Participant

Tom Van Engen

About Me: 

Hull Christian Grade School, Pella Christian High School, Dordt College, Married Rose Vander Plaats, Sons Matthew & Kim, David, and Jeremy & Kelly, Six grandchildren, Careers working with Handicapped Children and Adults, Chemical Dependency Counseling and Social Work, Minnesota House of Representatives, Insurance, Paint & Construction Sales, and Ordained CRC Ministry.

Interests: 

Snorkeling, Swimming, Movies, reading, children and grandchildren.

  • Happy New Year to all from Faith Presbyterian CRC in Chalan Pago, Guam where it is 82 degrees F.  My first response before being called as Senior Pastor here, "Who knew there is a CRC in Guam??"...

  • I served three 3 year terms as Elder in two MN churches, twice went to Synod as an Elder, then became ordained Pastor now eleven years and went to Synod twice as Pastor in two separate Classes. ...

  • At Faith Presbyterian CRC (Guam) we have a time in almost all services where we have an open mic, people are invited to come forward to share praises and prayer requests.  A designated person,...

  • I still far and away prefer the NIV (84) Study Bible, had it a very long time and still love it.

  • Rob, I'm sorry, I wrote all of the following paragraphs before I realized you had already received answers from my friend Todd Zuidema (who signed my certificate of ordination) and someone else. ...

  • Hello Arthur.  I do not know why your question has gone unanswered for so long, but for me I just saw it for the first time late-yesterday and I would like to try to give you an answer.  I hope...

  • Hello Arthur.  I do not know why your question has gone unanswered for so long, but for me I just saw it for the first time late-yesterday and I would like to try to give you an answer.  I hope...

  • Good points all, Jim and Todd.  Thanks for a thoughtful discussion!

  • Interesting that this question indicates indirectly that the family had been attending another CRC for two years when they were 'declared lapsed in 2009', which raises the question why they were...

  • Thanks Ken and Scott, I remembered the part about charing the meeting and Roberts Rules of Order about ten seconds after I hit 'save'.