About Our Church

our church

Welcome to the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church

We hope that this website will assist you in finding what you're looking for in regards to our church. The Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church was established over 60 years ago and is a member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.

The Church is located in the midst of Eastern Ontario's dairy farming community and is a stable, caring congregation with a membership of over 200 people from all walks of life in Dundas County and the surrounding area.

Our modern facility is fully wheelchair accessible and special seating arrangements are available for those with physical disabilities. Audio and video tapes of services are available for those who are unable to attend.

Our Staff

Pastor Lawson

Pastor Gregg
Lead Pastor

Pastor Gregg entered ministry later in life and with his wife Laurie at his side, he has brought his life full of experience to Williamsburg CRC. He is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary (MDiv) and Calvin Seminary (EPMC). He has two grown children and two grandchildren. His mission is to reach out to those in the church and those affected by the church, in order that together we grow into a deeper understanding of our faith, and see the relevance of Jesus Christ in our every days lives.  Gregg Lawson phone: 613-438-4774.

Youth Pastor

Joe Groeneveld
Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Joe came to Williamsburg CRC in 2011 after enduring and enjoying many years of university and seminary. He relishes the challenge of ministering to the younger generation of the church, having discussions about all sorts of topics, meeting them where they're at and pointing them to the true joy that's found in Christ. He and his lovely wife Kristin have four young children and enjoy the outdoors, especially the Morrisburg waterfront in the summer months. Contact:  Pastor Joe Groeneveld phone: 613-535-2875.


Jack VanGilst
Stated Clerk

Jack has willingly served this church in many ways over the years and in the spring of 2018 became the clerk. He likes to help Council run smoothly and efficiently. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Margo, 5 children and many grandchildren.  Jack VanGilst phone: 343-548-4754.

Bulletin Editor

Alice Schuler
Bulletin Editor

Alice is married to Hans and has been a member of WCRC since birth. They have 3 adult married children and 10 grandchildren. Alice‚Äôs specialty is graphic design and loves using this gift to produce an informative attractive bulletin. Contact:  Jessica VanderVeen phone: 613-720-1725.


Jo-Anne & Bill Hoftyzer
Directors of Church Facility Ministry

Jo-Anne has been a member of Williamsburg Christian Reformed most of her life, except for a brief period when she and Bill attended Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Newmarket ON in the 80's. Bill joined the Williamsburg CRC in 1974, moving here from Port Perry ON. They have 4 married children and 2 grandchildren. Bill and Jo-Anne became the custodians in 2012 and work hard at keeping the building inviting for all members and guests. Contact:  Jo-Ann Hoftyzer phone: 613-652-1211.