Skip to main content

Awareness Raising and Advocacy Program

Hope Network pastors are available to speak at your church or organization.

List of Topics

Our pastors can speak on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Hospitality: What Churches Can Do
  • Making Mental Illness a Priority
  • Mental Health Awareness for the Church
  • More Than a Ramp
  • Stages of Inclusion
  • Starting a Special Needs Ministry
  • The King’s Table
  • The Least of These

Our Speakers


Rev. Bruce Vaandrager

Rev. Vaandrager is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. As a pastor with 20 years of experience, and an advocate for greater awareness and inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness in churches, he is available to speak at education classes, community events, or specially-themed worship services. Specific topics can be arraigned upon request.

Request a Speaker

To request a speaker contact pastoral@hopenetwork.org.

Follow us