Pastor Paul Aasman
Mieke Aasman, Program Director
After attending the Child & Youth Worker program at Mohawk College, Mieke has worked with children and youth in different environments and situations. She joined the Streetlight staff in 2010 and since then has had the privilege to work with many youth, especially teens. Knowing the vision, creative power and drive youth have, Mieke seeks to empower them to become aware of these gifts and use them for the glory of God and the good of their communities. Mieke’s responsibilities have recently expanded to include oversight of all Streetlight programs, support of volunteer-led programs, as well as an increased involvement in neighbourhood initiatives. Mieke is forever learning about God’s grace—how it changes her life and the lives of those around her. This is what she hopes to share as she lives and works in downtown Hamilton.
Marietta Linde, Administrative Coordinator
Marietta Linde joined the staff in September 2015, taking over the role of administration and bookkeeping. She completed the two-year business accounting program from Niagara College in 2010 and has since worked in this field. Marietta is relatively new to the Streetlight scene; however, she has been involved in various church and community organizations in her hometown of Dunnville, where she resides with her four children. Joining the Streetlight staff was a way for her to broaden her horizons and become more involved in mission work in her own back yard. Marietta is always in awe of the grace the Lord has bestowed in all life’s circumstances and enjoys sharing these blessings with others. However, so often our desire to teach others turns out to be the Lord teaching us and opening our eyes to new things as He continues to fulfill His work all around us. What a joy to witness Him at work!
Aaron Korvemaker, Youth Worker
Aaron came on staff at Streetlight in April 2013, after completing his studies at Redeemer University College, where he studied history and theology. Aaron was involved several downtown ministry programs run through Redeemer, which opened his eyes to Hamilton’s downtown core. He developed a love for downtown Hamilton, and sought more ways to serve in this area. He is excited about being at Streetlight because it offers many ways to serve God and bless the neighbourhood. His favourite thing about Streetlight is seeing the excitement that people of different ages and backgrounds have when they come together to worship God, and their eagerness to learn about what it means to follow Jesus. These are things he constantly tries to learn more about as well. Aaron loves working with youth and is excited to journey with them in learning more about the Gospel.
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.