Our Staff:


/files/Pictures/BomhofPic.jpgSenior Pastor: Rev. Gary Bomhof

Pastor Gary Bomhof is the Senior Pastor of First Christian Reformed Church since accepting a call to serve in Red Deer in 2006. 


Pastor Gary's Favourite Verse:

Cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you.

-1 Peter 5:7




Associate Pastor: Josh Friend

Josh Friend is the Associate Pastor at First CRC. He started in September 2013, moving from Ontario. He is married to Tiffany and the two of them have four children. Josh lives in Red Deer and enjoys cooking and playing soccer. Josh is responsible for many elements of worship planning and supporting the worship musicians and volunteers as well as working with small groups and children's ministries like JaMtime (Jesus and Me Time) and Vacation Bible School. Josh is attending Calvin Theological Seminary to complete his Master's degree. You will also occasionally hear Josh preach at First CRC. You can listen to audio sermons here.


Pastor Josh's Favourite Verse:

Choose this day whom you will serve... as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

- Joshua 24:15



Youth Position: (vacant) 

We are currently in the process of hiring for a new Youth Position with hopes to have this vacancy filled in the coming months. Click here for our future staffing page.


Music Director: Kris Haynal

Kris is the director of our Chancel Choir and our primary organist at First CRC. You can view more information about our choir at 


Administrator: Elsie McKinnon

Elsie is our church Administrator and takes care of many of the day to day details of the church. Whether booking rentals or working on bulletins and web content, Elsie is hard at work supporting all the needs of the church and it's staff. 


Custodian: Bonnie Howell


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