Dr. Calvin Hoogendoorn

Lead Pastor

605.338.6904 Ext. 102


Born in Kingston, Ontario, Pastor Cal is an avid hockey fan with dual citizenship. Prior to his arrival in Sioux Falls in 2004, he served two churches in Chicago. Cal and his wife, Carla, have three daughters.

Ron De Wit

Director of Pastoral Care

605.338.6904 Ext. 103


After over 20 years in the public sector, Ron felt God’s call into full-time ministry in 2007. Ron enjoys traveling, showing hospitality, and staying active. He and his wife, Lex, have two daughters and one grandchild.

Kristi Clapp

Director of Communication

605.338.6904 Ext. 106


Since 2007, Kristi has worked at First CRC in various roles. She enjoys camping and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Jamey, have three children.

Kristin Pater

Director of Worship

605.338.6904 Ext. 111


A school music teacher who conducts private lessons, Kristin has been with the First CRC staff since 2013, organizing the weekly worship services and volunteers. She and her husband, Chad, have three children.

Kari Davelaar

Director of Health Ministry and Community Care

605.338.6904 Ext. 108


As head of the health ministry team since 2009, Kari organizes the health and healing programs for the congregation. She has been a nurse for over 20 years. Kari and her husband, Mike, have four children.

Melissa Prins

Director of Adult Ministry

605.338.6904 Ext. 105


After nearly 20 years in the financial industry, Melissa joined the staff in 2015, coordinating small group ministries and helping welcome visitors and new members. She and her husband, Trent have three sons.

Kaitlin Hoogendoorn

Ministry Assistant & Reception

605.338.6904 Ext. 104


Kaitlin joined the staff in 2014 as ministry assistant and receptionist. Kaitlin ensures a support environment for the overall ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, video games, and reading.

Heather Buys

Director of Early Childhood Ministry

605-338-6904 Ext. 112


Heather has spent the last ten years working with kids, both in a classroom setting and childcare. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband Nate and their two children.

Carlye Tazelaar

Director of Youth Ministry

605-338-6904 Ext. 101


Carlye joined the staff in 2017 after graduating from Dordt College. She is passionate about youth discipleship and missions, and is a huge biblical studies nerd. She lives with her dog Jax and is eagerly planning her May 2018 wedding.

Al vanDonkersgoed


605-338-6904 Ext. 110


Born and raised in Canada, Al has served in Christian education for over 20 years as a teacher and coach. He enjoys all things “handyman”, as well as spending time with his wife, Sherra and their four children, Noah, Kylah, Jude and Titus.

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