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2012-2013 annual report (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)

If I had to use one word to describe the past year, I would say we were “waiting”—waiting to see what the Lord would do. The needs were great: the healing of our colleague and brother in Christ, Dr. Todd Billings, the successful launch of a new M.Div. curriculum, the enfolding of our first cohort of students in our new WTS-Newbigin Distance Learning Master of Divinity program, and finding just the right people to fill empty spots on the faculty. We leaned on the promise of Isaiah that “those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”

A Word from the President Dr. Timothy Brown

I am happy to report that our prayers have been answered favorably on all accounts! Todd’s cancer is in remission, students are pursuing their specific interests through the flexibility of the new curriculum, the Newbigin cohort of students brought with them a whole new level of energy surrounding church plants and urban ministry, and by May we had four stellar candidates to recommend to the Board of Trustees for appointment to the faculty. As this was happening, we welcomed our largest incoming class ever. Their gifts for ministry are significant and their potential in the Lord seems almost limitless. I bless God for them all, and I pledge that my colleagues and I will do everything in our power to fulfill our mission to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” and see that they receive the best training possible. The rhythms of the school year don’t change, and we rejoice in the graduation of another class of WTS students, pictured on pgs. 14-15. Hidden in their faces are the gifts of God for the emerging church, and they have all come to the kingdom “for such a time as this!” I need you to know that none of our teaching, mentoring, worship, counseling, challenging, and praying could have been accomplished without your prayers and generous support. I could not be more grateful, and the churches that our graduates will serve one day will soon join me in this gratitude. Thank you! Grace and peace,

Dr. Timothy Brown President and Henry Bast Professor of Preaching

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Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Ps 23:4)

BEFORE A Year of Prayer In many ways, the 2012-13 school year was one of prayer, rallying around one of our own as we asked for healing. The seminary community learned last September that our dear colleague and professor, Dr. J. Todd Billings, had Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer with no known cure. By February he had gone through five regular rounds of chemotherapy and was at a critical stage of his treatment: the stem cell transplant. Facing the prospect of losing his own hair, he challenged the rest of the seminary to shave their heads with

him, as a donor was offering $100 per head to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Fifteen brave ones accepted the challenge, including the president, four professors, one staff member, and eight students. Rev. Jon Brown, son of President Timothy Brown, took up his father’s challenge to fill an empty seat, putting the total to 16. Out in Kansas, Dr. Tom Billings, Todd’s father, also shaved his head in solidarity with his son. When all the hair had fallen to the floor, $3,335 had been raised for cancer research.

February 22, 2013


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Dennis Voskuil

Sung Hwan Kan

Grace Miguel

back: Rev. Jon Brown, Dr. Kyle Small, Rev. Travis West, Kevin Slusher, Dr. Todd Billings (on screen), staff member David Becker, President Timothy Brown, Dan Claus, Dr. Dennis Voskuil and Stephen Shaffer. front: Sung Hwan Kan, Dr. Jim Brownson, Grace Miguel, Trevor Berrien, Ron Radcliffe, Andy Rogers and Dan Unekis. Special thanks goes to the Tulip City Beauty College for providing their stylists for the event.

AFTER In March Todd was taken to the brink of death through high dose chemotherapy before receiving “a second chance at life” through stem cells previously harvested from his own body. He spent the next three months in quarantine, as he did not have a functioning immune system. We waited in anticipation to see what God would do.

Reformed Theology (see page 5). He gave a very energetic inaugural lecture on “Rediscovering the catholic-Reformed Tradition for Today: A Biblical, Christ-Centered Vision for Church Renewal.”

The oncologist granted Todd permission to spend the evening of April 17 in public, where he was inaugurated at First Reformed Church in Holland as the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. (Ps. 105:1-2)

In May Todd’s doctor gave him the wonderful news that he is in a “fantastic remission.”


Travis West

Kevin Slusher

Todd Billings via Skype

Stephen Shaffer

Andy Rogers


Faculty Highlights 2012-13 Kyle Small, Associate Professor of Christian Leadership, served as Interim Director of Formation for Ministry during academic year 2012-13. (In June 2012, Matthew Floding, Dean of Students and Director of Formation for Ministry, left WTS to direct ministerial formation and field education at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC.) Dr. Small led the Formation for Ministry team through the year, implementing the new formation curriculum in both residential and distance learning modes. Carol Bechtel, Professor of Old Testament, was involved in the special committee to produce a new hymnbook, Lift Up Your Hearts, and a new psalter, Psalms for All Seasons. Dr. Bechtel wrote several new texts that are included in these publications, which are produced by FaithAlive. J. Todd Billings, Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology, and I. John Hesselink, Albertus C. Van Raalte Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, co-edited Calvin’s Theology and Its Reception: Disputes, Developments, and New Possibilities (Westminster John Knox Press). The book gives a unique approach to interpreting and using Calvin’s theology, both for the academy and the church. In December of 2012, George Brown, Jr. retired from his positions as Associate Dean, Director of the Master of Divinity Program, and the G.W. and Eddie Haworth Professor of Christian Education. Throughout 24 years teaching at WTS, Dr. Brown inspired students to develop a hunger for learning to sustain them as Christians and to nurture their continued growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. Beginning in January, Kyle Small stepped into the role of Associate Dean. The Master of Divinity Program is now led by Kyle Small and Academic Dean Leanne Van Dyk. James V. Brownson, James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament, published Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships (Eerdmans, 2013) out of his desire to help the church come to a vision for human sexuality that is deeply grounded in Scripture. After seven years of service, George Hunsberger stepped down as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program. He continues his work as Professor of Missiology at Western. Kyle Small assumed the leadership of the D.Min. program and welcomed new and returning students at the D.Min. seminars in May.

The Board of Trustees appointed Chris Dorsey as Assistant Professor of Theology and Preaching effective July 1. Professor Dorsey came to the seminary in 2011 as a Faculty Fellow and was a visiting professor in 2012-13. After 28 years as Director of Beardslee Library, Paul Smith retired June 30, 2013. Rev. Smith also served as Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography. On his departure, he noted that his biggest challenge was charting a course through the sea of databases, websites, books and journals so that ultimately as students worked through the information they would truly hear God’s word speak to them at a deep level. Ann Nieuwkoop has been appointed Interim Director of Beardslee Library. Since becoming Associate Director in 2003, she has coordinated, implemented and supervised all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the library. Four new faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for permanent appointment, and one member was approved for a one year appointment, all effective July 1, 2013: Kristen Johnson - Dr. Johnson comes from the faculty of Hope College; she earned her Ph.D. in political theology at St. Andrew University in Scotland. She is now the Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation. Chuck DeGroat - Dr. DeGroat was on the pastoral staff of City Church San Francisco, headed the Counseling Center there, and co-founded the Newbigin House of Studies. He has a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling and is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Senior Fellow of Newbigin House of Studies. John Brogan - Dr. Brogan comes to us from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, where he was Dean of Students. His Ph.D. is in New Testament. He is the new Dean of Formation for Ministry. Ben Conner - Dr. Conner earned his Ph.D. in missiology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as the Young Life Area Director in Williamsburg, VA. He is the Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship. Christopher Dorn - Dr. Dorn is a 1999 graduate of WTS and earned his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He is our Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics. He most recently worked at the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.

