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 and his wonderful wife Aubrey have one daughter and one baby on the way who fill them with joy. Derek grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin, attended Wheaton College, Westminster Seminary, and Calvin Seminary, Each one of those institutions was used by God to deepen Derek's love for Christ, His Word, and the church. Derek’s sermons have been featured on AM 1160’s program “Teach Chicago,” and he is a regular conference speaker. When he can find the time he enjoys playing basketball with friends from the church, Ultimate Frisbee, and improvisational comedy. He particularly loves getting to know new people, conversation with good friends, Christ-centered expositional 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.

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. Seeking a theological education, she then attended Baylor University where she gained a deep love for the local church and its corporate worship.  Claire served as the Director of Worship at Grace Church in Pompano Beach, FL for two years. Claire is married to Brandon and they have a beautiful, goofy baby girl, Jane. They love exploring their new city, Chicago, especially its cuisine.  They’d love to take you out for a meal at a new restaurant sometime, so just ask!  
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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.

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 Ohio, Indiana, & Michigan and have 5 grandchildren.  Email Gloria

Josh Siegers

Josh Siegers is the Technical Director at OPCRC. He handles all audio/visual at the church. Josh grew up in Orland Park and has attended our church all his life. He started volunteering in the sound booth when he was 15 years old and found his new passion. He attended Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and graduated with a film and broadcast degree. He met his wife, Sabrina, at a wedding and they have their own business doing wedding photography and video. In his spare time he loves playing with his goldendoodle, Piper, watching vlogs on Youtube, and learning about the latest technology gadgets. Email Josh.

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, creates graphics for Sunday services and church ministries, 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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