Pastoral Staff
Mark DeVos
Interim Pastor
We will get Mark’s bio up here as soon as possible!



Joy Buchkowski
Administrative Assistant (Pt-time)
I grew up in Niagara, and moved back to the area over three years ago after living in Sarnia and Ottawa for 13 years. I have close family in the area, so it’s good to be near them again, and make some new friends!
My degree is from the University of Guelph in Marine Biology, but besides working in a lab, I’ve also worked in hospitality, various reception and administration areas, and currently, education.
I began attending The Village Church in 2014, and have served on the RAKE Committee and with Brock FOCUS, as well as taken part in small groups. I currently co-lead a women’s small group, and am enjoying the learning myself.
Besides a love of being outside and geeky things like Marvel, Star Trek, or Star Wars, I also love serving and encouraging others. As The Village Church’s Administrative Assistant, I look forward to continuing to serve, love, and grow in The Village!
You can contact Joy at villageoffice@myvillagechurch.ca
Hilda VanderKlippe
Community Connections Coordinator (Pt-time)
Shortly after joining The Village, Hilda and her husband Bill sold their farm in Smithville and moved to Thorold to be part of The Village Church. Hilda loves her family; husband Bill, 4 children and 6 grand children. The family loves to play games, hike and go for bike rides.
Hilda is a perfect fit to be our new Community Connections Coordinator! The purpose of this position is to coordinate, develop and promote partnering relationships with community organizations in Thorold/St. Catharines as part of the overall vision and values of The Village Church.
Contact Hilda at hilda@myvillagechurch.ca

Joel Galenkamp

Worship Coordinator (Pt-time)
We will get Joel’s bio up here as soon as possible!