About ReFrame Media – Seeing God’s Story in Your Life
One Ministry – A Family of Programs
ReFrame Media produces an array of media experiences for radio and the Web. The goal of ReFrame is for you to see in a fresh way what God is already doing in your life. God reveals Himself in His Word, and His will for your life is told through His story of salvation and love. God wants to reshape and restore your life according to His plan—that you might become more like His Son, Jesus Christ. Seeing God’s purpose unfolding in your life reframes your whole world in God’s perspective.
We invite you to discover more of God’s story in your life, right where you are. Check out the full range of ReFrame resources, online and on the air. Whatever your interests, every ReFrame program shares one common thread: helping you see God’s story in your life.
About Back to God Ministries International
ReFrame Media is the English language ministry of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI). For over seventy years BTGMI has used media to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to preach the Gospel and disciple believers. Including English, BTGMI reaches out through indigenous teams in ten major world languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, using a variety of media methods that are most effective within each language and culture. Each of our language ministries produces evangelism and discipleship resources for broadcast, print, and online.
ReFrame Media is the "indigenous" team for English language speakers in North America and around the world.
Back to God Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.
About Christian Reformed Church of North America
Back to God Ministries International is the media mission of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA). Back to God partners with CRCNA congregations around the world to announce God’s good news.
We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God; that He died for the sins of the world; and that He was raised from the dead for the salvation of all who believe in Him.
We call ourselves Reformed because our movement emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. We see that in all things, God acts first, and we respond to him. Jesus, therefore, is the center of human history.
Reformed Christians are a small part of a much larger body of believers who love and serve Jesus Christ, a family that includes Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Evangelicals. We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to him and live for him.
Reframe Media Staff
Rev. Steven Koster
English Team Leaderinfo@reframemedia.com
Rev. Steven Koster joined Back to God Ministries International in 2006, bringing a wealth of media knowledge and experience, as well as a heart for outreach. Rev. Koster's journey to this ministry comes from a passion to use media and technology to build communities in Christ.
As English ministry leader, Rev. Koster oversees the production of various media and discipleship ministries. He and his team continue to develop new avenues for reaching English-speaking audiences throughout the world. He also speaks and writes about issues of media in worship.
Steven and his wife Deb enjoy leading pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment seminars.
Social Media Specialistklubben@crcna.org
Kaitlin joined the ReFrame team in the summer of 2016. She graduated from Calvin College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She is the Social Media Specialist for ReFrame Media and enjoys finding ways to spread God's Word through various social media platforms.
Kaitlin is new to the Chicago area and looks forward to exploring the city. In her free time she enjoys watching 90's TV shows, movies, musicals, and playing with her dog Toto.
Family Fire Producerdkoster@crcna.org
Deb joined the ReFrame Media team (BTGMI English outreach) in 2010 as writer, speaker, and producer for ReFrame’s Family Fire ministry. Family Fire is a predominantly Facebook and web-based ministry that promotes God's design for marriage and parenting. Off line, Family Fire offers live teaching events and retreats. Family Fire seeks to inspire spiritual mentoring of the next generation and guide families to live as members of a Spirit-fired family.
After over 20 years as a Registered Nurse, Deb is following her passion for family ministry and completing her Masters of Divinity Degree at Calvin Theological Seminary. Deb and her husband Steven enjoy leading marriage retreats and family seminars to encourage people in their most intimate relationships. The Kosters are the parents of three awesome young adults and reside in the Chicagoland area.
Senior Producer of Children’s Ministryronvandenburg@crcna.org
Ron joined the ReFrame Media team (BTGMI English outreach) in 2014. He plans and develops projects specifically for the spiritual formation of children. His main focus is Kids Corner, along with devotional and parent guides.
A former school teacher, Ron says, “People tell me that if I could write the perfect job description for myself, it would be Children’s Ministry Producer! BTGMI gives me the opportunity to use my creative storytelling gifts, love of theater, and production skills to create fun, wacky stories that help children learn important faith lessons.”
