• Pastor Craig & Jeanine

Jeanine Kopaska Broek

Co-Director

Jeanine completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Hunter College/CUNY in New York City (2011) which has led her to pursue links between agriculture and public health. Her passion to see food grown in unsuspecting places led her to develop a master’s thesis on farming corporate campuses as a worksite wellness initiative. Jeanine’s years of study were enhanced by keeping her hands in the dirt locally as she worked for a local community supported farm. Prior to her time in New Jersey, Jeanine worked in higher education as the Director of Admissions at Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI).

Jeanine enjoys camping, biking, and hiking with her family in her spare time, and via her work with The Table, has fulfilled her dreams of sharing vegetables from her bicycle.

Craig Broek

Co-Director

Craig began his professional career in pastoral ministry in Ridgewood, NJ. After serving for 6+ years, he and Jeanine began to pursue a vision of non-traditional ministry. His passion to see people developing in their faith journey shapes his work and community interaction. He enjoys meeting people and building relationships especially through sports and recreational activities, like umpiring and coaching. Craig has also been trained as a Level 1 StrengthsFinder Coach.

In his free time Craig enjoys all sports, taking on new projects, reading, cooking, and home brewing.

Craig and Jeanine have been married since 1999 and have two young children.

Our Interns

KORINNE RUHNKE

2020 Garden Intern

Originally born in Boulder, I am a Colorado native that has always had a love for people and the lifelong connections you can make through friendship, community, and family. This is why I chose to study Human Development and Family Relations at the University of Colorado in Denver. Throughout my journey towards my degree I realized that my passion for food is almost as great as my passion for people, and a lot of time these two can go hand in hand. I also have a great love for coffee and enjoy watching travel shows about international foods and almost any cooking show that is out there.

The importance of good nutrition and the impact it can make both physically and mentally hits close to home for me. After getting my bachelors degree, I hope to go on to study nutrition and eventually meld all of this into a family based nutrition program. My goal is to offer knowledge and assistance when it comes to implementing the benefits of healthy foods, especially during the transition phase for new parents and growing families.

I am so excited and honored to be a part of The Table, and look forward  to making connections with members of the community while being able to help grow beautiful organic healthy foods.

CAROLINE KOMODORE

2020 Garden Intern

My name is Caroline Komodore, I’m a senior studying Philosophy at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m passionate about getting involved in creating community in our neighborhoods and getting conversations going about important topics in social justice, climate change and many other difficult realities of our world! I also love how much connection happens when we get our hands in the dirt together, watch plants grow and produce, and of course sharing food with each other.