I’m Dan Galenkamp, the new Justice Mobilizer for DMC. As a recent graduate of Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, I’ve been eager on finding work that incorporates my faith and my enthusiasm for helping others.
I have a real passion for justice and reconciliation. From the humble beginnings of a high school law class—where I learned about the concept of restorative justice—to the end of my time at Redeemer, I have found myself with a keen interest in how I can help those less fortunate and those in need. I recently led a group of high school graduates in a discipleship training program that culminated with a month of volunteer work in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We worked with families at a youth drop-in centre in the low-income area of Belfast, led school assemblies and church programs, interacted with the homeless, and learned how to properly articulate our faith to others.
I have high hopes for the Christian Reformed Church. I believe we have been called to manifest God’s kingdom here on earth, and a large part of this is in the area of justice. To me, the chief responsibility of those seeking justice is to bring about the Lord’s shalom, or peace. This requires reconciliation in our relationships with each other, with ourselves, with creation, and with God to the way they were intended to be.
I look forward to working with the team at DMC to help empower communities and deacons all over Canada.
Connect with Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org