Meet Our Staff!

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 son 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..

Derek Buikema

Derek Buikema

Lead Pastor

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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. 

Dan Roeda

Dan Roeda

Pastor

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Dean Galemb is the Director of Discipleship and Outreach at Orland Park CRC. Dean grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and attended Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. There he earned his Masters in Counseling and has been working for Cross Care Counseling the past couple of years. He is passionate about connecting biblical truth to daily life. He married his wife, Julia, in 2018 and they have a cockatiel together. Dean enjoys making people laugh, being outdoors, working on cars, and listening to Christian hip hop.

Dean Galemb

Dean Galemb

Director of Discipleship and Outreach

Joseph Bartels is the Director of Worship at Orland Park CRC. Joseph started with OPCRC in May of 2020. Joseph grew up in Orange City, Iowa, and attended Unity Christian High School. Joseph attended Dordt University, where he played hockey and participated in the Dordt Wind Symphony for four years as a percussionist. He spent a lot of time playing and recording music there. Joseph is married to Katie and they enjoy going on walks, cooking, and watching tv together. Joseph and Katie look forward to getting to know people from different backgrounds and exploring the local music scene in Chicago.

Joseph Bartels

Joseph Bartels

Director of Worship

Gloria Kamp is the Office Manager for OPCRC. She has been on staff since 1997 and has had various jobs throughout the years. The largest part of her job as Office Manager pertains to the business side of church. She inputs vouchers, pay bills, and balances the accounts. She handles correspondence between the office and church council. She also maintains the church calendar, database, and payroll. She is married to Kevin and they have three children, all married and living in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. They also have seven grandchildren.  

Gloria Kamp

Gloria Kamp

Office Manager

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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.

Judy Kamp

Judy Kamp

Education Coordinator

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Dori Summers is the Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator at Orland Park Church.  Her responsibilities include providing support to ministries such as various Bible studies, small groups, college ministry, car show and the church food pantry.  Dori grew up in Palos Heights and attended MacCormac College in Chicago where she received an Associate’s Degree.  She and her husband, Steve, have been members at OPCRC since 2000.  Throughout those years, she has served as a GEMS counselor, Moppets leader, VBS core committee, WOW teacher and small group leader.  Prior to taking her position here at Orland, Dori was a stay-at-home mom to their three children, Simon, Stacy and Seth.  She enjoys being with her family, playing card games, riding her bike and baking.

Dori Summers

Dori Summers

Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator

Denise Vander Plaats is the Communications Coordinator at OPCRC. She is responsible for church communications both within and outside the church. She sends out the weekly news emails, 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 Palos Heights and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where she received a bachelors 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, the welcome committee, and the praise team. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, baking, hanging out with family, and binge watching things on tv. Denise and her husband, Dan, have two children, Ben and Emma.

Denise Vander Plaats

Denise Vander Plaats

Communications Coordinator

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Kadee Summers is the Youth Ministries Coordinator at OPCRC. Her responsibilities involve planning activities and Bible lessons for the 7th and 8th graders and high school youth of the church. She became a member of OPCRC in March of 2020, and has been married to Simon Summers for almost two years. Previously a member at Palos Heights CRC, Kadee has been a leader for GEMS, middle school and high school youth group, VBS, an after-school program, and a profession of faith class. She grew up in a family of eight and loves being around people when possible. She has a deep desire to see Christian youth grow in their relationships with Christ and understand what that means in their everyday lives, along with what that means as a part of a church family. Kadee enjoys playing sports and games, laughing, and making noise.  

Kadee Summers

Kadee Summers

Youth Ministries Coordinator

Matt Kamp is the head custodian at OPCRC. His responsibilities include building maintenance, set-ups/take-downs, and lawn care. Matt was born and raised in Tinley Park, IL, and attended Trinity Christian College. Matt has been a member at OPCRC since 1987. He and his wife, Ali, currently live in Mokena, IL. Previously for work, Matt and his brother, Joel, co-owned a gym in Orland Park. He enjoys playing golf and softball in his free time.

Matt Kamp

Matt Kamp

Head Custodian

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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.

Carol Vroom

Carol Vroom

Adult Choir Director

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