Thrive welcomes Mark Bennink and Eunice Kim as endorsed chaplains in the Christian Reformed Church. Learn more about their stories below!
Mark serves as a chaplain for Hospice of Michigan and primarily covers Grand Rapids. He is called by Holland Heights CRC. Previously, he served four congregations as a pastor for almost 24 years. He is a graduate of Calvin University and Calvin Seminary (M.Div, 1997). Mark completed several units of CPE with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. He is married to Sheri Bennink and they live in Jenison, Mich.
Eunice was born in Korea and spent her formative years in the Northern Mariana Islands before coming to the US. She starts work in September as a chaplain for Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. She recently completed her CPE residency at John Muir Hospital, Concord, CA. After attending Calvin Theological Seminary she received a Masters in Religious Education and served over 15 years in several congregations in California. She completed her M.Div requirements at Calvin in 2021. She and her husband Daniel are relocating to southern California and they have three daughters.