Gordon H. Girod Research Chair in Reformed Theology


New Research Chair In 2012 the seminary received the first $500,000 of a $2 million commitment from the Dave and Carol Van Andel Foundation to establish the Gordon H. Girod Research Chair in Reformed Theology. Rev. Girod graduated from WTS in 1945 and was most notably the esteemed and beloved pastor of the Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1958-1980.

J. Todd Billings

On April 17, 2013, Dr. J. Todd Billings was installed as the first Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology. His inaugural address was entitled, “Rediscovering the catholicReformed Tradition for Today: A Biblical, Christ-Centered Vision for Church Renewal.” The inauguration was held at First Reformed Church in Holland, MI and included lecture responses by guest speakers Dr. James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, and Dr. Matthew Levering, Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton.

First Reformed Church, Holland, MI April 17, 2013


Dr. Billings started teaching Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary in 2005. His experience in Christian ministry includes community development in Uganda, teaching theology in Ethiopia, working on staff at a Boston area homeless shelter, and serving his local church in various leadership roles. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. Dr. Billings has written several awardwinning books, is published widely in scholarly journals and periodicals, and has lectured in Europe, South Africa, and the United States. An endowed chair is very significant in the life of a school. In this particular case it provides the funds to ensure a future of faithful theological engagement in teaching, scholarship and scholarly publication. Dr. Billings is currently completing a book about providence and lament in light of his own journey with the blood cancer Multiple Myeloma. He is also in the midst of writing a book that explores how a renewed theology and practice of the Lord’s Supper can deepen our delight in the gospel.

Matthew Levering

James K.A. Smith


Academics After a two year process of revision, a new curriculum for the Master of Divinity program was implemented in the fall of 2012. The “heartbeat” of the curriculum is its biblical, theological, Reformed, sacramental, formational, contextual and missional values. In addition, the members of the faculty are excited to offer more electives for students to pursue their deep interests. Update from the Vice President of

This past academic year was one of transition and preparation, as four long-serving professors left (two by retirement, two by way of other opportunities). Throughout the year we searched to fill several open faculty positions, and by May we were pleased to make recommendations Leanne Van Dyk to the Board of Trustees for four permanent appointments. We are also happy to report that Prof. Chris Dorsey, who came to us through the Faculty Fellows program in 2011, has been appointed as a regular member of the faculty. This brings our total faculty count to 22, and our professor/student ratio to 1:11. Academic Affairs

Responding to the need for a more flexible degree program, the faculty of Western Theological Seminary created our new Master of Arts degree. This program can be completed in two years with an equal combination of required courses and electives, allowing students to focus on what interests them most. We designed the M.A. to provide men and women with the resources for thoughtful and competent Christian leadership in a broad range of ministry settings. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools has approved this Master of Arts program, and the first cohort of students began in August of 2013. Western Theological Seminary is becoming a much more diverse community in terms of race, age, gender, and geography. Our distance learning programs are reaching people all across the U.S.; now 45% of our student body is from outside Michigan. This contributes to a rich learning environment of God’s people called to be leaders for Christ’s church. On behalf of the faculty, thank you for your faithful support.

RETIRING... Rev. Paul Smith Director of Beardslee Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography (1985-2013)

Dr. George Brown, Jr. G.W. & Eddie Haworth Professor of Christian Education and Associate Dean (1988-2012)

WTS Leadership, Faculty, and Staff President’s Council Timothy L. Brown President

Leanne Van Dyk Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs Norman Donkersloot Vice President of Finance Jeff Munroe Vice President of Advancement and Communications

Board of Trustees Mark Eriks, moderator Kenton Dale, vice moderator Ronald Hartgerink, secretary Chris Crawford, treasurer Karen Barker, Orange City, IA Mary Bechler, Sioux City, IA Rev. Erin Beckerink, Clymer, NY Rev. Abram Blaak, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Chris Crawford, Gainesville, GA Kenton Dale, Oak Harbor, WA Rev. Scott DeBlock, Niskayuna, NY Amy DeKruyter, Holland, MI Kris DePree, Holland, MI Mark Eriks, Grand Rapids, MI Rev. Newton Fairweather, Miami, FL Wilbert Hamstra, Wheatfield, IN Ronald Hartgerink, South Haven, MI Rob Hilarides, Visalia, CA Phil Miller, Holland, MI Larry Mulder, Holland, MI Rev. Jon Norton, Tarrytown, NY Rev. Jim Poit, Gilbert, AZ Doug Ruch, Holland, MI Judy Spoelhof, Holland, MI Doug Struyk, Wayne, NJ Steve Thomas, Richland, MI Rev. Michael Van Rees, Ankeny, IA

2012-2013 Faculty

2012-2013 Staff

Carol Bechtel, Professor of Old Testament J. Todd Billings, Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology Dawn Boelkins, Assistant Professor of Biblical Languages Thomas A. Boogaart, Dennis & Betty Voskuil Professor of Old Testament George Brown, Jr., G.W. & Eddie Haworth Professor of Christian Education Timothy L. Brown, Henry Bast Professor of Preaching James V. Brownson, James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament Bernard “Chris” Dorsey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology George R. Hunsberger, Professor of Congregational Mission Brian Madison, Assistant Professor of Theology Ronald Rienstra, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Arts Sue Rozeboom, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology Paul M. Smith, Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography Kyle J.A. Small, Associate Professor of Christian Leadership David L. Stubbs, Professor of Ethics and Theology Leanne Van Dyk, Professor of Reformed Theology Robert E. Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Dennis N. Voskuil, Marvin & Jerene DeWitt Professor of Church History Travis West, Instructor of Biblical Hebrew

Carol Ann Bailey Andrew Bast Jeanette Beagley-Koolhaas David Becker Myra Bonselaar Celaine Bouma-Prediger Carla Capotosto Stephanie Croom Dana Daniels Keith Derrick Norman Donkersloot Pat Dykhuis Chris Barsy-Eckman Kathy Ehmann Jill English Kerry Eshenaur C.J. Kingdom-Grier Theresa Hamm Mary Huisman Mike LeFebre Tara Macias Glenda McKinley Richard Mersman Stephen Michaels Jeff Munroe Ann Nieuwkoop Jan Nyhof Rayetta Perez Mark Poppen Sara Russell Beth Smith Lee Ann Sotok Glenn Swier Bill Tighe LuAnne Van Slooten Steve VanderMolen Evonne Wernlund

as of June 30, 2013

Emeriti Faculty Donald J. Bruggink, James A. H. Cornell Professor of Historical Theology Robert A. Coughenour, Cornelius Van der Meulen Professor of Old Testament I. John Hesselink, Albertus C. Van Raalte Professor of Systematic Theology Christopher B. Kaiser, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology Stanley A. Rock, Florence M. Charavay Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Adjunct Instructors Rachel Billings Barbara Blodgett Steven Bouma-Prediger Wayne Brouwer Dan Gillett Dan Griswold Agshin Jafarov Mark Husbands Brian Keepers

Aaron Kuecker Theresa Latini Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Mustafa Mirzeler Chad Pierce Kent Van Til Matthew Van Maastricht Julie VanDerVeen Van Til


Journey Center for Learning Journey Center for Learning exists to create learning opportunities that serve the church in three broad categories: Leadership, Preaching, and Discipleship. Journey offers a wide variety of options annually in two primary formats, either through group process or by event. Ridder Church Renewal, Journey Groups and Theme Groups are built on the model that people learn best when they learn together, over time, in and out of their context, and as they share their learning with others.

