Rev. Andrew Hoeksema
I am a pastor because I love God and I love people and that’s what this is all about! I take joy in preaching the good news of God’s love for us week in and week out, in encouraging friends to grow in their own spiritual life, and discovering together the mission God has for us as a church. My wife, Holly, and I love spending our free time playing outside, reading great books, cooking food and enjoying all the goodness Central Oregon has to offer.
Before pastoring in Redmond, I have worked in university ministry, Christian camping and adventure ministry, corporate teambuilding, and with non-profits that focus on politics, housing, and the environment, most of that in Northern California. I have my Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Dordt College in Iowa.
Ryan loves making things work! His passion is to make both Sunday service and the presence of church in the community truly exceptional. It is his goal that those who encounter Community Presbyterian Church experience the joy that comes from Christ's presence. He and his family love their new community and look forward to many years of skiing in the winter and playing on the river with their puppy in the summer.
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