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Refugee Ministry

Refugee Ministry Contact

Marv Snedeker
Refugee Ministry

Ministry Focus

Meeting the Needs of Local Refugees

Our goal is to come alongside families, who have been displaced from their homes due to persecution on account of their race, religion, political opinion, national origin or social group, and be the hands and feet of Jesus as they go through the stressful process of resettlement. Through partnerships with local organizations, such as Bethany Christian Services and Samaritas, Calvary assists with housing needs, various health and human resource appointments and a host of other needs that arise. Each family is surrounded by a team that shares the responsibility of helping them acclimate to their new life in West Michigan.

Along with meeting the needs of local refugees, we send short-term mission teams to serve in refugee camps. Currently we are sending teams to Lesvos, Greece, an island in the Aegean Sea, where over 800,000 thousand refugees from the war torn countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other African countries have come. Here we partner with Greater Europe Mission to be a warm and welcoming presence in camps where trauma and hopelessness are the norm. For more information about the global refugee crisis, visit

Ways to Get Involved:

For more information on our Refugee Ministry and ways to get involved, contact Marv Snedeker.