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Children's Ministry Spotlight: Karel & Alli Vanderzee

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We have so many outstanding people who volunteer in our children's ministry. We feel it is important to highlight a few of them.

Karel and Alison (Alli) Vanderzee have been attending Willow Creek Church on and off for years, but approximately 2 years ago, they committed themselves to our church family and have found their way graciously into our children's ministry. Karel and Alli are in our young professionals small group, Karel plays basketball at the church, they are upcoming youth leaders, and are constantly inviting people to be a part of Willow Creek Church.

This couple works with our 4-5 year old children during the worship hour. Twice a month, Karel and Alli have faithfully played games, patiently broken up conflicts, colored, taught about Jesus, and most importantly loved our children and have kept them safe.

One of my favorite experiences of them in action is watching them share the Bible story with the children. Alli will sit on a chair and read the story, asking questions throughout it. At the same time, Karel (who is not a small man) will lay down and create a human wall that keeps all of the kids contained and focused.

These two really are a great team, and have become great friends to Becky and I. I have loved watching them grow in their faith, in their marriage, and in their love of Willow Creek Church. We are proud and humbled to have amazing people like Karel and Alli Vanderzee in our children's ministry team. It shows the power of what a husband and wife can do together.

Thank you Vanderzee family, for your faithful service to Willow Creek Church and for loving our Lord, our children, and our church family so well!