Pastors

John Aukema, Associate Pastor
Email: pastorjohn@cpcrc.org
 
In the spring of 2019, Pastor John accepted the call to be the Associate Pastor of First CRC! He attended Redeemer University where he earned a B.A. in Psychology and went on to study at Calvin Theological Seminary. While in Grand Rapids, he met his wife Kristie. They have three children: Nathan, Kaleb, and Grace.

John and Kristie spent five years in Florida to work on a church plant and sixteen years serving as the pastor of Gateway Church in Zeeland, MI. Through Gateway, God gave them a special heart for the poor in the community where they really found out what it meant to "grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

John's gifts are preaching/teaching, pastoral care, and hospitality, which he uses to express the love of God to people within the church and to its neighbors. He is confident that through belonging to Christ and the Crown Point Community, we will continue to become the kinds of Christians who bring others to Jesus!