Nate Bull has been doing church plant work with the Reformed Church of America since 2009. A graduate of Western Theological Seminary, he has been doing street ministry around the world since 1999 and enjoys the challenge of bringing the gospel message to those living in inner city areas. Nate and his wife Starr have four children and three grandchildren. You may contact Nate at HesedCC@gmail. com

One of Nate’s favorite Bible scriptures: “[God’s] intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Ephesians 3:10-11


Mark VanAndel has been engaged in community development and church planting in Detroit since 2005. As a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and Moody Theological Seminary, he is ordained within the Christian Reformed Church. Mark has a passion for racial righteousness and justice and discipleship ministry in the neighborhoods of Detroit. Mark and Kristen have three sons and an energetic dog. You may contact him at Mark@ HesedCC. org

One of Mark’s favorite Bible scriptures: “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”  -2 Corinthians 5:14–15.

Abbey WatermanAbbey Waterman is the Hesed Community Church Housing Director.  Although her degree is in Biology, she has a wealth of expertise in housing and community development in addition to her lifelong experience living and serving in Detroit. Her passion is to provide and encourage equitable housing in Detroit neighborhoods. You may contact Abbey at: Abbey@hesedcc .org

One of Abbey’s favorite Bible scriptures:They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.  Isaiah 61:4.

Al-Nisa Vaughn

Al-Nisa Strater is a Ministry Intern with Hesed Community Church. With a degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, she serves primarily in ministry with children, youth and families. She has enjoyed getting to know her neighbors and seeing the growth and development of young people.

One of Al-Nisa’s favorite scriptures: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

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