Diaconal Ministries Canada is staffed by individuals who are committed to promoting the work of deacons within the church and the community. We recognize the diaconate as a key vehicle for mobilizing the ministries of the church and its members in response to people with needs.
We are here to help.
Regional Ministry Developer (East)
Regional Ministry Developer (West)
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Canadian Justice Mobilizer*
*This position falls under Canadian Ministries, Diaconal Ministries Canada, World Renew, and the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue
Careers & Opportunities
Diaconal Coaches are trained and experienced in diaconal work. They are ready and willing to guide you in your role. They’ll work together with you to learn how to engage with your community, promote stewarship in your congregation, promote mercy and justice—and work out your calling in your church and community.
Coaches are available to connect with every diaconate (the team of deacons in a church) in every Christian Reformed Church across Canada.
Find Your Coach!
Our Diaconal Coaches are available across the country to support you in your work as deacons.
Board of Directors
The Board of Diaconal Ministries Canada includes one (1) representative from each of the 12 Canadian Classis in the Christian Reformed Church.
- Norman Haayema, Classis Alberta North (Secretary)
- Don Miedema, Classis Alberta South/Sask.
- Cindy Verbeek, Classis British Columbia North West
- Michael Prins, Classis British Columbia South East
- Jane Adema, Classis Chatham
- Ineke Neutel, Classis Eastern Canada
- Scott Plante, Classis Hamilton (Treasurer)
- Mechele Tebrake, Classis Huron
- Erica Snippe-Jurako, Classis Lake Superior (Chair)
- Laura Blundell, Classis Niagara
- Vacant, Classis Quinte
- Martin Slofstra, Classis Toronto (Vice-Chair)