Hanley Christian Reformed Church

Hanley Staff

Pastor Joe Vanden Akker 

“God is great; God is good.”  These two simple statements provide a firm foundation for the faith, love, and hope that we place in God.  They give us reason to glorify him and to rest in the assurance of his power and love.

Pastor Joe is originally from Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Pastor Joe began his ordained ministry in the Hancock, MN CRC, followed by the Grant, MI CRC, Providence CRC in Cutlerville, MI, and Ebenezer CRC in Leota, MN – for a total of 34 years in ministry. We are happy to have Pastor Joe at Hanley

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Secretary Karla  VanderBaan

Karla has served at Hanley for 23 years and is very familiar with the church and community. Her energizing and friendly voice is often what you will hear when you call the church or stop in.


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Custodians Paul and Linda Schaner

The Schaners are long-time members of Hanley and care for the facility knowing that taking care of God's building is an important part of their responsibility and witness as Christians.