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Church Staff

Pastor ~ Rev. Jeff Knol














Administrative Assistant ~ Barbara Reid

Barb has been Administrative Assistant since 2018. She is a graduate of Hope College.  She has served as an editor at Rutgers University Press and as a preschool teacher.  


Music Director ~ Kathleen Connolly

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Katie has been with Blawenburg Church since October 2012 and has served a variety of other churches over many years.  She is active as a pianist, organist and vocal coach and teaches in these areas.  She holds the Colleague certificate from the American Guild of Organists and an AB in Music from Princeton University.

Reverend Jeff Knol joined our church in August, 2016. He and his wife Jamie grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they attended Calvin College. Pastor Jeff received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. 


He has served in a variety of protestant church settings and completed a course in chaplaincy at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. Since 2016 Pastor Jeff has been an active member of the Montgomery and Rocky Hill Rotary Club. He served as the Vice President of Montgomery Mosaic, an initiative to build bridges between different communities in the township. He serves on the board of the church's Preschool and Kindergarten (the Blawenburg Village School) and has organized various interfaith events and prayer services at the Blawenburg Church.  


Pastor Jeff and Jamie have two daughters and live in the village of Blawenburg. When he’s not in the office or pulpit pastor Jeff enjoys hiking, photography, and gardening. 

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Consistory Leaders

The Consistory is the governing body of the church.  The Pastor is the

President of Consistory and the Elders and Deacons make up

the governing board.

          Elders                        Deacons

              Sam Prince                                   Lee Bekir

              Barbara Reid, Vice President       Elmi Hill

              Mark Smith                                   Barbara VanLiew

              Alan Taback                                  Gina Williams


The Leadership Teams carry out the business of the church and implement the church budget and programs in their areas. Learn who leads these teams and what the teams do.

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