Meet the Oak Lawn staff

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Matthew Meyrick

Worship Leader & Communications

Matt has a deep desire that Calvary Church be draw close to God through song, Scripture reading, and prayer. He also leads the Young Adult Connect Group.

If you are interested in serving with the worship and tech team, are interested in the Young Adult Connect Group, or have a communications request, email Matt

 

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Rev. Daniel Stidham

Community Pastor

Daniel Stidham is the proud husband of Megan Stidham and is the father of strong-lunged baby Nora. He was rescued by Jesus as a Junior in High School and he has been discipled by incredible men whom God used to shape him into the man he is today.

Contact Pastor Daniel
 

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Nate Rael

Oak Lawn KidsLife and Student Coordinator

Nate is a passionate teacher, husband, and father of 3. Nate’s heart is that even the youngest members of Calvary Oak Lawn will hear the Gospel story each week through activities, Bible curriculum, and worship.

If you have questions about what your family will experience in KidsLife, or would like to serve as a KidsLife volunteer, email Nate

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Nate Hendrikse

Care Deacon – 3-year term beginning January 1, 2021

Nate lives in Tinley Park with his wife Becca and son, Noah (1 y.o.). Nate owns and operates Navigator Bookkeeping and greatly enjoys both personal and business finance. As a family they enjoy most things outdoors, especially hiking, playing sports, and camping when they get the chance. They are also avid Packer and Chelsea F.C. fans. They are a social family who greatly enjoy their Connect Group and all the friendships that have grown from that crew. When Becca is not working overnight at the Advocate Christ Hospital Neonatal ICU, you’ll likely find them playing games with friends, eating ice cream, or travelling to visit family or friends out of state. If you’re looking for a new family to spend time with, they’d love to meet you on their front porch, share a meal, or get some ice cream together.

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John Vande Werken

Care Elder – 2-year term beginning January 1, 2021

My name is John Vande Werken and I have been attending church here all my life.

I have previously served as an elder, deacon, youth group leader as well as teaching Sunday School.
I am now retired from AT&T the last 2 1/2 years.
I enjoy model railroading, gardening and woodworking.
I have been married to Barb for 48 years.  We have 2 sons and 3 grandkids.
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Jim Bolhuis

Care Deacon – 2-year term beginning January 1, 2021

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Timothy J. King

Care Elder – 3-year term beginning January 1, 2021

I am fifty-three years old and have been married to my lovely wife, Joan, since May 15, 2004.  We have two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Heather.  Hannah is fifteen years old and in her first year at Chicago Christian High School.  Heather is eleven years old and is beginning middle school at the SCCS campus across from Calvary.  Joan is a nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook Country.

After graduating from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, I became an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in Reformed Church in America on December 13, 1997.  Since then, I have served as a pastor, minister under contract, worship director and youth director at congregations in Illinois and Indiana.  My most recent position occurred from August 20, 2006 to May 31, 2015 at Parkview Presbyterian Church in Oak Park, IL.  Prior to my time at Parkview, I completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education with Resurrection Health Care in Chicago, IL.

Currently I am employed at Park Lawn, which provides education and support to people with developmental disabilities in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  Prior to the pandemic I transported clients from their homes or CILAs to Parklawn facilities and places of employment.  Now I’m serving as activity aide at Park Lawn Center in Alsip.

In the midst of unprecedent times, we’re excited to be at Calvary Church and hopeful about what God will do in our lives.