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Who We Are

Our Staff

Rev. Drew Hoekema


Pastor Drew was called to serve as the 19th minister of Platte CRC in 2016. This is his first call to pastoral ministry. A native of southwest Montana, he graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (St. Paul, MN), and studied theology at both Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, CA) and Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI). He earned his Master’s of Divinity from Westminster and was ordained as a Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in the fall of 2016. Drew’s desire is to broadcast the seeds of the gospel into the church and help other people grow into Christ. When he is not working withthe church, you might find him running down the South Dakota dirt roads, hacking apart a golf course, watching Mariners baseball,or in the kitchen making pizza from scratch. Drew met his wife, Katie, through a mutual friend while travelling through Colorado. They were engaged a few months later, and were married on New Year’s Day 2016. They share a love for discipleship, good food, sarcasm, road trips, and chasing after their dog, Willow.

Susan Sybesma

Office Manager

Susan has been a member of Platte CRC for 26+ years. She and her husband, Joel, have 4 adult children and farm full-time. She also volunteers with the various ministries of the church- doing projection, playing piano and singing with her husband, Joel. Susan enjoys reading and repurposing the old into something new!

Tami & Elaine Boltjes


Our janitorial services are provided by a daughter-mother team. Tami and Elaine are also long time members of this church.

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