Chaplaincy and Care Ministry welcomes Eric Boer, Tricia Bosma, Aleke Dekker, Becky Tjapkes, and Youngja Yun as endorsed chaplains in the Christian Reformed Church. Learn more about their stories below!
Eric currently works at Alger Park CRC in Grand Rapids, MI, as the Director of Student Ministries. He has completed two units of CPE and is beginning to look for chaplain positions in healthcare and hospice. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (TH.M) and is married to Stephanie Boer. They live in Grand Rapids, MI.
Tricia graduated from Calvin Seminary (M.Div) and is in the process of completing her ordination requirements. She served as a chaplain resident at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and currently works as a chaplain for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Tricia and her husband Rob live in Grand Rapids, MI.
Aleke currently works as a chaplain/spiritual care provider at the Hope Acres Addiction Treatment Center in Glencairn, ON. She is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary (M.Div) and completed two units of CPE. She is married to Rik Dekker and they live in Barrie, ON.
Becky was recently ordained as a Minister of the Word in classis Muskegon. She serves as hospice chaplain for Harbor Hospice of Michigan. She is a Calvin Seminary graduate (M.Div) and lives with her husband Paul in Nunica, MI. Becky has completed two CPE units at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.
Youngja serves as a chaplain for Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines and Newton, IA. She was born on 'Jeju' island, South Korea and moved to the US in 2003. She is a graduate of Calvin Seminary (MA) and completed a CPE residency at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. She and her husband Seongjun Kim live in Ames, IA.