Our Staff

Our Pastor

Pastor Kendall Everett grew up in Haledon, NJ. Kendall met his wife, Amy at William Paterson University in the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Sociology. He went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. Following seminary, Kendall spent two years partnering with InterVarsity as a Christian Reformed campus pastor back at WPU. Kendall loves spending time with his wife and their two daughters, canoeing, fishing, and playing various sports. Kendall began serving our church in September of 2019.

Our Worship Coordinator

Karisa Talen was raised in the Sussex Christian Reformed Church community and was actively involved in their youth programs and choir. She then attended Dordt College where she met her husband, Emil, and pursued a degree in education while singing in several collegiate choirs, playing in a community band, and serving in various ways throughout the college community. The Talens taught in Southern California before relocating back to Northern New Jersey in the summer of 2016.

Apart from a love for worshiping God with music, Karisa enjoys being a mother to her two young sons, gardening, hiking, and spending time with family both near and far.

Our Administrative Assistant

Rachael Klein has been the administrative assistant since late 2015. She attended Sussex County Community College and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ with a B.A. in Arts Management.

Council Members

Sussex CRC is led by a group of seven elders and six deacons, who are selected by the congregation to serve three-year terms. The current chair of council is Jon Tallamy and the current chair of deacons is Craig Langenbach.

Vision Teams

Sussex CRC has ministry or vision teams that help carry out the mission of our church. These teams include Discipleship, Hospitality & Enfolding, Next Gen., Outreach & Evangelism. and Worship.


Physical Location: 49 Unionville Ave, Sussex NJ

Mailing Address: PO Box 745, Sussex NJ 07461

Service Times: 8:30am & 10:00am ET

Pastor Kendall Everett

Church Office Hours:

Monday: 2pm-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-3pm

Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Thursday: 9am-3pm

Friday: 2pm-5pm

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