Pastor of Youth and Families Update
On Behalf of Council and the search team we are very excited to inform the congregation that we have found a candidate for the Pastor of Youth and Families position. His Name is Ben Wimmers, and he is currently living in Hamilton Ontario with his wife Kristina where he is finishing up his masters of divinity at Mc Master University. Ben is also interning at Hamilton First CRC, and he is doing distant education at Calvin Seminary working on his Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy (EPMC). Ben’s intent is to be approved by Synod this June to be available for a call from a congregation and then Ordination in the CRC in the Fall.
Because of this intent Council will be asking the congregation to vote on April 24th to affirm the decision to call Ben to Living Hope CRC for this position.
You can find more information about Ben by clicking on the button below so that you can make an informed decision. You can also talk to any one of the search team members and ask them for insight. There was a lot of prayer, meetings, discussions, that went into this process. Ben and his wife were able to visit Abbotsford in March. We do feel that Ben would be a good fit into our community, and that he would work well with our staff and ministry leaders.
We look forward to seeing where God is leading our congregation.
Watch this short video that gives a summary about the Search Team Process: