As of May 1, ICP core team has a new member: Patrick van der Plaat. He introduces himself to you…
Let me introduce myself. I am Patrick van der Plaat. Together with my wife Janine and our three children, Joshua (20), Rebecca (18) and Sara (13), we are back after not living in the Netherlands for many years. Originally I do not come from a religious family, but I got to know God at a somewhat later age. After a search I eventually ended up at a bible school in Veenendaal (ETH) where I was prepared to lead the church as a pastor. During that period I also met my wife who is from Brazil. This soon led to a marriage in which our three children were born.
Over the past twenty years, I have lived and worked abroad for more than fifteen, mostly in the role of pastor for the Church of the Nazarene. Having lived in both Brazil and Australia as a family, the multicultural has simply become part of who we are. That also made the step to ICP a logical one for me. Besides the fact that my family is multicultural, I also like to see more and more color in the church and to be able to contribute to it..
In addition to being a pastor, I am also a writer and I love making music. I think it would be very nice to work with you within the ICP network and to share some of my cultural experiences.
As ICP we are very grateful for the arrival of Patrick. We look forward to a fun and fruitful collaboration!