Pastor Derek Buikema
Pastor Derek Buikema is the Lead Pastor at Orland Park Church, and he has been at OPCRC since August of 2013. Derek grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and attended Milwaukee Christian School and Milwaukee Lutheran High School, where he was involved in drama and music and participated in several school plays, both as an actor and as a set builder. Derek attended Wheaton College, where he was part of their club Ultimate Frisbee team, and helped found an improvisational comedy team that still exists at Wheaton. He performed with Wheaton Improv for all his years of college. Derek attended both Westminster Seminary and Calvin Seminary, at both places deepening his love for Christ, His Word, and the church. He still enjoys Ultimate, the dramatic arts, and he particularly loves getting to know new people, conversation with good friends, Christ-centered preaching, and the Heidelberg Catechism. Email Pastor Derek

PASTOR DAN ROEDA

Pastor Dan Roeda is the Pastor of Congregational Life at Orland Park CRC, and he serves in the areas of pastoral care, education, discipleship, and preaching. Pastor Dan grew up in Latin America, the son of missionaries. He graduated from Trinity College and Calvin Seminary. He served as a leadership developer in the Dominican Republic for five years, and then pastored Newton CRC in Iowa for five years and Delavan CRC in Wisconsin for 20 years. His wife, Jan, grew up in South Holland. They have three children who live in Oregon, Texas, and Michigan, and they are experiencing the joy of a first grandson. As a missionary, Dan enjoyed writing curriculum, teaching classes, and helping build church buildings. In Iowa and Wisconsin, he enjoyed preaching, teaching, church administration, and pastoral care in the congregations he served. He and Jan are very excited to be at Orland Park CRC. Email Pastor Dan.

Robert Deckinga

Robert Deckinga is the Executive Administrator at OPCRC and the newest member of the staff. Bob grew up in Evergreen Park. He graduated from Calvin College with B.A. in Education and received a master’s degree in Supervision and Administration from St. Xavier College in Chicago. He began his career as a junior high teacher at Southwest Christian Schools in Oak Lawn, teaching there for 17 years and later serving as principal of the Oak Lawn campus for the next 9 years. Bob was invited to work in Chicago as a “city-wide principal” in their Office of Accountability. He later became the Director of Critical School Support in Chicago Public Schools, supervising thirty-five administrators, monitoring more than ninety schools. He has been married to his wife, Cheryl, for more than 40 years, and they have four adult children and ten grandchildren. He enjoys working with the excellent staff at OPCRC and being part of the exciting ministry at Orland. Email Bob.

CLAIRE RATLIFF

Claire Ratliff is the Director of Worship at Orland Park CRC. Claire grew up in Stephenville, Texas, and attended Stephenville High School, where she was involved in choir, band, track & field, and volleyball. Claire attended Tarleton State University, where she ran track & field and was a music major. After receiving her B.A. in music, Claire graduated from Baylor University with a Master of Theological Studies degree. Throughout her time at Tarleton and Baylor, she enjoyed leading worship at several churches and college ministries. Claire is married to Brandon. They have been married for two years and are having the time of their lives.
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Becky Vande Kamp
Becky Vande Kamp has been the Youth Director at OPCRC since June of 2001. She has been involved in Youth Ministry as a volunteer since 1996. Her responsibilities include planning activities and Bible lessons for the Jr. High and Sr. High youth of the church. Becky enjoys working with young people, and has a passion to encourage them in their walk of faith. She also encourages them to seek opportunities to reach out and build up God's kingdom through service both in our community and abroad. Becky is married to Joel and they have 5 children. Email Becky
Judy Kamp

Judy Kamp is the Education Coordinator at OPCRC. Her responsibilities include coordinating the Sunday school program and overseeing children’s church, nursery, adult education, GEMS, Cadets, and the church library. Judy is originally from New Jersey and studied elementary physical education at Calvin College. She and her husband, Bob, have been members at OPCRC since 1987. Previous to taking her position at OPCRC, Judy was a stay-at-home mom to their four children, Matt, Joel, Emily, and Leah. During those years she was active in many volunteer roles, including coach, aerobics instructor, GEMS coordinator, Story Hour director, Sunday school teacher, VBS volunteer, and Children's Church. She also has her own part-time business as a Juice Plus sales coordinator and health coach. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, reading, exercising, and cooking healthy. Email Judy.

Sheila Cook

Sheila Cook is the Discipleship Ministries Coordinator at OPCRC. She provides support and guidance for the discipleship and outreach ministries at OPCRC, which includes assisting with small groups and helping to connect members with the various service and outreach ministries of the church. Sheila grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and went on to study Early Childhood Education at Mount Union College. While at Mount Union she came to know Christ as her Lord and Savior and became involved with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru). She met her husband Nick while in college as well, and they later joined staff with Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Cru. Nick and Sheila have two children, and they enjoy studying the Bible together, reading books, exercising, watching sports, and spending time with extended family. Email Sheila.

Gloria Kamp

Gloria Kamp is the Office Manager at OPCRC. She has been on staff since 1997 and has had various jobs throughout the years. Her job pertains to the business side of church. She inputs vouchers, cuts checks, balances accounts, maintains the church calendar and database. She also assists the Executive Administrator. She is married to Kevin. They have 3 children living in Texas, Indiana, & Michigan and have 5 grandchildren all living in Texas.  Email Gloria

Denise Vander Plaats
Denise Vander Plaats

is the Communications Coordinator at OPCRC. She is responsible for church communications both within and outside the church. She publishes our church's newsletter, the Outlook, prepares the weekly bulletin, and supports our church leadership and ministry leaders in their communication/publication needs. She is also responsible for updating and maintaining the church website. Denise grew up in the Palos Heights area and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where she received a bachelor degree in fine art and English. At OPCRC, she has volunteered as a GEMS counselor, on the committee for Vacation Bible School, and currently serves on the mission committee and the praise team. Denise is married to Dan and they have two children. 

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Carol Vroom
Carol Vroom serves Orland Park Christian Reformed Church as Adult Choir Director. Carol has a passion for singing and making music to the LORD. Carol is married to Jim. They are blessed with two children and two grandchildren. Email Carol
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