Update from the Director of Journey Center for Learning

Ridder Church Renewal expanded over the past year and now serves four regions: Wisconsin, Ontario, New York and the Great Lakes. 67 congregations are involved in a two-year process, which includes five retreat experiences with pastors and leadership teams from each congregation.

Keith Derrick

Journey Groups of 5-8 pastors meet five times for three days over the course of two years. These groups often travel to meet with various resource people to help them dig deeper into their chosen topic. Last year we had Journey Groups focused on discipleship and social justice. Theme Groups meet monthly in one location over nine months. Last year Theme Groups met to learn more about the topics of hospitality and leadership. We also hosted various events during the year, including the seminary’s Transition into Ministry summit (involving recent graduates), the Bast Preaching Festival, the Youth Ministry conference (done in partnership with the RCA), several lectures, and the Cook event in Christianity and Literature. We also facilitated a week-long spiritual practices retreat in West Michigan and offered a retreat experience in Cincinnati, OH featuring noted biblical scholar and author, Walter Brueggemann.

WTS 2012-2013


Marilynne Robinson


Pete Ward

Will Willimon

Cheryl Kirk-Duggan

Jeremy Begbie

Distinguished Guests Visits from many interesting speakers enlivened the campus this past year. Oct 19, 2012 - Marilynne Robinson, “Issues in the Contemporary Church” lecture series. Marilynne Robinson is the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Iowa City, IA.

Feb. 13, 2013 - Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, “Shoot to Kill: Violence Undermines Diversity” Stoutemire Lecture. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan is Professor of Theology and Women’s Studies at Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC. She is the author of over 20 books, including Violence and Theology.

Oct. 29, 2012 - William Willimon, “Keeping Preaching Fresh” at the Bast Preaching Festival. Will Willimon is a Bishop of The United Methodist Church in Alabama. For 20 years he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, NC. He is the widely-read author of 60 books.

April 11-12, 2013 - Christine Pohl, “Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us” workshop. Christine Pohl is Associate Provost and Professor of Social Ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary. She is known for her work on hospitality, most notably in her 1999 book, Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition.

Nov. 15, 2012 - Jeremy Begbie, preached in chapel and facilitated an “Arts in Worship” conversation with students, staff, and faculty. Jeremy Begbie is a theology professor at Duke Divinity School. He specializes in the interface between theology and the arts, especially music. He is a professionally trained and active musician.

May 13, 2013 - Lauren Winner, “Confessions of a Bookworm” inaugural address of the the James I. Cook Endowment in Christianity and Literature. Lauren Winner is the NY Times bestselling author of Girl Meets God. She is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School and writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Lauren Winner

Christine Pohl

Jim Herrington

May 9-10, 2013 - Pete Ward, “Made Known: Youth Ministry and the Gospel“ at the 2013 Youth Conference. Pete Ward is from Oxford, England, and is Professor of Theology and Ministry at King’s College, London. He has written several books on youth ministry and the church including: God at the Mall and Liquid Church. Jim Herrington - Ridder Church Renewal presenter and facilitator. Jim Herrington is the co-founder of Faithwalking, a movement creating a community of disciples of Jesus who are being personally transformed and who are catalysts, mobilizing Christians to become the functioning body of Christ in the world. Trisha Taylor - Ridder Church Renewal presenter and facilitator. Trisha Taylor is a counselor, author, consultant and speaker based in Houston, TX. She is the coauthor of The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation.

Trisha Taylor

Finance I recently attended meetings with representatives from seminaries from across North America. The stories I heard were the stories I often hear—it is a challenging time for seminaries. Student debt is rising dramatically, enrollments are declining, and denominational support is waning. Those thoughts produce anxiety for many in the seminary world. When I lay those thoughts next to our experience at Western Theological Seminary in 2012-2013, I feel a rush of gratitude for our growing student body, your faithful generosity, and a tepidly recovering economy. Growing enrollment meant tuition income rose during 2012-2013. Your giving was remarkable at over $5.2 million, and there was enough economic and market strength Update from the Vice President for our endowments to earn 13.1%. What a year! We know of Finance there are no guarantees for the future—as this report is being written the U.S. government is in shutdown and the financial markets are cautious. As always, the future remains uncertain. Norman Donkersloot But we give thanks to God for a great year in 2012-2013.


Your gifts are crucial—they keep the lights on, pay salaries, maintain facilities and keep tuition rates affordable. They also build endowments, offices and classrooms. As you can see in the pictures below, we were able to rework two spaces to accommodate faculty and staff that would join us in 2013-14. But your gifts do more than all that—they support a piece of God’s kingdom work that starts in Holland and touches the world. Thank you for being a steady partner.

facility expansion and


Maas Hall


New space above Maas Hall

Academics & Admissions

2012-2013 Budget Summary Income Origin of each dollar:

gifts from individuals & businesses endowment, auxiliary enterprises, other earnings, and pledges


4% church gifts

Individual and other giving .............................$4,959,350 .........41% Endowment and other investment support .......3,894,899 .........32% Tuition, activities, services .................................1,801,555 .........15% 1 Auxiliary enterprises and other ...........................955,494 ...........8% RCA support ........................................................466,062 ...........4% Net pledge income ................................................24,866 ...........0%


TOTAL: $12,102,226 .......100%



student tuition

Educational .....................................................$5,921,634 .........61% Institutional support .........................................2,458,079 .........25% Organized activities .............................................534,316 ...........6% 1 Auxiliary enterprises ...........................................768,102 ...........8%

TOTAL: $9,682,131 .......100%

Breakdown of Gifts Received Gifts to the Seminary Fund

Gifts to All Funds

Foundations and Corporations* .................$1,551,658 Individuals (non-alumni/ae)* ........................1,056,433 Assessments ...................................................253,197 Churches ........................................................212,865 Alumni/ae .....................................................114,956 TOTAL: $3,189,109

Seminary Fund (annual operations) ............$3,189,109 Grant Funds ...................................................497,980 Endowment and campaign funds* ...................908,977 2 Capital Funds* ...............................................345,769 Annuity Funds** .............................................483,577

* Giving includes collection of pledges made in prior years

GRAND TOTAL: $5,425,412

** This reflects the gift value of annuity contracts

1 Auxiliary enterprises are The Sacred Page Bookstore, The Bridge (a specialty store in downtown Holland benefiting world artisans) and housing rentals.

