Our national Executive Director is Hans VanDoodewaard. Since 1990 Hans has been involved with managing business and people. He has a BCS (Biology/Psychology) from Redeemer University College in Hamilton Ontario.
Serving since 2008 as the national Executive Director, his heartfelt desire is to continue to administer the work of Redemption Prison Ministry for the sake of the gospel. Seeking the blessing of the Lord, he is furthering the work of Redemption Prison Ministry in reaching out to those who are incarcerated in Canadian prisons.
Reverend Rudy de Vries
Our Ontario Region minister is Reverend Rudy de Vries. During his seminary studies from 1992 until 1996, Rudy de Vries began his involvement in prison ministry by leading regular in-prison Bible studies and chapel services as a volunteer. Simultaneously he was also grading Bible correspondence courses for inmates.
It was while Rudy was involved in that ministry and while finishing up at seminary, that he was asked to direct the ministry of Redemption Prison Ministry (formerly Cornerstone Bible Institute) at its inception in 1996. In his current pastoral role since 2008, Pastor Rudy’s desire is to be used by God in the lives of Canadian prisoners and this continues to grow with every visit and new inmate contact.
Reverend Marty Slingerland
Our Pacific Region minister is Reverend Marty Slingerland. He has a BA in Criminal Justice along with his Masters of Divinity degree. Prior to and during his seminary studies his involvment in prison ministry began with volunteer visits in the local prisons and jails seeking to be a listening ear to those inside.
Pastor Marty knows that God has given him a heartfelt desire to minister to all those who are either incarcerated or are now on the streets seeking to reintegrate back into church and society.