Our Staff


Heslinga, FredPastor Fred Heslinga
Pastor of Visitation
Phone: 519-676-3310 Cell: 519-987-3208
Rev. Fred Heslinga is the Pastor of Visitation at Grace CRC.  He joined the ministry team at Grace Church on a part-time basis Fall 2013.  After serving churches in B.C, Alberta and Ontario for the last 40 years, he has become an assistant to the pastoral work at Grace since his retirement. He and his wife Ella have become very much a part of the work at Grace and are delighted to take an active part in the congregation and the community of Chatham-Kent.  They reside in Blenheim.  


Kathy DeKoter
Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: 519-436-1558
Kathy DeKoter is the Administrative Asssistant at Grace CRC.   Whether e-mailing the church, phoning or just stopping by, Kathy will attempt to answer your questions or put you in contact with someone who can!  Office hours are 9 – noon, Monday through Friday.

Cheryl-Lynn Webster
Worship CoordinatorCheryl
Cheryl-Lynn Webster serves as our part-time Worship Coordinator.  Cheryl-Lynn began this position in 2014 and is responsible for coordinating worship services and special services through music, readings and multi-media presentations.  Through sharing of her love of music and gift of singing, Cheryl-Lynn joins with the ministry team to create an atmosphere of worship.

Neil VanHelden
Phone: 519-358-1433

Neil VanHelden works part-time as custodian, cleaning the building and providing general maintenance.

Hank Batterink

Church Treasurer
Phone: 519-351-4800

Hank Batterink takes care of all the financial aspects of the church including paying bills, maintaining giving files, and processing donation receipts.

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