Community Builder

Colin Vander Ploeg

About Me: 

I am a child of my Heavenly Father, a brother of His Son, my King, and a walking companion of His Spirit.

I am on a journey of growing in listening prayer and experiencing the presence of Christ in all things, whether painful or joyful.   

I was born in Sarnia, ON, grew up in Woodstock ON, have lived in Hamilton, Cambridge, Grand Rapids MI, Edmonton AB and Abbotsford, BC and now Fenwick, ON.

I am husband to a wonderful woman of God, Anita and am father to three gifts from the Lord, adult sons who teach me much.  After graduating from Redeemer University College I worked at a landscaping company and in a car manufacturing plant before being led back to school at Calvin Theological Seminary to train for ministry.

I am serving my third congregation since entering ministry. 


 I like history, historical fiction, old buildings with stories, good comedy and I am a science fiction fan and have always enjoyed the cinema.   

I walk or cycle in an ever needed attempt to be physically fit.  I enjoy the climate where-ever we have lived.  I like exploring cities , museums, and grand vistas of creation when on vacation with my wife and which ever son will come along.

I am interested in the "closer together than we think" reality of my brothers and sisters in the various Christian traditions. 

I like a Moravian saying of "In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love."

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