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Pastor Neil deKoning
Pastor Neil deKoning
Senior Pastor


Neil deKoning and his family have been part of the the Woody Nook community since 2001.  He previously served churches in Calgary, AB and Sarnia, ON.  Neil grew up in Toronto, Ontario,  with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. After graduating from the University of  Toronto and the ICS (Institute for Christian Studies), he attended Calvin Seminary where he received his M. Div degree. Neil is married to Klaaske deGroot and together they have 4 married children and 8 grandchildren.  Their two daughters with their families also attend Woody Nook. Neil enjoys photography, reading, and woodworking in his free time. 
 

Pastor Dayna Vreeken
Pastor Dayna Vreeken
Associate Pastor

Dayna Vreeken has been working at Woody Nook CRC, first as a pastoral intern and currently as associate pastor, since January 2014.  She was raised with her three brothers and one sister in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, where she discovered a love of exploring the great outdoors.  Dayna completed her undergraduate degree at Dordt College and graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver, BC.  Besides church related activities and learning theology, she enjoys snowshoeing, floral design, cooking, reading good books, and attempting to make art.