New pastor: Maarten Blom

Gouda – On Thursday 28 March a joint meeting decided to appoint Maarten Blom as the new pastor for the ICF Gouda. After an encouraging process, the leadership team is grateful that Maarten can start as a pastor in September.


The General Church Council of the Protestant church of Gouda and the Leadership Team of the ICF have taken over the unanimous nomination of the selection committee. Maarten Blom has thus been appointed as the new pastor for the international community in Gouda. The activities for the GZB will be completed by Maarten in the coming months so that he can start on 1 September.


After the goodbye to the previous pastor, the procedure was started by drawing up a profile and a vacancy. The ICF was surprised by the many responses and good candidates with whom wonderfull meetings were held. Ultimately, the selection committee unanimously decided to nominate Maarten.


In the last years, Maarten, together with his wife Gerdien and their children, have lived and worked in Albania as a church planter on behalf of the GZB. They look forward to being part of the ICF community as a family and building the community together.

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