Meet Your Providence Church Team
Pastor Steven and the staff at Providence Church are always looking for ways to serve the individuals and families of the Beamsville and Niagara communities.
Steven deBoer, Pastor | Contact
Steven deBoer has been the pastor at Providence Church since 2005.
He is a relentless hoper in a better future, and is energized most by ideas, and witnessing things, people, families, churches and whole communities being renewed.
Steve enjoys coffee, conversations, and camping, and is a closet farmer at heart.
Steve is married to Lesley, and together, they have three children.
Katie Riewald, Director of Community Connections| Contact
As Director of Community Connections, Katie has the great joy of going out into the community, meeting with new people, making connections and loving Lincoln.
She has a heart for chasing after the Kingdom and seeing ways Jesus can transform neighbourhoods and communities. As a cliche former librarian, Katie loves reading, crocheting, drinking tea and cats. She is married to James, and together they have 3 beautiful children.
Veronica Dam, Office Administrator | Contact
Veronica Dam is the voice you hear when you call in and the hub of the Providence wheel as the office administrator and bookkeeper.
Her prior career included 21 years of home educating her 5 children, the most rewarding of jobs.
She is married to Clarence and she loves to read, sing, camp, play games, garden and play with her granddaughter.
If you have any questions about Providence, Veronica’s desk is a good place to start.
Beverly Roorda, Director of Care | Contact
Beverly's social work degree is used well as she serves Providence CRC as Director of Care.
She has a heart for making sure people know they are valued and loved by the Lord.
Beverly enjoys cycling, music and her family!
She and her husband, Darren find themselves as empty nesters, but always enjoy when the 3 girls and son- in - law spend time back at home.
Debbie van Oord, Director of Children/Youth Ministry | Contact
Debbie van Oord is the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Providence, in addition to leading the before and after school program at the YMCA.
A previous east coaster (from New Brunswick... the most underestimated province), Debbie is passionate about creating a respectful environment for children to grow and learn how much God loves them.
She is also an official "Tante" to 11 niece and nephews, and, unofficially, to many more!
Scott Holmes, Director of Digital Technology | Contact
Scott Holmes volunteers as the Director of Digital Technology.
He manages our tech side, especially on Sunday mornings.
When he isn't volunteering, Scott is owner and operator of Extreme Technology.
He and his wife Callie recently added a baby daughter to their family.
He is an avid Buffalo Sabres fan.
Hemmo Oosterveen, Director of Facilities | Contact
Hemmo Oosterveen is the Director of Facilities.
With the support of volunteers like himself, Hemmo keeps our facilities and grounds functional, fresh and inviting to all. It’s also important to him that parents know their children are in safe spaces.
When Hemmo not volunteering, he is employed in the greenhouse industry. Traveling with his wife Theresa is a highlight, only to be outdone by spending time with their 3 adult children.
Kevin Stienstra, Director of Finance | Contact
Kevin Stienstra volunteers his time to act as the Director of Finance at Providence.
For his day job, he is a tax accountant at Grant Thornton LLP.
He is married to Nicole, and has 4 daughters, Jaylen, Mya, Lily and Ella. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing sports, and coaching his children at soccer.
Kevin's goal as Director of Finance is to manage the church’s finances so that the churches ministries and mission in the community can be blessed to the full extent possible.