Angela Reitsma Bick began writing for Christian Courier in 2002 as a freelancer. After finishing an MA in English Lit from Queen’s University, she taught English at Redeemer University College as an Adjunct professor and served as Director of its Writing Centre for three years.
She became Editor of Christian Courier in 2009, having learned English grammar in Moscow, research skills in grad school and everything else on the fly. Her vision is for Christian Courier to give body to a Reformed perspective by exploring what it means to follow Jesus today in our homes, churches and schools; in our neighbourhoods and across this country. She hopes that the shared stories of God at work in the world inspire each reader to participate in the ongoing task of renewing his creation.
Angela lives in Newcastle, Ontario with her husband, Allan, and three young children
Ineke hails from Zeeland, Netherlands. She immigrated with her family and grew up in the St Catharines region. She has a B.A. from Calvin College. Ineke is on the board of directors of the St. Catharines Federal Liberal Association and works on the policy committee with an emphasis on social justice issues. She is also editor of the association newsletter.
Ineke is married to Ken and is the mother of five and Oma to four young children. She served as an Ecumenical Accompanier (EA) in the South Hebron Hills of Palestine.
Jennifer Neutel, Development Manager/Social Media Editor
Jennifer Neutel joined the CC team as Development Manager and Social Media Editor in 2016 – roles that align with her passion to see independent, faith-based media thrive. Part of her work is building CC's revenue streams: advertising, donations and subscriptions. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and is a certified social media strategist. She lives in Cobourg, Ontario, with her husband and two young boys.
Monica Kronemeyer deRegt joined the Christian Courier editorial team in January 2015. She recently moved from Ontario to Abbotsford, B.C., with her husband and three children. From a very young age, Monica has been drawn to the written word, both as a form of expression but also as a conduit for ministry. She believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that God’s story is shared through our stories. Monica grew up in northern B.C. and graduated from The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. In addition to writing and editing, Monica loves reading (especially out loud to her children every night!), cooking, learning, singing, and exploring new places with her family, although she is known to be left behind reading every single plaque and trail marker and information poster along the way! Monica invites readers to contact her with ideas for the Features pages, and looks forward to exploring together with the Christian Courier community what it means to follow Christ in every part of the story of our lives.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 & Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
@ Drayton Christian Reformed Church – Saturday, December 9, 2017
88 Main Street East, Drayton, ON
@ Mount Hamilton Christian Reformed Church – Friday, December 15, 2017
1411 Upper Wellington at Stone Church Road, Hamilton, ON