2 Capital funds buy buildings and equipment


Advancement Perhaps you know that I’m a baseball fan. One of my favorite baseball players was Billy Loes, the eccentric former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher. Billy is famous for saying he lost a ground ball in the sun in the World Series and also for telling reporters he dropped a ball in his windup because he’d put too much spit on it. His most famous quote, though, was what he said when he was asked why he’d never won 20 games in a season, the hallmark of excellence for a big league pitcher. “My goodness,” he said. “If you do that once, you’re expected to do it every year.” Update from the Vice President of Advancement and Communications

Success can be a harder act to follow than failure. Billy Loes is the patron saint of those that want to set the bar low.

Jeff Munroe

Thankfully, that is not our reality. Through the grace of God and your faithfulness, Western Theological Seminary had another very successful year in 20122013. The other pages of this Annual Report tell about enrollment growth, new faculty and new degree programs, along with the expansion of our exciting Ridder and Newbigin initiatives. All of this consumes material resources, and the Advancement team at WTS works hard to secure the financial resources the seminary needs. By all measures we had a successful year raising money. Total giving to all seminary funds was over $5.4 million, following a year with giving over $5.3 million. These are the only “non-capital campaign” years in the seminary’s history when giving topped $5 million. We are so grateful for your generosity. We also are very aware that none of this takes place without the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Things happen that amaze us. A great illustration of this occurred last December when friends of the seminary took out a $2 million charitable gift annuity, the largest in our institution’s history. CGA’s are a “win-win,” providing income for both the donor and the seminary. They are a no-risk investment, providing greater returns than other guaranteed investments, and are especially attractive for retirees. (Interested in knowing more? Give me a call at the seminary.) There were several other significant gifts to the seminary last year. Highlights include gifts that funded expansion and renovation in our atrium and academic offices and gifts that allowed us to begin a new endowment in Christianity and literature in honor of our beloved late professor, Dr. James I. Cook. Another highlight was the work of the Class of 1963 to secure over $400,000 in bequest commitments to the Faculty Development Endowment Fund in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The need for financial resources never wanes, and we have begun a strategic planning process that will culminate in launching a new capital campaign sometime in the next year. We are looking at the challenges caused by success and how to best use our space and facilities. Continued growth will also mean we need to grow our endowment funds and increase the number of student scholarships we have available. It’s been 13 years since the seminary has initiated a capital campaign. We’ll be in touch later to share our plans as they are finalized. Thank you for helping make 2012-2013 a great year for Western Theological Seminary.


The WTS Mission Mission Statement It is the purpose of Western Theological Seminary to prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission.

Identity Statement Western Theological Seminary is an evangelical and ecumenical community of faith and learning in the Reformed tradition that serves the church of Jesus Christ. In covenant with the Reformed Church in America, Western equips men and women for Christ-centered, biblically based, theologically integrated, culturally sensitive, and mission-oriented Christian leadership.

Vision Statement In 2020, Western Theological Seminary will be a recognized center for preparing leaders to revitalize existing congregations and start new ones.

Programs Offered Master of Divinity (in-residence and distance learning) WTS-Newbigin Distance Learning Master of Divinity Dual Track Master of Divinity - Master of Social Work Master of Arts Master of Theology Doctor of Ministry Graduate Certificate in Urban Pastoral Ministry


THE CLASS OF 2013 Michael Edmondson M.Div. Sacramento, CA

Sarah Farkas M.Div. Holland, MI

K. Eric Folkers M.Div. Grand Junction, CO

Louis Ford M.Div. Zeeland, MI

Samuel Gutierrez M.Div. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Susan LaClear M.Div. Farmington, NH

James Leadley M.Div. Dexter, MI

Andrew Lickel M.Div. Stevens Point, WI

Amy Lunde-Whitler M.Div. Houston, TX

Henry Majwala Th.M. Mukono, Uganda

Moses Maponya Th.M. Lebowakgomo, Polokwane, South Africa

Andrew Rogers M.Div. Sheridan, MI

Joshua Scheid M.Div. Oostburg, WI

Nathaniel Schipper M.Div. Holland, MI

Olga Shaffer M.Div. Gowanstown, Ontario, Canada

Stephen Shaffer M.Div. Grand Rapids, MI

Brandon Smith M.Div. Kokomo, IN

Lorene Duin Th.M. Humboldt, IA


deVries Photography, Zeeland, MI

M.Div. = Master of Divinity

Th.M. = Master of Theology

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” – Luke 4:18-19

Steven Harthorn M.Div. Martin, MI

Traci Jarka-Parker M.Div. Nunica, MI

Sung Hwan Kan Th.M. Seoul, Korea

James Kast-Keat M.Div. New York City, NY

Jeremy Kreuze M.Div. Holland, MI

Deborah McCreary M.Div. Grand Rapids, MI

Bogdan Mircea M.Div. Joliet, IL

D. Kevin Nolen M.Div. Janesville, CA

Steven Pierce D.Min. Manhasset, NY

Elsie Ellendorf Punt M.Div. Midland, SD

Thomas Reynolds M.Div. Grand Rapids, MI

Stephanie Smith M.Div. Kokomo, IN

Joshua Van Der Maaten M.Div. Orange City, IA

Cory Van Sloten M.Div. Maurice, IA

Mark Vellinga M.Div. Orange City, IA

Jewel Willis Thomas M.Div. South Holland, IL

Jonathan Ytterock M.Div. Flint, MI

Vincent Harris M.Div. Bronx, NY

M.Div.-M.S.W. = Dual Track Master of Divinity - Master of Social Work

D.Min. = Doctor of Ministry


The President’s Club

Every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information in this annual report to donors, covering the fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. However, if your name is listed incorrectly, misplaced, or missing from the listing, please contact the Advancement Office at Western so a correction may be made in our records.

Adam and Julie Paarlburg President’s Club Co-Chairs 2012-2015 Members of the President’s Club have committed to contribute at least $1,000 per year, or they have made an outright gift of $25,000 or more

Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Robert & Mary Kay Andree Thomas & Sharon Arendshorst Rhea Arnold Kenneth & Jean Assink Andrew & Katie Bast David & Betty Jo Bast Peter & Sarah Bast Robert & Kathi Bates Kenneth & Mary Bauman Gerald & Eleanor Bax Mary Bechler Carol Bechtel & Tom Mullens Thomas & Mary Behm Timothy & Marta Belstra Ronald & Jean Beyer Robert & Jennifer Bieri Kenneth & Patti Bing Connie Boersma James & Tommijo Boersma Merle & Alyda Boes Mark & Anna Bogertman Laverne & Norma Boss Randall & Debra Boss Joel & Marianne Bouwens Lila Bouwens Elizabeth Boven Paul & Leah Brinks Raymond & Ruth Broersma Kenneth & Kathryn Brondyke James & Donna Brooks Charles & Anne Brower Wayne & Sherri Brower George & Willa Brown Jerry & Jane Brown Jonathon & Kristyn Brown Timothy & Nancy Brown James & Kathy Brownson William & Helen Brownson Donald & Erma Bruggink Elton & Elaine Bruins Johannes & Beth Burrink Mike & Kathy Bursley Dennis & Mary Beth Bush Don & Jocelyn Bussies James & Jamie Bussis Louis & Joyce Buytendorp John & Marcia Byholt


