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)
Andy 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.
Friday is a day off for them as a couple, please do not contact them on that day if at all possible.
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.
Cor 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. Cor and Wicorel enjoy their family life and also walking and cycling, having meals. Cor is also a keen reader of History.
Supporting the CLT is a Church Council made up of various pastoral and practical ministry leaders.
These are Andy (chair person), Joost (secretary) and Inge Muyingo-Ligtvoet (treasurer) who act as official signatories for church documents and banking matters.
Inge works as a secretary for Leiden University and is married to Kenneth. You can contact Inge in relation to church financial matters via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other roles in ICL
Student Ministry Pastor:
Paulina Lucas studied her Masters course here in Leiden and is married to Jerome and they have two children. Paulina heads up Radiate – ICL’s student ministry
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: email@example.com
Family Ministry Co-ordinator:
Jetse Siebenga acts as our co-ordinator for all our family ministry (0s to 18s). Jetse is married to Diana and they have two young children. Jetse works for Leiden University as a policy advisor for quality and education. Jetse can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church Management Team (CMT):
Paul Belder, Douglas Posthumus-Meyjes and Inge Muyingo-Ligtvoet and Alberto Sanchez 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 and the website. So for any practical matters, please contact the team via: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions Support: Anita Ntakarutimana
Music and Media Teams: Peter Groot/Paul Belder
Welcome Team: Mario Weinberg
Fundag: Henk and Ineke Marsman (this is a Dutch language kids club in the Merenwjik)
Youth: Jetse Siebenga heads up Second Breakfast (ages 11 to 13) as well as acting as Family Ministry Co-ordinator. Joost and Welmoed van Dijk head up Ignite (14 plus).
Nursery (ages 0-3): Annica Posthumus-Meyjes
Kingdom Kids (ages 4-7): Debora Zijdenbos
Cool Kids (ages 7-11): Marianne Prins
Hospitality: Alberto and Carolina
ICL Acts (practical help): contact church office
Men’s Ministry: contact email@example.com
Women’s Ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org