Missions

Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Missions and outreach at Lee Street CRC are a commitment to follow Jesus into many places around the world and in our Lee Street neighborhood with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Lee Street CRC provides both regular support and special funding to our 12 partner missionaries and organizations.  We believe the Holy Spirit is the key to the growth and future of the Christian church and the demonstration of His life-transforming work. We support our missionaries with prayer, encouragement, and funding. Lee Street CRC also supports missionaries in restricted countries which are unnamed due to security reasons.

  • Ray & Angie DeLange: The DeLanges serve in the United Kingdom and reach out to a designated Middle East group. The mission organization they represent is East-West Ministries.  
  • Al & Lisa Gemmen:  The Gemmens are missionaries with InnerCHANGE (NOVO).  The goal of the ministry is to establish a missional community where people on the margins of society can experience the love of Jesus.  They are currently working in the Godfrey-Lee community and previously ministered in a Haitian community in Miami.
  • Ruth Jansen: Ruth teaches music at Dakar Academy in Senegal, West Africa through TeachBeyond. She also in charge of special events.
  • Geoff & Tammy Kooistra: The Kooistras work from their home in West Michigan after years of serving and living in Quito, Ecuador. Geoff and Tammy work through Reach Beyond. Their focus is engineering, maintenance and administration for Christian radio station HCJB.
  • Dorothy Meyer: Dorothy teaches as a volunteer in a Christian school in Cristo Rey, northern Belize, Central America. Her mission agency is Resonate Global Missions.
  • Ruth Veltkamp: Ruth instructs and supports Christians in Nigeria and in the U.S. about reaching out to Muslims. She works through Ambassadors of Peace.
  • Roblealto Child Care Association: Roblealto is a Christian, public welfare, non-profit organization founded in 1932. From the beginning its mission has been to care for the children of Costa Rica who are in critical situations and in need of specialized care and integrated services so they are able to reach their full potential. Lee Street has sent work teams to Roblealto on several occasions.
  • Jesse & Jari Rodriguez: Missionaries in Nicaragua, Jesse and Jari work through Resonate Global Mission. Jesse focuses on teaching financial stewardship based on biblical foundations. Jari helps medical outreach teams in Nicaragua and is studying online at Calvin College.
  • Paul & Charlotte Mpindi: Missionaries with Mission French Africa Ministries, Paul and Charlotte often traveled to countries in Africa to teach and preach the gospel. They also have a powerful radio network.
  • Eric Zoodsma: Eric is Area Director for Grand Rapids Southwest Young Life. He oversees ministry to teens at several area schools.