Kermit & Sallie Campbell Bruce & Patricia Cheadle William & Sandra Church David & Karen Claus Thomas & Nancy Claus Brad & Jeanne Cook Jean Cook Richard & Marilyn Cook Robert & Betty Coughenour Kenneth & Marilyn Cox Thomas & Chris Crawford Jim & Stephanie Croom Lawrence & Ruth Custer Kenton & Julie Dale Jack & Judith Dalenberg Robert & Cindy Dame James & Dana Daniels Harry & Joan DeBruyn Mark & Kay DeCook Stephen & JoAnn DeCook Raymond & Hilda DeDoes Don & Nyla DeGraff Pete & Jean DeGroot Brad & Sheryl DeHaan Marguerite DeHaan Allen & Vivian DeJonge David & Denise DeJonge John & Carlene DeKam David & Amy DeKruyter Ted & Ellen DeLong John & Ann DenHartog Dale & Karen DenHerder Dale & Elizabeth Deppe Bruce & Elaine DePree Kris & Barbara DePree Max & Esther DePree Lee & Linda DeVisser Dick & Betsy DeVos Richard & Helen DeVos Thomas & Laura DeVries Aaron & Rachael DeWitt Alex & Jennifer DeWitt Ashley DeWitt Brian DeWitt Donald & Minnie DeWitt Eric & Jodi DeWitt Gary & Joyce DeWitt Jack & Mary DeWitt

Jason & Martha DeWitt Jerene DeWitt Keith & Mary DeWitt Marlies DeWitt Mary DeWitt Merle & Sheri DeWitt Betty DeYoung Roger & Janet DeYoung Timothy & Brenda Dieffenbach David & Audrey Dolfin Lila Donia (Pride) Norman & Anna Donkersloot Andrew & Carrol Dykema James & Brenda Dykema Gerald & Dorothy Dykstra Kurt & Leah Dykstra Paul & Patricia Eenigenburg Alan & Marcia Elgersma Paul & Janet Elzinga Kenneth & Barbara Eriks Mark & Leigh Ann Eriks Randy & Vicki Essink John Everts Leonard & Nancy Fazio Evert & Ardith Fikse Frank Folkertsma Glenn & Lorraine Fredriks Mary Fris Larry & Faye Gemmen Marjorie Gezon Louis & Dorothy Goudzwaard Wesley & Karin GranbergMichaelson John & Luella Grooters Ron & Nancy Hager David & Cheryl Hall Wilbert & Peggy Hamstra Peter Handy James & Barbara Hanson Jon & Karen Hanson Philip Harmelink Randall & JoAnn Hartgerink Ronald & Barbara Hartgerink James & Jacqueline Harvey Arthur & Betsy Hasse Lou & Jan Haveman Robert & Nancy Haveman Edna Haworth

Richard & Ethelyn Haworth Judith Hazelton Bruce & Sandy Heerema Douglas & Sharlene Hekman Dennis & Lynne Hendricks Roger & Barbara Hendricks John & Etta Hesselink Mary Hettinga Warren & Tracie Hettinga Dan Hibma & Terri Land Robert & Jeannie Hilarides Elizabeth Hillegonds Timothy & Lynn Hillegonds Herman Hoeve Dellvan & Joyce Hoezee Ross & Thea Hoezee Marvin & Joanne Hoff Donald & Linda Hoffman Harvey & Sharon Hoffman James & Eleanor Hoffman Joanne Hoffman Vernon & Carol Hoffman Kevin & Lynne Holleman Doug & Karen Honholt Robert & Patricia Honig David & Leslie Hooker Robert & Judith Hooker Eleanor Hooyer Jerry & Arla Hop Paul & Dorothy Hostetter Hildred Hovinga James & Debra Hovinga Cornelius & Sherry Huizenga Peter & Heidi Huizenga George & Katherine Hunsberger John & Rennae Jacobitz Don & Ina Jansen Thomas & Rhonda Jelsma David & Arlene Johnson Trygve & Kristen Johnson Linda Joy James & Ginger Jurries Thomas & Erma Keizer Cheryl Keuning Larry & Christine Kieft Wesley & Nell Kiel Cynthia Kleinheksel Paul & Jacqueline Kleinheksel Elsie Kloote David & Sharon Knibbe Bernice Kolenbrander Brian & Cathy Koop Mary Lou Koop Russell & Gwendolyn Kraay Andrea Kragt Alvin & Lillian Kraker Catherine Kranendonk Frederick & Sharon Kruithof Charles & Beatrice Kulier Gordon Laman Paul & Judy Land Robert & Ruth Land Steve & Sharon Landstra Arlyn & Marcia Lanting

Lois Leestma Michael & Jennifer LeFebre Ronald Lugten Jon & Marla Lunderberg Marjorie Maas Steve & Lisa Maas Edward & Diana Marsilje Edwin Martin James & Nancy Meyer Judith Meyer Mary Meyer Betty Miller Jack Miller Karen Miller Matthew & Susan Missad James & Joan Mitchell Bud & Joyce Mouw Lance & Jamie Mouw Sarah Mouw Larry & Karen Mulder Michael & Kimberly Mulder Jeffrey & Gretchen Munroe Iris Myaard John & Barbara Myaard David & Carol Myers Rex & Sheri Nederend Gordon & Marjorie Nederveld Kenneth & Sara Neevel Mitchell & Ruth Newenhouse Jerry & Cheryl Nienhuis John & Eileen Nordstrom Thomas & Marilyn Norman Mark & Donna Oudersluys James & Jan Ozinga Martin Ozinga Adam & Julie Paarlberg Thomas & Fonda Paarlberg William & Jillane Payne David & Rayetta Perez Frank & Helen Peterman Robert Pew Chad & Jodi Pierce Christopher & Rita Pieters Mark & Jean Poppen Robert & Nancy Post Ruth Post Verlyn & Nancy Raak Margaret Rathbun Jerrald & Elsie Redeker John & Susan Reitsma Robert & Rebecca Riekse Daniel & Catherine Rink Willard & Joyce Rink Steve & Laurie Roesner Ada Rooks Willard & Ruth Rooks Douglas & Linda Ruch Michael & Nancy Ruch Richard & Pat Ruch Kevin & Melinda Rynbrandt Wayne & Connie Schipper Virginia Schollaart Anne Schoon Darell & Mary Schregardus

The President’s Club Ralph & Cheryl Schregardus Miriam Schrotenboer Robert & Arvella Schuller Bernardine Schweig Jon & Krystal Sherrill Charles & Alexandra Shotmeyer Barbara Slagh Kyle & Lindsay Small Dorothy Smallegan Timothy & Lynn Smith Betty Sneden Esther Sonneveldt John & Judy Spoelhof Glenn & Carla Spyksma Robert & Deborah Sterken Arthur Strock David & Lynn Stubbs Marilyn Sweers Benjamin & Jill Sweet Elliot & Elaine Tanis

