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The Care Team is one of our newest ministries.  The goal of the Care Team is to help ensure that each part of the body of Christ at Calvary Bible feels the care and concern that we have for one another.  The ministries below are in their formative stages but we are looking for more to be involved.

Team Leader: Junell Hoekstra



Directors: Jack and Marilyn Carney

Our brothers and sisters often find themselves in difficult times due to health problems that land them in the hospital. When they are there, they often can struggle with discouragement and loneliness. So the visitation ministry seeks to provide encouragement and company during their time in the hospital.



Director: Laura Meents
The Meals Ministry seeks to provide meals for families who are going through extremely difficult times that make preparing a meal difficult. 



Director: Jeremie Wells

Many of our widows and widowers find themselves unable to take care of various maintenance tasks around the house. The hope is that we can develop a team of men and women who would serve our widows and widowers by going in groups of two or three to visit with them and help them with some of the tasks that they can not do themselves.



Director: Mark Glassford

While this position is an elected roll on the Finance Team, the Care ministry will often be the first to know of a need and therefore the Care Team Leader will work closely with the Benevolence Coordinator.


Ways you can serve

Care Team Leader — If you have a passion for care ministries and a good hand with administration, please let us know. We are looking for someone who will work with the pastoral staff and Care Team members to ensure that we lovingly fulfill the needs of those who request help. Please contact Junell Hoekstra at


Meals Ministry Provider — If you would like to provide a meal for families going through difficult times, please contact the church office by calling (815) 932-8733 to be added to the list.


Widow/Widower Care — If you are willing to volunteer to serve in this capacity, please contact the church office (815) 932-8733.