Hello, my name is Steven Berkenpas and I am the Lead Pastor here at Living Hope CRC. Welcome to my page!
As a pastor, I get excited about the things of the church. There are many parts of the job that I love, coming alongside people at major points of their lives, meeting with people and helping them see God at work in them in the day to day, and studying the Bible as I prepare for the Sunday morning message. That being said, if you want to chat about philosophy and try to get a better understanding of how we see the world today and how got to where we are, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Beyond the pastoral role, there are plenty of other things that I am excited about. I enjoy sports, particularly beach volleyball and ping pong. On the music side of things I enjoy playing guitar and the ukulele, and when it comes to the kitchen I enjoy roasting coffee, making icecream, and baking bread. When I’m not doing any of these things you can likely find me playing a board game or taking a nap – two other passions of my life.
My page also would not be complete without mentioning Alyssa, my wife. Her name is spelled Alyssa, but it is pronounced Ahleeeeesa. I like to think of it as, ‘there is one Lisa’ (A-lisa). While she stays clear of the volleyball and ping pong, we share much of the other things in life, from coffee, to bread, to board games – she is my partner in enjoying the good things of this world.
If you’d like to chat, let me know. I can often be found in my study at the church, or you can reach me at my email.