About Us

We are a welcoming congregation located in downtown Hamilton

Group of believers

Who we are

We are a diverse group of believers

We seek to worship God faithfully, grow in faith and holiness, and bring the good news of salvation to our neighbours. We meet together twice on Sundays to worship God, and also host programs throughout the week where adults and children meet with their peers for in-depth studies and times of fellowship.

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What we believe

We believe in the One True God

We embraces the gospel of salvation and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. We believe with all Christian churches the fundamentals of the Christian faith represented by the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds. As a Protestant church, Streetlight holds to certain Reformed doctrinal standards – namely, the Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, and Belgic Confession.

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Mission

To proclaim Christ so that God might bring together believers who reflect His love through worship and service.

Vision

Our city restored to its Creator through the Redeemer.

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Church Staff

Meet the people who lead our programs and help keep things running behind the scenes

Winston Bosch

Minister
pastor@streetlightchurch.ca

Danielle Heemskerk

Youth Worker

After attending a Service Week trip through Campfire Bible Camp while in highschool and having the opportunity to meet members of the Streetlight community and serve on the property, Danielle was amazed by the work God was doing in downtown Hamilton. Following that, friends invited her to serve alongside them at the Kids Club and Kingdom Seekers programs. She was also able to volunteer with the teen girls club of the Waterdown chapter of Youth for Christ. These experiences led her to pursue a job at Campfire Bible Camp, after which she was hired to cover a maternity leave at Streetlight. Danielle became a member at Streetlight soon after and now divides her time between covering the maternity leaves of her female co-workers, working as a part-time waitress, and enjoying life downtown with her husband, Tyler, and their two cats. She loves serving the children and youth of the Beasley neighbourhood and feels blessed to belong to such a loving, faithful, vibrant church family.

danielle@streetlightchurch.ca

Erik Hoeksema

Program Director/Youth

For over ten years Erik served the Streetlight community as a volunteer and in the church leadership. In 2014 he and his family said goodbye to Streetlight and joined Rehoboth United Reformed Church in suburban Hamilton, where he took on the job of Outreach Director. Erik loved this job, but within a few years he felt the call to return to Streetlight. He joined the staff as a Youth Worker in the spring of 2017. In his youth he would have never dreamed of pursuing work in urban ministry. Erik grew up in rural Niagara, but when he attended McMaster University he grew to love urban life and specifically the City of Hamilton. He earned his B.A. (Hons) studying social geography topics such as urban renewal and community planning. His love for the city slowly merged with his growing involvement in outreach ministry (which was largely due to his wife’s long-time involvement at Streetlight). Now, Erik enjoys working with youth in the downtown of Hamilton, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with any one he meets, and teaching young people that life in Christ’s Kingdom is possible, enjoyable and comforting. He and Tracy Lynn have four children and live in the Stipley Neighbourhood.

erik@streetlightchurch.ca

Tracy Lynn Hoeksema

Youth and Family Support Worker

Tracy was first introduced to Streetlight as a high school volunteer at Girls Club. In 2004 Tracy was hired as a Youth Worker and began developing children and youth programs and connecting with the neighbourhood. For over 15 years she has worked with youth and families in the Beasley neighbourhood and surrounding area. In that time, Tracy and her husband Erik have had four children who have grown up in the unique community at Streetlight. Her training at Sheridan College for Early Childhood Education and her many years of experience as a Youth Worker has developed into the position of Youth and Family Support Worker at Streetlight. In this role Tracy helps empower people to make positive life choices, maximize their potential, and draw closer to God. Every week is a new adventure at Streetlight, but through it all, Tracy sees God’s providence and love shine through.

tracy@streetlightchurch.ca

Berber Bosch

Program Support
berber@streetlightchurch.ca