Mark & Nancy Tanis David & Judy Teater Richard & Kay TenHaken Jeanella TenHave Greg teVelde Stephen & Mieneke Thomas Tom & Phyllis Thomas Gladys Thorne Ned & JoLee Timmer Larry & Linda Topp Jerry & Marcia Tubergen Donald & Mary Ann Van'tHof Donald VanArk Art & Sandra VanBeek Douglas & Wendy VanBeek Johanna VanBeek Virgil & Donna VanBeek William & Lorraine VanBeek Jay & Adelle VanDaalen George & Mary VanDahm

Jay VanDahm Lee & Nancy VandeBunte Kalvin & Terri VandenBosch Sybrand & Ann VanderDussen Nelly VanDerEyk Trudy VanderHaar Tom VanderKuy Howard & Betty VanderMeer Neil & Phyllis VanderPloeg Daryl & Claudia VanderPol Marilyn VanderVeen Robert VanderWeide David & Jody Vanderwel Eugene VanderWell & Lenora Ridder Leanne VanDyk Alice VanDyke David & Nancy VanDyke Arthur & Beatrice VanEck Doris VanEck

Phillip VanEyl Dale & Dorothy VanHamersveld Steve & Deb VanHeck Larry VanRhee James VanRoekel James & LuAnne VanSlooten Robert & Mary VanVoorst David & Ellen Vellenga Carl & Sandra VerBeek James & Marcia Verbrugge John & Lorrie VerSteeg Raymond & Sharon Vinstra Anthony & Deanna Vis Harrison & Bette Visscher Robert & Marjorie Visscher Jerrold & Carol Visser Drew & Jean Vogel Theodore & Patricia Vonk Dennis & Betty Lou Voskuil Dorothy Voss

Jan & Carol Wagner Douglas & Kay Walvoord James Watt Laurie Way Jean Weener Jason & Jillian Wenk Jacob Weyenberg Bruce & Mary Ann Wierks Roger & Wilma Winkels John & Elizabeth Winter Larry & Mary Wisner Charmaine Wolfert Robert & Shayne Wuerfel Ronald & Lois Zartman Gene Zoet George & Joan Zuidema Jerry & Mary Zwart Ted & Nancy Zwart Laurin Zylstra

President’s Club DInners are held in October and April of each year to keep members informed of what is happening at the seminary. For more information on becoming a President’s Club member, please contact Jeff Munroe, Vice President of Advancement and Communications, at 616-392-8555, x111.


Seminary Fund Gift Clubs Leadership Partners give $5000 or more to the Seminary Fund. Their exceptional level of support is crucial to the fulfillment of Western’s mission to prepare leaders for the Church of Jesus Christ.

Larry & Christine Kieft Paul & Jacqueline Kleinheksel Brian & Cathy Koop Arlyn & Marcia Lanting Garland Lichtenberg Judith Mastenbrook Jack Miller Bud & Joyce Mouw Lance & Jamie Mouw Michael & Kimberly Mulder Rex & Sheri Nederend Thomas & Marilyn Norman Frank & Helen Peterman John & Susan Reitsma Loren Rigterink John & Judy Spoelhof Greg teVelde Sidney & Judy Tuls Art & Sandra VanBeek Wayne & Jill VanDam Arnold & Ardene VerHoef Jerrold & Carol Visser

Visionary Partners Visionary Partners give $2500-$4999 annually to the Seminary Fund. These individuals possess the vision and commitment necessary to move the ministry of Western Seminary forward.

Lila Bouwens William & Helen Brownson Jim & Stephanie Croom Willard & Carolyn Curtis Douglas & Sandra DeKock Robert & Willemina Diepersloot Peter & Gertrude Dykstra Greg & Pam Edmunds Robert & Nancy Haveman Scot & Sue Ann Hillman Ross & Thea Hoezee Kevin & Lynne Holleman


Seminary Fund (the annual operating fund) through membership in one of five gift clubs. Membership is renewable each fiscal year beginning July 1.

Sustaining Partners

Leadership Partners

John & Jane Albrecht Debbie Beebe Tim & Marta Belstra Bill & Diane Blunt Connie Boersma Merle & Alyda Boes Chris & Tom Crawford Kent & Julie Dale John & Ann DenHartog Max & Esther DePree Don & Minnie DeWitt Jack & Mary DeWitt Steve & Melissa DeWitt Phil & Stephanie Doeschot Mark & Leigh Ann Eriks Wilbert & Peggy Hamstra Richard & Ethelyn Haworth Bruce & Sandy Heerema Alden & Janet Highstreet Robert & Jeanne Hilarides Richard & Gerrilyn Iest Thomas & Rhonda Jelsma

We gratefully recognize and thank donors for their generous contributions to the

Todd & Donna Jones Cliff & Karen Meeuwsen Marion & Darlene Mouw Patricia Paarlberg Thomas & Suzanne TenHoeve Lee & Nancy VandeBunte Stan & Mary VandenBrink Mildred VanderBeek Marilyn VanderKooi Neil & Phyllis VanderPloeg Clare & Joan VanWieren

It takes faithful partners to sustain Western Theological Seminary’s ministry. Sustaining Partners support Western Seminary annually with gifts of $1000-$2499 to the Seminary Fund.

Rose Albers Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Kenneth A. & Mary Bauman Kenneth E. & Dorothy Bauman Mary Bechler Carol Bechtel & Tom Mullens Ronald & Jean Beyer Kenneth & Patti Bing James & Tommijo Boersma Dennis & Marjorie Boertje Kenneth & Elaine Bolks Thomas & Judy Boogaart Richard & Barbara Boss Laverne & Norma Boss John & Sharon Bouma Joel & Marianne Bouwens Thomas & Teresa Bouwens Rensselaer & Elsa Broekhuizen George & Willa Brown Timothy & Nancy Brown James & Kathy Brownson Paul & Debra Bruins Donald & Jocelyn Bussies James & Jamie Bussis Louis & Joyce Buytendorp David & Sandra Cammenga William & Sandra Church David & Karen Claus Lawrence & Ruth Custer James & Dana Daniels Kenneth & Ruth Dannenberg Robert & Marian Darrow Scott & Heidi DeBlock Neil & Karen DeBoer Mark & Kay DeCook Stephen & JoAnn DeCook Raymond & Hilda DeDoes Don & Nyla DeGraff James & Bonnie DeGroot Martin & Lorraine DeHaan Edward & Cobi DeJager Ted & Ellen DeLong Dale & Karen DenHerder Kris & Barbara DePree Alex & Jennifer DeWitt Keith & Mary DeWitt Merle & Sheri DeWitt Peter DeYoung Norman & Anna Donkersloot Kurt & Leah Dykstra Paul & Patricia Eenigenburg Alan & Marcia Elgersma Kenneth & Terry Elzinga Kenneth & Barbara Eriks John Everts Evert & Ardith Fikse John & Mary Fitzgerald Glenn & Lorraine Fredriks Larry & Faye Gemmen Rick & Lanell Gorzeman Peter Handy Ronald & Barbara Hartgerink James & Jacqueline Harvey

