Since July 2017, a group of 13 representatives of the congregation met regularly to search for the next pastor of Fourteenth Street CRC. In May 2018, the Pastor Search Team made a recommendation to the council and the congregation to call Benj Petroelje as our next Pastor. The congregation and council both approved the recommendation, and Benj Petroelje accepted our call in June of 2018.
Benj Petroelje attended Taylor University for his bachelor’s degree before going to Regent College for his Master’s of Divinity. Benj served as Associate Pastor at Fleetwood CRC in British Columbia before heading to the University of Edinburgh to pursue his PhD in New Testament. He will be completing his PhD this fall.
We are very excited about Benj and his family joining our ministry in the late fall. If you have any questions about the upcoming transition, please contact the chair of council, Maria Rooks (firstname.lastname@example.org).