We are happy to welcome three new elder candidates to add their gifts to our Elder Board. We hope you will take time to get to know them and to let them know that we are glad for their willingness to serve our community. Each candidate has gone through a prayerful and thorough discernment process with the Elder Selection Committee which includes a pastor, a current elder, and other trusted people from our community. If you have additional feedback about a candidate, please contact the elders at email@example.com.
When nominating a candidate, please follow the procedure described here:
My name is Rietje Bakker, I am happily married to Andries Knevel, and together we have two sons and one daughter, and five grandchildren.
Serving as an elder in Crossroads is a blessing as it gives a great view on what God is doing in this world though His church. God is the hope for this life and working for Him for a better new world and His new fresh spirit in us is making every day very valuable.Eternal life is not only a quantity of life but also a quality of life in the here and now. What I love about Crossroads is that Jesus is in the centre, that it has a special fresh approach to shaping ministry and its international / city culture.
My name is Vitaliy Proshak. I am married to Tanya and together we are raising our daughter Daniella-Izabell. We have been part of the Crossroads community for the last 11 years and are active in various roles. Starting from 2004 I became a member of the Personal Prayer Team and enjoy doing it quite a lot.
My name is Peter van der Bijl, 57 years old and married to Rikst for 31 years. We have 3 children ,Eline, Stephanie and Philip.
I was raised in a Christian family and came to a personal faith within a youth camp when I was a youngster.
This December, Harmen Wiegman was officially installed as a new Elder at Crossroads Amsterdam, after 6 months of already working closely with the elders. Time for the rest of us to learn more about him.
We are pleased to announce that James Paton has accepted the call to serve Crossroads as our Teaching Pastor, serving on the leadership team along with Bill Hoopes as Community Pastor and Miriam Phillips as Executive Pastor. James and his wife Gillian plan to arrive in early February with their two children, Callum (16), Eilidh (15) to join their son John, already studying in Amsterdam.