Category Archive for: ‘Pastor Portraits’

Portraits: Rev. Randall Klynsma

Randall Klynsma was born on October 29, 1962. He was the fifth of seven children born to his parents, Norman and Dorothy (Roghair) Klynsma of Hospers, IA. He was raised as a covenant child in the Hospers Christian Reformed Church and attended Hospers Christian Grade School. After this he attended Unity Christian High School in Orange City and the Dordt …

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Portraits: Rev. Doug Schlegel

In 1863, the Joseph Schlegel family settled in Wayland, IA. They had left Mulhausen, Alsace in 1854, and their journey had taken them through Canada on their way to the U.S. Being strict Mennonites, they attended the Sugar Creek Mennonite church near Wayland, and Joseph, Jr. was eventually ordained in that church as a bishop. Joseph, Jr. eventually left for …

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Portraits: Rev. Jim West

Jim West was born on April 1, 1945, in Seattle, Washington. He was raised and catechized in the Lutheran Church of America, but came to a saving knowledge of Christ at his home in Canoga Park, CA, in 1965. After leaving the Lutheran Church, he attended the now defunct Chapel in the Canyon in Chatsworth, CA. When he became Reformed …

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Portraits: Rev. Joe Vusich

I was born and raised in the Kansas City area, the second of six children in a devout Roman Catholic family. I am grateful that my parents taught me God is Triune and that Christ died for our sins, but Catholic doctrine prevented me from understanding the good news that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ …

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Portraits: Rev. George Horner

The historic cities of Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, where the great reformers Calvin and Zwingli respectively ministered the gospel, were within 100 miles of where George ( the English version of his given name Jurg) lived the first twelve years of his life. But it would be some twenty years after his family emigrated to the USA before he came …

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