Sebastiaan & Eva van Wessem
Sebastiaan & Eva van Wessem have been on the leadership team since the start in 2006. A year later Sebastiaan transitioned into the Lead Pastor role. Their dream has always been to lead a life-giving church that welcomes people from all walks to a place of grace, love, faith, hope and generosity. Sebastiaan and Eva got married in 2003 and have twin boys, Miles and William who are full of fun, energy and life.
Sebastiaan van WessemLEAD PASTOR
Sebastiaan is passionate about the local church and about equipping Christians to make a difference. He loves teaching the Word of God in a way that is relevant for both Christians and non-Christians. He is also part of the leadership team of a church planting network called ARC Nederland. Sebastiaan is a passionate CrossFitter and in the weekends he loves to cook Indian or Surinamese food.
Eva van WessemASSOCIATE PASTOR
Eva loves encouraging women to embrace all that God has designed them to be, living out their God-given mission whether at home, in the workplace and in the church. Eva loves family days with her husband and children, enjoys coffee with a friend and loves to capture her world in pictures.
Joke HaaijerEXECUTIVE PASTOR
Joke Haaijer is our Executive Pastor. She is passionate about leadership development and strengthening the local church. She likes to spend time with family and friends. Joke is married to Martijn who is Pastor Worship And Creative Arts. Their two young adult daughters are also involved in leadership in Thousand Hills.
Martijn HaaijerASSOCIATE PASTOR WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS
Martijn is our Associate Pastor over Worship & Creative Arts. He is passionate about creating an environment where people can encounter God and worship Him passionately. He loves music, coffee and quality time with family and friends. Martijn & Joke have two daughters who are also involved in leadership in Thousand Hills.
Koen PrinzenASSOCIATE PASTOR / CAMPUS PASTOR
Koen is an Associate Pastor at Thousand Hills and the Campus Pastor for Huizen. Koen is passionate about helping people find their place in the local church. He likes watching series, mountainbiking, reading and spending time with his young family. Koen is married to Anja who is originally from South Africa and is also on our church staff doing financial administration. Their daughter Bente was born in January of 2017.
David WhiteASSOCIATE PASTOR
David is an Associate Pastor at Thousand Hills responsible for Connect Group courses and Church Care. He has a passion to help people find Jesus. David is married to Margaret who is responsible for Church Care. He has three children and four grandchildren. He likes being with family as well as traveling, photography and golf.
Joshua JurjevichSENIOR DIRECTOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Joshua leads our Alive youth and young adults movement. Besides this he is a leader with Thousand Hills College. He enjoys watching Liverpool FC, traveling to new places and sitting in a cafe enjoying a cup of coffee.
Kari VermuntSENIOR DIRECTOR THOUSAND HILLS KIDS
Kari is our Kids Director. Kari loves kids and is passionate about making church a place where kids can have fun, make friends and grow in their faith. Kari is married to Daniel. They have four kids. She loves spending time with her family, to make craft items and to walk on the heather.
Kees-Jan LagemaatSENIOR DIRECTOR GROUPS
Kees-Jan oversees our Connect Groups. He and his wife Monique love bringing people closer to Jesus. Kees-Jan also works for Medair, an international emergency aid organization. He loves sailing, hiking and cooking (which makes his wife very happy).