Vance and Connie Hays currently serve as interim pastor of San Jose Christian Reformed Church. Their permanent home is in Portland, OR, where they served Parklane Christian Reformed Church for 27 years before retiring
They enjoy traveling, as well as keeping up with their 5 children and 2 grandchildren. One of their greatest pleasures is continuing to serve Christ's church in various places. Their first interim assignment (2017) was in a large rural church near Bozeman, Montana. San Jose is big switch, but still a great pleasure. Why not stop by and meet them?
Rachel Vander Veen
Children's Program Director
Rachel currently serves as the City of San José Housing Department’s Administrative Officer and has been in that position for five years now. She began with the City in 1999 as the Housing Department’s Budget Analyst in the Administration Division just one month after graduating from College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Psychology. She then moved on to the Policy Division for two years and the Executive Office for an additional two years. This led her back to the place she began, as the current manager of the Administration Division. She always strives to balance her career with her young family – Husband Scott, seven-year-old Geoffrey, four-year-old Aaron, and nine-month-old Alexis.
In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at church where she leads the Kid's Life program and serve wherever she is needed. Something you may not know about her is that she is a “PK” – preacher’s kid. And this has a lot to do with another interesting fact – she has lived in seven states including: Washington, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Indiana, and California (in that order).