About Me: 

Member of West End CRC in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Have been elder, My wife Jennie has served as a pastoral elder. Serve as executive elder starting in September, 2014, and music and liturgy committee.

Have served as CRWRC Director for the Philippines 1970 - 1974. Worked in Agriculture most of my life, retired from this in 2002. Current work is part time at home as tax preparer, and for H&R Block during tax season. Was congregational CRWM rep for 15 years for our church.

Married, with 3 children, two of whom are married, and have 7 grandchildren. Children are living in Toronto, Ontario (daughter with 2 children plus 2 from spouse's previous marriage), Edmonton, Alberta (son with 3 children), and Edmonton, Alberta (single), respectively.

My wife and I volunteer and educate for the Canadian diabetes Association. We volunteer for various church duties as occasions arise. We are both active in our church choir. I also volunteer for CVITP (Canadian Volunteer Income Tax Program), to prepare free tax returns for low income earners.


Like doing computer work, and exploring new applications. Interested in nutrition, and hold a Masters degree in animal nutrition.

Discussion Topic
0 rating

Network use

Not many in our church are registered. In my experience as an elder, not many of our members are aware of denominational agencies and activities. I think it may be necessary for someone to visit the churches and/or church meetings such as congregational and classis meetings and talke about the network. A good video presentation could also be put together to be used in churches.
Network News
  • I offer a copy of our music and liturgy committee mandate, which may help, as follows:

    5.5. Music and Liturgy Committee
    November 1, 2006
    A. Mandate
    To implement the goals and...

  • We recently downsized. While I am not a pastor, we were able to donate some to our church library, and others to a thrift store our church members operate. Our children were given first choice,...

  • In Canadian tax law, the same issue exists, and in this case you cannot determine yourself whether you are classified as an employee or self-employed; it is determined by CRA, the Canada Revenue...

  • I love it that you used a harmonica in worship. I was given a harmonica at age 5, and that started a lifelong love of music for me,especially church music. (I am now a senior)

  • We don't yet have the projection version of the new hymnal, but are starting to use and teach the new hymnal materials. Thanks for the website

  • Thanks for this note. Some of our screen operators use this, but I was wondering about the website.

  • I heartily agree with most of your comments. The inappropriate use of bands and worship leaders could lead to problems, but could also be solutions. The song leaders should have as a goal...

  • i concur with a lot of the sentiments in this article. Of course, I personally like singing and am a choir member, and have been most of my life but young men and boys as well as women are not...

  • We have watched this as well. my wife and I are quite familiar with the Bible stories. The series does make them interesting. Certainly, a lot of details in the Bible are not included, and...

  • I think it looks better. I like the links on the opening page. I am not sure I could tell exactly what has changed, but it is more attractive.