Rev. Jeffrey Weenink, Interim Pastor

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Rev. Dr. Jeffrey D. Weenink is a cradle Presbyterian and third-generation church professional. He is a seasoned, experienced Pastor with an abiding love for parish ministry; extensive missional experience nationally and internationally; and a background with faith-based residential camps.

FAMILY: Spouse Jeanne, a retired early elementary school educator. Three daughters. Jenneke (Dutch for Jennifer – Jenn-eh-kah) Holland, MI. Justyne - Crested Butte, Colorado. Jaime – completing her baccalaureate education. Jaelah - our diva-golden retriever dog.

EDUCATION:

San Francisco Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Degree (D-Min).

Duke University Divinity School, Durham, N.C. Master of Divinity.

Alma College. Alma Michigan. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion.

WORK HISTORY:

41 years of ordained ministry serving in Illinois, Michigan, New York and Florida. Three long-term pastorates: 8 years, 10 years and 20 years. Two Interim pastorates.

SERVICE TO THE CHURCH:

Has served for the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly and multiple Presbyterian related initiatives such as: Buckhorn Children’s Center – Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency; Living Waters of the World; Tres M Ministerio.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Rotary International. Multiple Boards and other organizations.

PLAYLIST: An eclectic blend of Classical, R&B, Folk, Rock, Jazz, Indi, and …

OTHER:

Life-time affection for the water and all things nautical. NAUI certified SCUBA diver – completing Rescue Diver Certification. Sailor. Alpine Skier with preference for the steep and deep. Travel and adventure. Seasoned trekker - - multiple continents, Countries and cultures. Golf – poor/mediocre player but does not allow that to ruin a good walk. Likes to make saw-dust and work with wood.

Restorations - old houses, antiques, two classic mahogany boats (Chris Craft runabouts – 1948 & 1929); a vintage car (1930 Ford Phaeton).


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