A graduate of Calvin College, Ron recently completed a Master of Education Degree in Teaching, Learning and Development at Brock University, in St. Catharines, ON. In his free time he enjoys theater experiences—watching, writing, performing and directing. Ron and his wife, Rachel, have three children.
Marketing Communications Managerchunt@crcna.org
Chris Hunt started at ReFrame Media in 2013. He loves to see God transform lives through the Gospel. Prior to joining ReFrame he served as a marketing manager at Awana where he believes God taught him the purpose and value of marketing in Christian ministry. For Chris, marketing is more than a profession; it is a work.
Chris served for 16 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve. Having earned a B.A. in History at Alma College and a M.A. at Northern Illinois University, he learned marketing in the saddle in business settings. He and his wife have five children and serve as leaders in their church. In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing board games: the more complicated the better.
Digital Media Directorjsterenberg@crcna.org
Justin Sterenberg joined the ReFrame Media team in 2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communication from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Before becoming ReFrame Media's Digital Media Director, Justin previously worked as a Project Manager, an Internet Marketing Consultant, and Marketing Manager. He spent six years in the internet marketing field with a focus on social media, e-mail marketing, and name acquisition marketing. He is passionate about creating elegantly simple user experiences that help facilitate dialogue with the audience.
Justin is a movie soundtrack enthusiast and enjoys spending his free time with his wife, family, and friends. He coaches boys basketball at his church and also serves as a high school youth group leader.
Editor, Think Christianjlarsen@crcna.org
Josh Larsen joined ReFrame Media in 2011 after 16 years in the newspaper business. During that time, as either editor or reporter, he covered everything but sports. His longest – and most treasured – beat was the seven years he served as the full-time film critic for The Naperville Sun.
Josh graduated from Trinity Chrisitan College with a degree in English and Communication Arts. He attends Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Ill.
Managing Editor, Todayelamsma@crcna.org
Eleanor Lamsma has been with Back to God Ministries International since 1991. She works with writers of the Today devotional--copywriting, proofreading, and editing.
When away from the office, Eleanor enjoys spending time with her 3 sons and daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren. Some live far away, so treks to the airport to keep in touch are part of her life as well. Those visits enhance her scrapbooking hobby. Eleanor is also very involved with music and worship activities at her church. She plays the organ and piano, sings in the praise team, and participates in worship planning.
Courtney has served Back to God Ministries International in writing and production capacities since graduating from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2006. She currently produces the Groundwork program, in partnership with Words of Hope. In the past, she also edited and produced The Back to God Hour flagship radio program.
She received her Masters of Divinity from Northern Seminary in 2011. When she has free time, she also enjoys running and playing flute in community groups.
Marc started working for Back to God Ministries International in 2007 to help support the growing ministries and increasing number of web properties. He manages the technical aspects of all the ReFrame Media websites.
Marc graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in Communications. He put that degree to use working on TV commercials and movies in the Chicago film industry for 5 years before switching to a career in web development.
Senior Producer, Church Juicejclark@BackToGod.net
Jerod joined the ReFrame Media team in 2007 to develop a project to help churches energize their church communications. As a result, churchjuice.com was launched to help train and consult with churches on how to use media better as an outreach tool. It's our way of giving back to congregations who help fund our ministry work.
Jerod graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Journalism and a B.S. in Political Science. Before beginning his work at BTGMI, Jerod spent nearly six years as a local TV news reporter in Joplin, MO and Little Rock, AR. While working as a news man, Jerod met his beautiful wife Sarah. They live in the Chicago area, but enjoy traveling around the world.
Associate Director for Content Strategyrbasselin@crcna.org
Robin began working with ReFrame Media in 2008 as a Content Producer. In late 2014, she assumed the role of ReFrame's Associate Director for Content Strategy. Robin provides leadership for ReFrame Media's content team and drives ReFrame-wide strategies and projects.
Robin received her Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Islamic Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2002. She has previously instructed courses on Islam and worked in the area of Muslim-Christian Dialogue. Robin has a wonderful husband and three beautiful and boisterous children. As a family, they enjoy traveling, camping and serving in their local congregation.