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International Ministry

International Ministry Contact

Celeste McDonough
Team Leader, Mercy & Missions

Nam Kim

Nam Kim
Pastoral Staff, International Ministry

Lou DeGraaf

Lou DeGraaf
Ministry Assistant, Mercy & Missions

Ministry Focus

Show mercy and hospitality to International members of the community

With a thriving ministry geared towards Korean community, we want to extend our hand to other International residents of Grand Rapids.

Revelation 7:9 says: After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.

It is our desire to make this verse a reality and see people from every nation and language come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our hope is to welcome and care for the practical needs of international members of the community and make the transition as easy as possible.

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Monthly Korean Family Luncheon: Fellowship luncheon for Korean families held on the second Sunday of each month.
  • Sister to Sister: an opportunity for international women to strengthen their language skills through Bible study and friendships with a “big sister”
  • Manuscript Translation: Receive a copy of the sermon translated to Korean to aid in understanding the message.
  • Language Café: The Language Café is a place for adult non-native English speakers to come and work on their conversation skills. Our volunteers are dedicated to using their knowledge to help non-native English speakers hone their language abilities through casual conversation and friendship. For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Gary & Linda Rodenburg (

If you are interested in connecting with other internationals or joining us in extending God’s love to the foreigners amongst us, please contact Nam Kim or Lou DeGraaf.