Our Team

team-472488_1920Community Church of Richmond Hill is governed by a local assembly of the elders, deacons and the pastor.

Office Bearers

In the office bearers of the church, we see the love of Christ for his people. As the Lord of the church he appoints leaders and by his Spirit equips them so that believers may grow in faith, develop disciplined Christian living, serve others in selfless love and share with all the good news of salvation.

The elders, with the pastor, shall oversee the doctrine and life of the members of the congregation and fellow office bearers, shall exercise admonition and discipline along with pastoral care in the congregation, shall participate in and promote evangelism, and shall defend the faith.

Deacons are chosen to give leadership to diaconal ministry. In this ministry, deacons empower members of their own congregation and partner with neighbouring churches, Christian services, and local social agencies. Diaconal Ministry, to touch people’s lives as Christ’s hands and feet, focuses mainly on the following areas: Compassion, Community Ministry, Stewardship, Justice.

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We currently do not have a Full-Time Pastor, but we are blessed with Rev. Ruth Hofman, as our Interim Pastor.  She preaches 2x per month.  If you require pastoral care, please connect with Marleen Clements, the church’s office administrator.  She will connect you.

Pastor Jack Klooster is our Youth Pastor.

Mrs. Marleen Clements in our Office Administrator.

Marleen Clements-Office Administrator

Marleen moved from The Netherlands with her husband in 2001 and landed in Canada after living in the USA for 4 years. With no family in North America, Marleen feels blessed with her church family. Before she had kids she worked as a flight attendant and a pre-school teacher. With all the skills learned in those professions and the organizational skills learned from being a mom of three and volunteering for countless hours within the church and the community she feels right at home in the office to keep the church organized.

Jack Klooster - Youth Pastor

Jack was born and raised into a Christian family and has felt God’s presence in his life for as long as he can remember.   He has a passion for leading young people to Christ, and is always looking for ways to make learning about faith a fun, interactive, but most of all, meaningful process.

Jack is a graduate of Redeemer University, and has since taken courses at Tyndale, Seneca, and The Adler Center for Learning, and continues to be an active volunteer within a number of schools and agencies within the Richmond Hill Community.

Jack met his wife Karina here at Community Church and together they share a passion for reaching out to those around them, both within the church and the community.

Jack’s other passions include sports (primarily baseball), learning new magic tricks, reading, traveling to Ecuador, and useless trivia, with the goal to someday appear on Jeopardy!

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