Who’s who

European English Aglow Team

Carolyn Jones van Heezik

Carolyn Jones van Heezik

Director

A Spirit-filled worshipper at heart with a love of God’s wisdom, intercessor and teacher, Carolyn‘s ministry flows in the multi-cultural, multi-contextual landscape of Europe’s international Christian community. Carolyn puts her vision for the European English Aglow like this: “The unique bond I have seen the Holy Spirit create among us not only transcends our differences but creates a place for God’s Presence, where He equips and energizes us to meet the unique challenges of our day. Christ in us, the hope of glory!”

A New Zealander by birth, Carolyn moved to the Netherlands at the age of 12. She lives in a new town just outside The Hague, called Zoetermeer, with her British husband, Mark. This is where they raised their three sons. Carolyn also has the privilege of being a doting grandma to her 4 grandchildren!  

Carolyn and Mark are active members of St John and St Philip, the Anglican church of The Hague.

Sharmila Geldermans

Sharmila Geldermans

Assitant-director

Sharmila is a gentle woman of pure and effective prayer, heartfelt worship and vital, enduring service. Her stated aim is to impart her knowledge to the women and encourage them. She has a remarkable “With the Lord I can!” approach to all she puts her hand to – true woman of faith. Raised in a Roman Catholic family in her native Sri Lanka, Sharmila was introduced to a Catholic charismatic prayer group as a teenager. This was a turning point for her personal faith as she experienced the renewal of a Spirit-filled walk with the Lord. After marrying her Dutch husband, Martin, in Sri Lanka, she relocated with him to the Netherlands, where she discovered an English-speaking Aglow group in her neighborhood. Aglow became a spiritual home, a challenging training ground for Sharmila, and a place of great service and Christian ministry. Sharmila lives in Leidschendam with her husband Martin and three children. They are members of The Church of Our Saviour, International Catholic Parish, The Hague.
Lynn Sadok

Lynn Sadok

Events coordinator

Lynn joined the European English Aglow Team in September 2020.

Born in the Bronx, Lynn was raised a Jewish home in the suburbs of New York City (USA). In 2003, at an English-speaking Aglow conference in Belgium, Lynn came to Christ. Since that moment of revelation she has actively participated in  God’s Kingdom on earth.

Lynn is a long-term council member of Trinity Church Eindhoven where she has also served as warden and heads the Funding Outreach and Missions team. Within Aglow, Lynn was president of the Eindhoven English-speaking chapter.

Joining Aglow International’s Israel tour in 2016 was a unique homecoming, walking in the footsteps of her Savior. She is a Watchmen on the Wall.

Lynn lives with her Dutch husband Wim in the Netherlands, where their two young adult children also reside and study. 

Christine Mallie

Christine Mallie

Prayer coordinator

Christine is a woman of faith. She loves the Lord, loves His word and has a heart for Him and a desire to serve Him with the talents and gifts He has given her.

She was raised in a small town in central Kansas, the United States. Her family attended the First Baptist Church, which is where she accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of eight and shortly after that was baptized. There were some giants of faith in the church home, who modeled the love and character of Jesus Christ. These Christian brothers and sisters hold a special place in her heart to this day.

She met and married her Dutch husband, Jan, while he was working in Kansas. They moved to Winschoten, the Netherlands in 1991. Shortly after that Christine started attending the Dutch Aglow meetings there. That’s where she was baptized in the Holy Spirit. Because of the loving presence of the Holy Spirit at the Aglow meetings, she felt these helped shore her up during the difficult first years after moving here.

In 1998 they moved to Roermond. Together, Christine and her husband Jan have four grown daughters. Christine is a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hoensbroek.