Cor Pool currently serves as interim pastor of San Jose Christian Reformed Church. His permanent home is in Riverside, CA where he served Hope Community Christian Reformed Church for 17 years before retiring. Prior to that he served four other Christian Reformed Churches in Canada and the USA. Cor also serves in various capacities regionally and in the denomination.
Cor enjoys sightseeing, traveling and spending time with his 4 married children and 7 grandchildren. God blessed him and Kathy with 38 wonderful years of marriage. In 2011 the Lord took her home after a brief battle with cancer. Pastor Cor loves meeting new friends and has a passion for seeing people grow in Christ.
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).
Jamie Mulfinger holds a graduate degree in Music Performance from SJSU and spent 15 years performing flute for opera and orchestra and soloing with community orchestras in the Bay Area. She is a recipient of the SJ Music Study Club Award, and was semi-finalist for the William C. Byrd International Woodwinds Competition. Later, Jamie left the music orchestral world for an altogether different role: that of helping others praise God. She studied voice with Alison Collins, guitar with Reggie Coates, and piano with Dr. Christopher Dillon, and has used her skills ever since to train and lead church choirs and worship teams.
Favorite verse: is "But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Gal. 6:14
Music Worship Philosophy: Music is a way to express our faith as well as our feelings and I cannot imagine a better way to use our voices and instruments than to bring them before God in praise for all that God is and does for us.
Invitation to visit: If you are new to the Christian faith or looking for a church home, I invite you to learn about God's faithful love through our worship services and to experience a personal walk of faith with God in community. We are real people with real struggles who want to celebrate life, promote all that is good in our world, and grow spiritually together. I hope that you can join us on Sunday mornings at 10am.