News Correspondents

The Banner has news correspondents spread throughout the United States and Canada. Their names and the church classes (regions) they cover are listed below. If you have news from your church or area, they'd like to hear about it. Please see the print version of The Banner for their phone numbers. If your region is not listed here, or if you need assistance, call (613) 330-3145, or email

Gayla R. Postma
News Editor

Anita Beem or
SE Michigan and Ohio, Classes Lake Erie and Kalamazoo

Anita Brinkman
Classes Chatham, Huron

Greg Chandler
Classes Georgetown, Grandville, Grand Rapids North

Shashi DeHaan
Classes Arizona, Red Mesa, Greater L.A.

Janet A. Greidanus
Classes Alberta North, Alberta South & Saskatchewan, Memoriams

Kyle Hoogendoorn
Classes Heartland, Iakota, Northcentral Iowa

Jonathan J. Kim
Classes Ko-Am and Hanmi

Ron Rupke
Classis Quinte

Kristin Schmitt
Classes Grand Rapids East, Grand Rapids South, Thornapple Valley

Amy Toornstra
Classes Columbia, Lake Superior, Pacific Northwest, Wisconsin

Krista Dam-VandeKuyt
Classes Hamilton, Eastern Canada, Toronto

Alissa Vernon
Classes Niagara, Northern Michigan