Ed & Brenda Hawkins Edna Haworth Judith Hazelton James & Dolores Hertel Elizabeth Hillegonds Timothy & Lynn Hillegonds Philip & Sharon Hoekstra Harvey & Sharon Hoffman Joanne Hoffman Vernon & Carol Hoffman Virginia Hondorp Robert & Patricia Honig Paul & Dorothy Hostetter Cornelius & Sherry Huizenga Kelly & Sheryl Hulstein Gerald & Thelma Huyser Nelson & Arloa Hymans Donald & Ina Jansen Trygve & Kristen Johnson Linda Joy Thomas & Erma Keizer Patrick & Jeanne Kellner Wesley & Nellie Kiel Richard & Joyce Kingma Cynthia Kleinheksel Elsie Kloote Mary Lou Koop Mary Kooyers Andrea Kragt Frederick & Sharon Kruithof Charles & Beatrice Kulier Gordon Laman Paul & Judy Land Michael & Jennifer LeFebre Jon & Marla Lunderberg Marjorie Maas Edward & Diana Marsilje James & Nancy Meyer Mary Meyer Betty Miller William & Patricia Mills John & Linda Moons Jeffrey & Gretchen Munroe John & Barbara Myaard Gordon & Marjorie Nederveld Ronald & Sadie Nederveld Jon & Gloria Norton Garret & Cheryl Nydam Gary & Beverly Nyhuis Scott & Mary Nykerk Vera Osland Adam & Julie Paarlberg Thomas & Fonda Paarlberg David & Rayetta Perez Chad & Jodi Pierce Christopher & Rita Pieters Verlyn & Nancy Raak Norman & Myra Ratering Jerrald & Elsie Redeker Daniel & Catherine Rink Willard & Ruth Rooks Paul & Sue Rozeboom Douglas & Linda Ruch

John & Jackie Scheenstra Virginia Schollaart Jerry & Arnette Schouten Darell & Mary Schregardus Ralph & Cheryl Schregardus Lois Scott Thomas & Connie Selvius Robert & Diane Senior Jon & Krystal Sherrill Charles & Alexandra Shotmeyer Kyle & Lindsay Small Paul & Loretta Smith Raymond & Susanne Smith Douglas & Vicky Struyk David & Lynn Stubbs Elliot & Elaine Tanis Richard & Kay TenHaken Jeanella TenHave Robert TerMaat Stephen & Mieneke Thomas Jack Tuls Randall & Stephanie Vaas Donald & Mary Ann Van'tHof Donald VanArk Virgil & Donna VanBeek Jay & Adelle VanDaalen George & Mary VanDahm Jay VanDahm Nelly VanDerEyk Howard & Betty VanderMeer Marilyn VanderVeen David & Jody Vanderwel Richard & Beverly VanDop Leanne VanDyk David & Marilyn VanEngelenhoven Gary & Kathryn VanHulzen Arlan & Barbara VanRoekel James & LuAnne VanSlooten Robert & Leatrice VanTatenhove James & Wanda Veld John & Lorrie VerSteeg Harrison & Bette Visscher Robert & Marjorie Visscher Drew & Jean Vogel Theodore & Patricia Vonk Dennis & Betty Lou Voskuil Karsten & Gretchen Voskuil Dorothy Voss Edwin & Eleanor Vrieland Jan & Carol Wagner Jason & Jillian Wenk Jacob Weyenberg Roger & Alyse Whitman Roger & Wilma Winkels Larry & Mary Wisner Jack & Sarah Woelber Gene Zoet George & Joan Zuidema Jerry & Mary Zwart Ted & Nancy Zwart

Seminary Fund Gift Clubs Barnabas Partners

Advocate Partners

These givers reflect the spirit of Barnabas, “son of encouragement,� who sold property and gave the proceeds to the church (Acts 4:36-37). Western gratefully recognizes those who give $500-$999 annually to the Seminary Fund.

Timothy & Lisa Alles Thomas & Sharon Arendshorst Don & Shari Baker Jeff and Karen Barker David & Betty Jo Bast Gerald & Eleanor Bax Alan & Jeanette Beagley Jon & Delores Bechtel Michael & Erin Beckerink Mike & Elaine Becksvoort Louise Bennink Roger & Marie Bloemers Paul & Doris Boerigter Paul & Melody Boersma William & Claire Boersma Virgil & Shirley Boertje Mark & Anna Bogertman Glenn & Shirley Borgman Bryan & Cathy Bouws John & Bonnie Bouws Robert & Barbara Bredeweg Kenneth & Kathy Brondyke Jim & Martie Bultman Dennis & Mary Beth Bush Mark & Jan Cichowski Beverly Compagner Robert & Cindy Dame John & Doreen DeBliek Harry & Joan DeBruyn Arvin & Ruth DeCook Michael & Gerrilynn DeJager David & Amy DeKruyter David & Alverna DeVisser Carl & Marilyn DeVree Dan & Ladonna DeVries Aaron & Rachael DeWitt Bernard "Chris" Dorsey Larry & Patty Dykhuis Douglas and Barbara Edema Nathan & Alice Elder Neva Evenhouse Newton & Vicky Fairweather William & Denise Flavin Robert & Charlotte Foreman Charles & Julie Geenen Scott & Jaclyn Geerlings Louis & Leona Harvey Thelma Hekhuis Dennis & Lynne Hendricks Roger & Barbara Hendricks Renze Hoeksema Hildred Hovinga Gertrude Huizing Myra Isenga Barkel John & Rennae Jacobitz Norman & Shirley Japinga Scott & Cathy Kallemeyn Gordon Kempkers Wayne & Donna Kiel C.J. & Denise Kingdom-Grier Paul & Frances Koets Delores Koopmans Janet Kroese Robert & Carolyn Kruk

Richard & Susan Kuiper Duane & Dorothy Lehman Donald & Donna Lokker John Lunn Clark & Nancy Matthews Ronald & Sandy Mulder Arvid & Peggy Pierson Mark & Jean Poppen Lynn & Phyllis Post Arnold & Johanna Punt Delwin & Mary Redder Jeffrey & Laurie Reuschel Jonathan & Amy Riekse Robert & Rebecca Riekse Ronald & Debra Rienstra Daniel & Dona Rientjes Kristan & Kimberly Ritton John & Margie Roeloffs Timothy & Nancy Rottschafer Peter Schakel Ward & Yvonne Schemper James & Catherine Schoon Norman & Terrell Schuiling Herlan & Betty Schut David & Barbara Schutt Kathy Scott Elizabeth Smith Marian Smith Richard Stafford Vernon & Carla Sterk Henry & Nell Stuit David & Ardith Sutphen Marilyn Sweers Simon & Gertrude Sybesma David & Sally Tapley David & Judy Teater Peter & Julie TeWinkle John & Yvonne Tien Paul & Ione Trap William & Sarah Unzicker Johanna VanBeek Edward & Mary VanderKooy Daryl & Claudia VanderPol Darwin & Kathleen VanderWal Eugene VanderWell & Lenora Ridder Jerry & Norma VandeWege Harvey & Lois VandeZande William & Yvonne VanDop Jake & Margaret VanDuyn Alice VanDyke David & Nancy VanDyke Gordon & Margaret VanWylen Norman & Mary VanZante John Veldman Elaine Walchenbach Michael & Barbara Wallace Harris Walters David & Lori Weavers Arlene Winkelhorst Robert & Shayne Wuerfel David Zomer and Villo Denke John & Helene Zwyghuizen Landis & Judith Zylman

Advocate Partners give $250-$499 to the Seminary Fund each year to express their trust and confidence in the mission of Western Seminary. These gifts provide encouragement and financial support that advocate for the work of the seminary.

