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Neland Avenue Christian Reformed was sponsored by Oakdale Park and Sherman Street CRCs. It was organized in 1915.

As with many churches near the old Calvin College campus, membership declined during the 1966-73 period as the college slowly relocated. (The membership drop in 1962 can be attributed to the organization of Grace CRC. Until organization, its membership was recorded at Neland Avenue.)

Historical Details[]


940 Neland Ave. SE], Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (built 1916)


  1. H. Henry Meeter, 1917-26
  2. D. H. Kromminga, 1926-28
  3. Henry J. Kuiper, 1929-44
  4. Ralph J. Danhof, 1945-57
  5. John O. Schuring, 1957-63
  6. Seymour Van Dyken, 1964-70
  7. Tymen E. Hofman, 1972-81
  8. Richard J. Hamstra, 1983-86
  9. Carl J. Kammeraad, 1982-??
  10. Duane K. Kelderman, 1988-??
  11. Leonard Kuyvenhoven, 2002-present

Daughter Churches[]

  1. Calvin, 1946, cosponsored with Sherman Sreet and Fuller Avenue
  2. Grace, 1962

Membership Overview[]


Membership dat, Neland Ave. CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Data[]

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.


Youth ratio, Neland Ave. CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

Red line shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership.


Five year growth rate, Neland Ave. CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth Rate[]

Red line shows five year growth rate. A five year growth rate between 10% and -10% is considered stable; greater than 10% indicates a growing congregation; one below -10% indicates a church in decline. This makes no allowance for daughter churches.

Data source: Yearbooks of the Christian Reformed Church. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.