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Let's celebrate Josh Sinnema and Matt Kooi
Joshua Sinnema and Matthew Kooi are sons of Calvary. Joshua came to Calvary newly married working for a local college. He and his wife Lacee got plugged in and a few years later, we hired him as our youth director. Matt Kooi grew up at Calvary. A master piano player, Matt has played at our worship services for years. Thirteen years ago Matt came on staff to serve our worship department. Both Josh and Matt have been exemplary gifts to Calvary.
Sensing a call to pastoral ministry, both entered into seminary. Last week, Matt Kooi graduated with his Master of Divinity. Josh is diligently working towards his MDiv. These two men found their call with us, were discipled by us and are the first fruits of a church serious about discipleship. Nothing gives me more joy than to see how God has used us in their incredible journey with Jesus.
Our joy is touched with sorrow. Matt has received and accepted a call to serve a church in Colorado while Josh has accepted a call in Montana. They leave us but in their leaving, they follow Jesus. This reality will continue, God willing, in the years to come. The more disciples we cultivate, the more who will be called across the country and the world.
We want to celebrate these two men, so put these two dates in your calendar.
On Sunday, 5/30, at 4pm, we will be having Matt Kooi’s ordination service at Calvary Orland. We will worship, consider God’s goodness, and celebrate communion together.
On Sunday, 6/13, at our morning services at Calvary Orland, Josh will be preaching and it will be he and his family’s last Sunday. There will also be several students professing their faith and getting baptized.
Let’s celebrate together. We have reasons to be proud. These two men represent the best of who we are.