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Minister , church growth consultant

Jack Ronald Van Ens, American minister, church growth consultant. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1972. Named Man of Year, City of Wheat Ridge, 1990.


Ens, Jack Ronald Van was born on December 31, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Meinard and Winnifred Van Ens.


AB, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, 1969. Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1972. Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1976.

Doctor Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1984.


Pastor, head of staff, 1st Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant, New Jersey, 1972-1976;senior pastor, head of staff, 1st Presbyterian Church, Pitman, New Jersey, 1976-1981;senior pastor, head of staff, Arvada (Colorado) Presbyterian Church, 1981-1988;president, chief Executive officer, Creative Growth Associations, Arvada, since 1987. Executive director Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1990. Special assistant to pres.West Chamber of Commerce, Denver, since 1991.

Chairman of Commission Denver Presbytery, 1988.


  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1972.


  • Other Work

    • Writer, director, co-producer Window on the World, weekly radio and cable television show, 1978-1981. Author, editor bi-weekly column Business at Its Best.


Leader motivational training workshops Jefferson County Schools Parent-Teachers Association's, 1987. Alumni fund raising liaison Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981-1989. Member Arvada-North Jeffco Chamber of Commerce (board directors, program chmnn.

1985-1989,Executive Board 1986-1989, treasurer 1989-1990, president-elect 1990, Key Man award 1989), Colorado Calvin College Alumni Association (chapter president 1983-1985).


Married Sandra Jo Broene, June 25, 1969. Children: Craig Michael, Megan Kristine, Christopher Gene.

Meinard Ens

Winnifred Van Ens

Sandra Jo Broene

Craig Michael Ens

Megan Kristine Ens

Christopher Gene Ens