Welcome to Wheaton Christian Reformed Church’s home online. We’re glad that you are here! It is our hope that this page will make your future in-person visit with us more comfortable. When you visit us, you’ll find that we are a vibrant, welcoming community that enjoys worshiping God together. In an increasingly fractured society, church is one of the few places where people come together across socio-economic and age lines and really get to know each other. Wheaton CRC is an example of that coming together, which we hope you get to experience in person.
Our name Wheaton Christian Reformed Church contains both a mark of our location (Wheaton, IL) and a description of our beliefs. We are Christian in that we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the one who saves us from our sins and thus rules and reigns over our lives.
Wheaton CRC held its first worship service in May of 1949. From the beginning, the church was unconventional, its services held in the Masonic Temple in Wheaton despite the CRC’s antipathy toward the Masons. Early members remember READ MORE
Our tagline “Gathered by Grace, Sent to Serve” describes our vision and mission well. God’s grace is what gathers us, not our own success or ability or socio-economic status, which means that there is room for all who have received God’s grace. God sends READ MORE
Our church is led through the Presbyterian model of elders and deacons. Our form for ordination says elders are “responsible for the spiritual well-being of God’s people. They must provide true preaching and teaching, READ MORE
Kyle Haack is a native of Iowa who was educated in Michigan and has lived most recently in Minnesota. Pastor Kyle has served for over fifteen years in various ministry capacities, including as a youth pastor, church planter, hospital chaplain, and now solo pastor. Kyle’s wife, Wendy, is a hospital chaplain in addition to caring for their three young children: Desirae, Samuel, and Benjamin. Kyle is an avid reader, loves fly fishing, and plays a variety of musical instruments. Kyle’s passion for God and people has him excited to see what God has in store for the ministry of Wheaton CRC.
Harma Slinkman emigrated from the Netherlands with her family when she was 15 months old. She grew up in the Cicero area and attended Timothy Christian School from grades 1–12. Harma and her husband, Chuck, have two children: Tracy and Christopher. both live in the area. Christopher and his wife, Melinda, have three children: Andrew, Elaina and Nora. Harma and Chuck attend Faith CRC in Elmhurst.
Hanna Park joined Wheaton CRC in the fall of 2020. She has been involved in church music since the age of 12 when she moved to the states from Korea. She has a passion for helping people connect to Christ through music. Hanna and Ji (husband) moved from Manchester, New Hampshire to Naperville, IL in 2017 to be closer to Ji's family. She serves as an administrator and a pianist for Grace and Peace chaplaincy, a non-profit organization around Dupage County nursing homes and memory care units to provide an ecumenical services. She teaches piano privately to all age groups.
Bethanie is an intern for WCRC's women's bible study called Coffee Break. She is currently a full-time student at Wheaton College Graduate School, getting her M.A. in Evangelism & Leadership. She studied at Bethany Global University prior to Wheaton, earning her B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Biblical Theology. Bethanie has a big heart for the mission of God and cross-cultural ministry. She can most frequently be found involved in the local church, rocking out at a concert, studying French, and taking care of her two cats!
Tom Sytsma: Council President, Elder
Craig Buma: Vice President, Elder
Jaynn Tobias-Johnson: Clerk, Elder
Larry Bomelje: Deacon President
Ann Vandermeer: Deacon Clerk
Jan Ramaker: Shepherding Board Chair
Jan Ramaker, Elder / Dan Nguyen,
Deacon: North District 1
Marge Visser, Elder / Steve Hess,
Deacon: Southeast District 2
Mary Sytsma, Elder / Alethea Hicks,
Deacon: Southwest District 3
Alan Huizenga, Elder / Lyn Kmiecik,
Deacon: West District 4
Craig Buma: Ministry Board, Chair, Elder
Kris Tukker: Missions Committee, Chair
Kyle Haack: Worship Planning, Pastor
Dave Dykstra: Education Team,
Dave Dykstra: Abuse Consultation Team, Chair, Elder
Suzie Bossenga: Outreach Service, Deacon
Ann Vandermeer: Church Life, Deacon