A listing of our church leaders and volunteers
Weekday Church workdays: Monday, Wednesday & Friday. (Regular office hours 10-12:00 on those days.) Days off (for research): Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Originally from the US, I came to Europe for graduate study, but then fell in love with Coretta and the Continent, and followed a calling into ordained pastoral ministry in the Church of England. I trained at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, in beautiful Durham, England, and have served in the Diocese in Europe ever since, first in Bern and Neuchâtel (Switzerland), then Arnhem, Nijmegen and Twente (the Netherlands) and now in the city and province of Groningen. Besides working with a terrific team of Christians to build up Grace Anglican Church Groningen, I am a University Chaplain and Assistant Director of Ordinands for the Diocese in Europe, and have served from 2015-2017 as Area Dean for the Netherlands. I am also Archdeacon for Northwest Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) and am working on a PhD at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Dragos comes from the city of Galati, in South-East of Romania. He discovered God in the ‘Holy Trinity’ Baptist church in the same city. There he served the Lord in the video-projecting department, led a teenagers’ home group and translated sermons from English to Romanian when needed.
I was born and grew up in a small rural community in the Netherlands. Since then I have worked and lived, together with my husband Benno and our three sons, in the Central African Republic for 8 years, in Vancouver for a year, and in Oxford, UK, for another 8 years. I have mostly worked in theological education, and the education of women in French speaking Africa is my passion.
During my studies in Groningen I had the opportunity to study abroad twice. This has been a great experience for me, especially thanks to the churches I attended over there.
Philip originates from the city of Melbourne in Australia; and together with his wife Erin attended an Anglican church; itself a church plant called City on a Hill and leads a home group.
As well as being Derek’s fiancée, Hilke is our very knowledgeable guide on the bicycle outings.