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Solo Pastor

Cedar Falls Christian Reformed Church,
Cedar Falls, IA;
4/1994-9/1999

  • Learned to recognize rural churches hidden in a city context.

  • Led Congregation through ReFocusing process leading to a redefined vision of ministry.

  • Trained classis elders in home visiting, including grief, discipline, and spiritual care/assessment visits.

  • Led regional classical executive committee through a crisis and policy development regarding divisive interim church leadership.

  • Successfully developed classical continuing education seminars: 1997, 1998.

  • Learned how the spiritual sickness of one person can become a disease for the whole congregation.