The Reverend Dale Buettner is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and a graduate of Johnson University (Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Masters Degree in Divinity). While in Seminary, he served on staff at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC as a ministerial intern. Before coming to Community Reformed Church in 2015, he spent 17 years as a church planter and Pastor of churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He enjoys, music, reading, traveling, spending time with family, and having coffee with friends. He has been married to his wife Shelley since 1994 and they have two daughters, Carly and Annie.

     Contact Pastor Dale at 765-474-5551 or pastordale@crclaf.org 



Loving God more deeply happens through worship, prayer, discipleship, and living missionally.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen” (1st John 4:20).


God’s Mission for CRC

God has called us to be a community of disciples who love God and love all. We are seeking to live the abundant life Jesus offers as we join Him in doing what He says in Matthew 25: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

CRC Staff 

Kelsey Haywood is the office administrator! She enjoys spending her time going on adventures with her family and raising her two daughters, Delaynie & Daphnie! 

The Kensinger's- Dave is the church bookkeeper! Dave and Julie both enjoy the outdoors and being grandparents! 

The Galema's- Tim is the man behind all of the amazing music on the piano on Sunday's, his wife Bev is the praise team leader! Alex and Molly are also very involved and run our sound and powerpoints each week!  

Jim & Jim- The behind the scenes clean up crew, Jim Swick & Jim Collie make sure the church is looking great and taken care of each week. Their wives Kathy & April help when needed, but they prefer to spend time with their kids & grand-kids! 

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