Who is Who

We believe as a community that we all have gifts and skills. Leadership is one such gift and calling but it does not make leaders more important to God than others. Leadership is a call to serve, to be a good example, to encourage us all to discern the way forward and help others to grow.

In ICL, we believe this is best done through team leadership.

The Church Leadership Team (CLT)

IMG-20140807-01281Andy and Helen Vince:  Andy and Helen are from the UK and have two children. Andy serves as the lead pastor and Helen is a member of the leadership team. Helen also works part-time as a teacher in a local international primary school. Andy is an ordained church minister and has  a Masters in Missional Leadership (Mattersey Hall/University of Chester). They love time as a family, walking, cycling, hanging out with friends, reading and seeing new places.

Joost van Dijk: Joost is married to Welmoed and they have three children. Joost serves on the leadership team as well as acting as church secretary. Joost is setting up his own business having previously been in a management role for a multinational paint company and has a Masters in Practical Theology course (Mattersey Hall/University of Chester). Joost has a growing passion to see Christian faith impacting the business world. As a couple they love to have family time, do sports and active pursuits.

CornelisCor Blom: Cor and his wife Wicorel and their two boys are an active part of ICL. Cor trained as a theologian at Leiden University and completed his doctorate at the Free University in Amsterdam. Cor serves on the leadership team as well as presently acting as church treasurer. Cor and Wicorel enjoy their family life and also walking and cycling, having meals. Cor is also a keen reader of History.

mike_jamesMike James: Mike is married to Anita and they have two children. Mike and Anita are from the USA, are ordained church ministers and are missionaries through Assemblies of God World Missions. This is their third term of missions service here in the Netherlands. Together they oversee the youth and kids ministry in the life of the church and have plans for setting up a kids outreach club. Both are ordained church pastors and Mike has a Masters in Missional Leadership (Mattersey Hall/University of Chester).

Church Officers:

These are Andy (chair person), Joost (secretary) and Cor (treasurer) who act as official signatories for church documents and banking matters.

Other roles in ICL

Student Ministry Pastor:


Paulina Lucas studied her Masters course here in Leiden and along with her husband Jerome heads up Radiate – ICL’s student ministry. Paulina is employed by the church two days a week in order to serve in particular among international students studying here. Jerome works for an international company and they have a young daughter.

Church Staff team:

This is presently made up of Andy, Mike and Anita James and Paulina. They meet bi-weekly and work together on things such as the running of church services, outreach activities and other ICL events

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator:

Christina Mendoza-Hoogkamer co-ordinates pastoral care in ICL in support of the church leadership team and Connect Group leaders. Christina is from the States and is married to Niels and they have a young daughter. Christina is a trained Biblical counsellor.

If you have any questions about pastoral care in ICL or would like to arrange to talk with someone, please email Christina via: care@ichurchleiden.nl

The Church Management Team (CMT):

Henk Marsman, Paul Belder, Eleonora van Mameren and Douglas Posthumus-Meyjes make up the CMT. As a team they support the leadership team in matters such as budgeting, employment issues, school bookings, use of the building and liaison with the school, health and safety, the website. So for any practical matters, please contact the team via: info@ichurchleiden.nl

Church Administration:

Contact via  Facebook  or info@ichurchleiden.nl

Connect Group Leaders:

We have a great team – see Join a Connect Group for more details.

Ministry Team Leaders:

We have an active team of leaders overseeing different ministry areas of ICL. All can be contacted via: info@ichurchleiden.nl

Missions Support: Anita Ntakarutimana

PaulinaRadiate (students): Jerome & Paulina Lucas


Music and Media Teams: Peter Groot/Paul Belder

Welcome Team: Mario Weinberg

Youth: Jetse Siebenga heads up Second Breakfast (ages 11 to 13). Mike and Anita James head up Ignite (14 plus) as well as oversee all the Family Ministry teams.

Nursery (ages 0-3): Salomé Groot

Kingdom Kids (ages 4-7): Debora van Doorne

Cool Kids (ages 7-11): Mike and Anita James

Hospitality: Paul Hartman

ICL Acts (practical help): contact church office

Men’s Ministry: contact Andy

Women’s Ministry: Theresa Sims