Joel has been the Senior Pastor here at First CRC since 2002. He loves Reformed theology and has a vision for a completely Christ centered church, and a church that is actively helping others begin a relationship with Christ. Joel and his wife Christine live in Crown Point with their three kids (Jordan, Alyssa, and Jessica). During his free time Joel likes to ride his road bike (he prefers mountain biking, but this is Indiana!), attend his daughters' soccer and basketball games and travel with his family.