Rev. Dean Van Farowe, Ohio Outreach Coordinator
The Rev. Dean Van Farowe is the Ohio Outreach Coordinator for EEN. He grew up in farm country as a pastor's kid in North Dakota and Michigan, and graduated from Northwestern College (IA) and Western Theological Seminary (MI). Dean has been the pastor of Calvary Reformed Church (RCA), a multi-ethnic urban church in Cleveland, Ohio, since the year 2000.
Dean began Calvary Reformed's Creation Care ministry in 2019. Some of their activities include monthly Litter Pilgrimages, seasonal tree & native flower plantings, and an annual "Creation Care Kids" vbs. They have hosted two EEN Partner events in Cleveland. Dean is the co-leader of the multi-denominational West Side Creation Care Team in Cleveland, and he has a certificate in environmental ministry from McCormick Seminary (IL).
Dean and his wife Christine have been married for 21 years and have three children: a daughter who is in high school and twin sons in college. Dean enjoys playing guitar and hiking on the Buckeye Trail in Ohio.