I have been working in the classis level of church life for almost eight years. While attending Tyndale Seminary in Toronto in 2003 I began working half-time for Classis Toronto as their first Ministry Coordinator. I still work for them half-time but my life has changed significantly in the last seven plus years.
A few months before beginning with Classis Toronto I married David Koene. We are now the proud parents of two boys, Job 4 years old and David is two, and are looking forward to another addition this summer.
In the last seven years I also finished my MDiv at Tyndale and took the required courses for the EPMC program at Calvin Seminary. I was called by Hope Fellowship this year and was ordained May 27, 2011. Now I serve Classis Toronto as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament.
How have we lost trust in each other? Is it because we do not agree on certian issues? How can regain trust in each other while still holding positions that are different?viewposted on: Why Synod Needs Classis
As a leader in a classis I do long for more lay participation but not just in classical committees. In Classis Toronto we do have a lot of lay participation in our committees - we try to have at...viewposted on: Why Synod Needs Classis
Bev, I really appreciate your comments about prayer and discernment when looking for leaders. I think too we need to be very prayerful and discerning about our plans and ways we set up to find...viewposted on: Intentionally Diverse and Unified