ReFrame Media welcomes Rev. Emily Vanden Heuvel as our new Senior Producer of Pastoral Care. Emily joined our team in January 2019 with a passion to continue our long tradition of providing prayer and pastoral care for those who seek spiritual support through our family of media programs. “I want people to know how much they are loved by God,” says Emily. “There are no issues or problems too great for God to address, or sins too big for God to forgive. There is no pain so dark and crushing that God's light cannot penetrate. God promises that we will never be alone.”
One of Emily’s main responsibilities is to coordinate the ReFrame Media Prayer Team. This team prays for the hundreds of individuals who contact us weekly through one of our programs to request prayer. Emily collects and collates these prayer requests and sends them out to our over 5600 volunteer prayer warriors. Another part of her role is to equip our prayer partners with resources that will help them grow in knowledge and gain confidence for their prayer lives.
“Over the past five years, ReFrame Media’s Prayer Ministry has grown exponentially,” explains Steven Koster, director of ReFrame, “With over 5600 prayer team members and hundreds of prayer requests each week, we knew this was any area the Spirit was guiding us to invest in. We’re excited about how Emily’s heart for people and commitment to excellence will play a big role in that.”
Prior to ReFrame, Emily worked for 12 years as a chaplain, where she cared for children and adults in crisis and trauma recovery. She also has experience in providing pastoral care and spiritual support in church, hospital and workplace environments. Emily regularly preaches and teaches in churches and schools, and offers training on faith formation, compassion fatigue awareness, and creating a trauma-sensitive culture. She graduated from Kuyper College before earning an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Christian Reformed Church, Emily was endorsed as a chaplain with particular focus on crisis care and counseling.
Would you like to share a prayer request? Or would you like to join our ReFrame Prayer Team? Visit our Prayer page.