Julianne Vanderaa, Women's Ministries Joel Vanderaa, Sound A love for God and the nations has been instilled since birth in the deacons Joel and Julianne Vanderaa. Each was born to missionary parents in a mission hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Joel's grandparents and parents were missionaries in various countries in West Africa. Julianne's great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were missionaries in Mexico, Guatemala, and several countries in West Africa. Joel spend his first 19 years of life in Liberia, Switzerland, and Mali with brief home assignments in the Midwest. Julianne spent ages 9-18 in Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and France and family home assignments in Minnesota. Service to God and others has been modeled to them through the many generations of missionaries. Having had passports since birth, as adults they have continued their love of travel and other cultures, visiting numerous countries. Joel and Julianne started dating at the end of their college years and were married in 2003. They have three young girls, Elena, Norah and Solene. Joel works as a mechanical engineer. Julianne is a licensed clinical social worker but currently only practices on her husband and children. Joel and Julianne are grateful to have served New City of Nations since its inception.
Deacon Tong Khang married to Joyce Khang bio to come
Jeremie Niyonkuru married to Alphonsine bio to come
The Role of NCNC Deacons: The office of deacon/deaconess is described in 1 Tim. 3:8-13 (cf. Acts 6:1-7; Rom. 16:1-2). Deacons shall advise and assist the elders in any service that shall support and promote the ministry of prayer and the Word, new and existing ministries of the church, and the care of the members of the congregation. The deacons may be organized in the most fitting way to accomplish the mission of the church. The responsibilities of deacons do not include preaching, teaching, or spiritual oversight, which are the responsibilities of the elders. However, unconnected to their role as deacons, they may teach and preach for the edification of the body (Acts 6-7:53; Tit. 2:3).