Leadership & Staff
The main governing body in most Christian Reformed churches is the Church Council. It is made up of church Elders, Deacons, and Pastors. Elders and Deacons at LICRC are nominated and affirmed by other church members and serve for 3-year terms.
“The elders, with the minister(s), oversee the doctrine and life of the members of the congregation and fellow office bearers, exercise admonition and discipline along with pastoral care in the congregation, participate in and promote evangelism, and defend the faith.” In short, Elders focus on the health of their church family – their faith formation and healthy expression as men and women following Christ.
Deacons are chosen to empower members of their own congregation and partner with neighboring churches, Christian services, and local social agencies. Deacons offer leadership for the entire church body, to touch people’s lives as Christ’s hands and feet by focusing on: compassion, community ministry, stewardship, and justice concerns – in short, many areas that focus on reaching out to embrace the world around us.
Pastors & Staff
Langley Immanuel is currently trusting God for a new Head Pastor and a calling committee is actively searching for candidates to invite.
Our former pastor, Dan Hoogland, moved with his family to Moncton, NB, in September 2018 to accept a call there. We wish him God’s blessing!
Kevin arrived from Edmonton, AB, to serve at the church in 2008. He is a graduate of Redeemer University College. His enthusiastic leadership has been embraced by the church. Kevin and his wife have three daughters.
Kev has a warm outlook on life, is quick to chuckle and joke, loves his family, sports, theatre, and comedy, and it’s rumoured Kev has taken up extreme albino snow camel racing (you’ll have to ask him directly if the rumour is true).
Sylvia was born and raised in Langley. She and her husband joined Langley Immanuel in 2008 and Sylvia began her role as Administrator in 2014. They have four adult children, one daughter-in-law, and four lively grandchildren.
Sylvia is passionate about loving God and helping others – whether it be in her family, as a volunteer in the community, or as she manages the church office. Her warm and quick smile are a first taste of the church’s hospitality.