Director of Youth Ministries
Bob has been Director since 1998! Before diving into ministry full time Bob farmed for 15 years and did construction work for a couple years between jobs. God began opening doors for Bob to enter paid ministry positions and he has been dreaming up ways to impact youth leaders and students ever since. After youth pastoring for 12 years Bob took on the roll of Director at the Synod Office. He oversees all youth events (with the help of some amazing organizing team members), has started up Leaders On The Horizon (a mentoring program for youth pastors to use with their students) and is very involved in Sticky Faith (a way for youth to keep their faith and churches to walk alongside them).
Kristin started working at the Synod office in the spring of 2009. Born and raised on the west coast in Canada, she moved out from Lynden, WA to brave the Midwest and Bob’s office. Kristin has a BA in Sociology and loves working with people from all different walks of life. Her passion is providing space for the Holy Spirit to move and seeing people encounter the love of Jesus. She has a blast helping Bob plan youth events and taking on the administrative roll in the office.
Almost all of our events have a team of people that help us! It’s a group effort and we couldn’t organize events without their gifts and talents.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
Alicia Beaver, Andy Vis, Brad Schelling, Bryce Vander Stelt, Drew Schmidt, Janene Van Gorp, Kelly Lantz, Nikki Johnson, Paul Rozeboom, Tim Walsten, Tracy Cleveringa, Walt Rogers
POWER CONNECTION / PC WORK CAMP
Arvin Boote, David Smit, Jerome Van De Stoet, Justin Schrock, Lauri Boote, Michael Dykstra
HIS WORK CAMP
Rob & Sharron Schelling, Loren & Judy Van Gorp, Kevin & Nicole Blankespoor, Brad Schelling, Gerry Korver
MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
2 Northwestern College Students