Our congregational justice mobilizers are here to encourage and support churches in their response to God's call to justice. We can help you learn about biblical justice, and about specific issues such as global poverty or immigration reform. We can suggest readings, lead workshops, be a guest speaker or preacher, suggest ideas for how to get started, or help you figure out how to continue along the journey. And if you have a story to share about how you or your church is responding to God’s call to justice, we'd love to hear it.
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Contact Steve, Kris or Kelly below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time to learn how we can be a resource for you.
Steve van de Hoef is the Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer for Canadian Ministries. He works with the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee (CAMC), the Office of Social Justice (OSJ), and the Centre for Public Dialogue, encouraging CRC members and churches in Canada to learn about social justice issues, and mobilize them to action and advocacy.
If you or your church wants to learn more about living the call to justice or has a story to share, please don't hesitate to contact Steve by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (800) 730-3490 ext. 296 (office), or (905) 320-8255 (cell).
In the United States
Kris Van Engen is the Congregational Justice Mobilizer for the Office of Social Justice and Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. He equips people as they act on Jesus' instructions to be peacemakers, to do justice, and to prevent the root causes of poverty and hunger.
Kris previously worked for 10 years as a pastor and church ministries director. He and his wife Lisa have two children, Ellie and Josiah.
Contact Kris by phone at 616-241-1691 x236, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Organ is the Congregational Justice Mobilizer Intern for the Office of Social Justice. She helps congregations explore how to live out God's call to do justice in the world and offers encouragement as they pursue justice in their own communities and beyond. Kelly works especially closely with the issue of immigration reform and the "Church Between Borders" program, which helps churches learn how to welcome and love the strangers in their midst.
Kelly graduated from Calvin College with a degree in International Relations and Congregational and Ministry Studies. She and her husband Jack live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Contact Kelly by phone at 616-241-1691 x236, or email at email@example.com.