canada.

Cyril and his wife Eunice have three adult children.


 

Tom Oosterhuis

Tom Oosterhuis

Pastor Emeritus

Tom Oosterhuis served as Campus Minister for the Christian Reformed Church at the University of Alberta from December 1975 until his retirement in 2007. West End was his 'calling church', and he held the position of associate pastor. He was actively involved in West End during that time, and his involvement continues. From January 2010 to September 2015 he served as a member of the committee responsible for this website.
Tom and his wife Alyce have two adult children.


 

Administration Committee
Facilities Committee
  • Uitvlugt, Gerry (chair)
  • McKinnon, James
  • Schouten, Bert
  • Snaterse, Dave
  • VanderMeulen, Jim
  • Vanderveen, Wendy
  • Vooys, Jack
  • Vriend, Graeme
Counting Committee
  • DeLeeuw, Liz
  • Hazelaar, Marlene
  • Kool, Michelle
  • Semotiuk, Grace
  • Vanderkooi, Teresa
  • Vanderveen, Wendy
Music & Liturgy Committee
  • Uitvlugt, Alida (chair)
  • de Moor, Bob
  • Mast, Aileen
  • Slomp, Anita
  • Van Biert, Andy
  • van den Heever, Rika/Christine Vriend-DuBlois
  • Vooys, Jeanette
Outreach Committee
  • deGroot, Cindy (chair)
  • Cupido, Ella Mae
  • Grenke, Alvin/Jocelyn
  • McKinnon, Al
  • Vanderveen, Irene
  • Vanderwal, Diana
Staff Relations Committee
  • Bestman, Hank (chair)
  • Folkers, Hetty
  • Fraser, Catharina
  • Struik, Rick
  • Visscher, Sandra
Youth Ministries Committee
  • Aarnoutse, Fran (chair)
  • Mast, Rick
  • Piers, Linda (of Brian)
  • Uitvlugt, Sherilyn
  • Visscher, Kevin
  • Vriend, Marianne

Jody Groenendyk

 Website Committee Chair

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Bill Vanden Born

Website Committee member

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Nathan Vos

 Website Committee IT Guru

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Dave Groenendyk

 Website Committee Member

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Council Calendar

Nothing from 22 Sep 2017 to 21 Oct 2017.

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