Rev. Benjamin (Ben) P. Snoek

Campus Pastor

Education

Ph.D., Columbia International University (candidate)
M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
E.P.M.C., Calvin Theological Seminary
B.S., summa cum laude/valedictorian, Indiana Wesleyan University

The Rev. Benjamin P. Snoek is honored to serve as the Interim Campus Pastor at Trinity Christian College. A proud Michigander, Ben grew up knowing about Trinity and has always wanted to serve at this important institution of Reformed undergraduate higher education. His journey into the Reformed orbit, however, was somewhat circuitous, taking him to Indiana Wesleyan University for his undergraduate and graduate studies. He credits these cross-denominational experiences as necessary experiences for embracing the ecumenical Christian faith in a changing world. Ben is a Ph.D. candidate in systematic and liturgical theology, where his research explores liturgical formation through chapel worship.

Before joining the Trinity community in 2021, Ben served at a small Christian liberal arts university in Kentucky as a chaplain and director of the chapel. In this position, Ben oversaw a massive chapel program that occurred three times each week and taught as an adjunct professor of theology.

Ben is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He has served rural parishes and suburban megachurches in Michigan and Indiana as a pastor, worship leader, and musician. Ben has served in the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America, including Calvary CRC (Holland, MI), Kibbie CRC (South Haven, MI), and Harbor Churches RCA (Hudsonville, MI). He also served Wesleyan and Methodist congregations in Indiana and Kentucky.

Ben is privileged to work with an amazing group of colleagues in the Student Life Division, all of whom care deeply about shaping students into kingdom-minded followers of Jesus, and is grateful to serve students at a vital season in their faith formation. Ben is also an active string orchestra composer with award-winning music published internationally. His music has won national awards and composition contests and has been performed around the world, from Bolivia to Spain to the Philippines to Australia.

Ben is excited to be a part of Troll Nation and to call Chicago home.

Ordination
The Christian Reformed Church in North America, Classis Holland

Affiliations

  • North American Academy of Liturgy
  • Association for Christians in Student Development
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
  • Theta Alpha Kappa