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 are natives of 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 church settings including his upbringing in the Dutch Reformed Tradition, education at a Presbyterian seminary, internship at Trinity Episcopal in Princeton, work as a youth pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Brunswick, and a course in chaplaincy at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. He has also served in several Reformed Churches in Michigan and New Jersey.

 

In the spring of 2018, Pastor Jeff and the Blawenburg Reformed Church began a ministry partnership with the Griggstown Reformed Church. At this time, Pastor Jeff provides pastoral and worship leadership at both churches.

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

              Barbara Antoniewicz                    Elmi Hill

              Peggy Querec                              Sonya Hunt

              Barbara Reid                               Barbara Pavlicek

              Mark Smith                                  Sam Prince

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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.