Douglas & Connie Adams Ruth Adolph George & Ellen Antonakos Caroline Atkinson Jack Baas Ronald & Helen Bakker Christine Bart Andrew & Katie Bast Ford & Patricia Berghorst Robert & Jennifer Bieri George & Sibilla Boerigter Albert & Elaine Boers James & Susan Boersma Paul & Amy Boice Robert & Deanne Bolt Garth & Myra Bonselaar Harry & Thelma Boonstra Grace Bouwman Thomas & Valerie Bouwman Julius Brandt Corwin & Carolyn Kay Bredeweg Linda Breen John & Marylin Bright Donald Brinks Charles & Carol Brockway Robert Broene Douglas Brouwer & Susan DeYoung Benjamin & Sarah Bruins Shirley Buis Richard & Carla Capotosto Jean Cook Janet Dalman Paul & Marie Dame Wilbur & Aletha Daniels Maxine DeBruyn Joan Dekker Herbert & Kathleen Dershem Donald & Jacqueline DeYoung Terry DeYoung & Cynthia Veldheer DeYoung Timothy & Brenda Dieffenbach Jack & Mary Doorlag Timothy & Deborah DuMez Don & Albertha Dykstra Robert & Alice Dykstra Jeff & Jill English

Orval & Marilyn Essink Bruce & Susan Formsma Gerald & Louise Gebraad Ronald & Janice Geschwendt Mae Hamersma Forrest & Mary Harms Charles & Helen Harrison Eugene & Mary Heideman Lawrence & Virginia Henderson Norma Hiemstra Richard & Barbara Hine Robert & Sophia Hinshalwood Marvin & Joanne Hoff Terry & Ruth Hofmeyer Taylor & Cathleen Holbrook Roger & Arleta Hommes Andrew & Mary Huisman Kraig & Cheryl Hulstein George & Katherine Hunsberger Manabu & Setsuko Ishida Ralph & Elaine Jaarsma Lary & Sarah Jackson Donald & Alice Jansma Elizabeth Johnson Roger & Marcia Kempers James & Cynthia Kessel Mitchell & Sandra Kinsinger Jo Ann Kline Bernice Kolenbrander Louis & Ruth Kraay Catherine Kranendonk Samuel & Judith Laswell James & Lori LeFebre Jay & Jeanne Lindell Robert & Laura Livingston Edward & Hortense Ludwig Richard & Kris Mersman Harvin & Esther Meyer Robert & Laura Moolenaar Joseph & Jean Muyskens Kenneth & Sara Neevel Dan & Christine Nelson Russell & Heidi Paarlberg David & Amy Parrish Morris & Barbara Peterson David & Marjorie Petroelje Lee & Ann Plas Paul & Patricia Pratt

June Reimink Phillip & Maise Renkes Constance Rietberg Robert & Mary Alice Ritsema Ralph & Lynnore Robrahn John & Nancy Sage Roger & Joan Schlukebir Allen & Carole Scholten John & Ruth Schrier Ann Shearer Dorothy Sherburne Jack & Mary Siebers John & JoAnne Slager Jeffery & Linda Smithwick Nelson Stegeman & Jennie Koster Henry & Charmaine Stegenga Douglas & Deanna Stewart Glenn & Ruth Swier William & Jilda TeWinkle Carl & Margaret Toren Timothy & Molly Truesdell Robert & Betty Unger David & Penny VanDam Mildred VandenBerg Paul & Kathleen VandenBrink Robert & Marjorie VanderAarde Trudy VanderHaar Joan VanderKolk Albert & Lenore VanderMeer Brian & Liz VanderWege Randal & Leah VanDoornik Paul & Vernie VanEngelenhoven Clayton & Nancy VanHall Gerard & Eloise VanHeest Kathleen VanLente Harlan & Patricia VanOort Mary VanSweden Norman & Lorraine Verros George & Dolores Wassenaar Kenneth & Shirely Weller Paul & Becky Wernlund Mark & Debra Wilson Ruth Wilson Stephen & Martha Wing James & Muriel Wondergem Marianne Yonker Kenneth & Deborah Zorgdrager Jean Zylstra


The WTS-Newbigin Distance Learning Master of Divinity Program The first cohort (group) of students entering this new degree program came to Holland for their first on-campus intensive in January, 2013.

front: Dustin DeVriend (Fair Oaks, CA), Tyler Richards (Houston, TX), Abhilash Samuel (Harrisburg, PA), Jeff Johnston (Garden Grove, CA), Jared Ayers (Philadelphia, PA). back: Academic Dean Leanne Van Dyk, Andrew San Nicolas (Long Beach, CA), Steven Magneson (Rye, NY), Jordan Hall (San Francisco, CA), Adam Bailon (Boulder, CO), Larry Austin (Oakland, CA), Arek O’Connell (Paramount, CA), Melisa Blankenship (Union City, CA), Dr. Scot Sherman (from Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco), Pres. Timothy Brown. Missing: Stephen Gundlach (San Francisco, CA)

This M.Div. program prepares men and women for wise and relevant Christian engagement in urban centers and to be church planters.


Individual Donors

designates Sustained Givers who have given for the last three years or more. Thank you for consistently supporting Western!

Douglas & Connie Adams Ruth Adolph Rose Albers John & Jane Albrecht Ronald & Barbara Alexander Timothy & Lisa Alles Fernley & Eleanor Alofs Jack & Barbara Ambuul Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Mark & Laura Anderson Robert & Mary Kay Andree Roy & Ellen Anker Elizabeth Arendshorst Carl & Bonnie Assink Caroline Atkinson John & Phyllis Baar Jack Baas Mary Ann Bahnsen Alvin & Donna Bajema Christopher & Sandra Bajema Don & Shari Baker Ronald & Helen Bakker Phyllis Baldwin Jeff & Karen Barker Parry & Chris Barsy-Eckman Christine Bart Agnes Bast Andrew & Katie Bast David & Diana Bast David & Pam Bast Michael & Cheryl Bast Peter & Sarah Bast William & Debra Battjes Kenneth A. & Mary Bauman Kenneth E. & Dorothy Bauman Gerald & Eleanor Bax Alan & Jeanette Beagley Mary Bechler Jon & Delores Bechtel Alan & Susan Becker Mike & Elaine Becksvoort Robert & Nancy Bedingfield William Beebe Gordon & Martha Beld Timothy & Marta Belstra Timothy & Sally Bennett Louise Bennink Joanne Bent Ford & Patricia Berghorst Carolyn Berkey Richard & Alice Bernthal Myra Berry Kenneth & Laurel Beukelman John & Ruth Beukers Robert & Jennifer Bieri Todd & Rachel Billings Thomas & Nancy Billings Kenneth & Patti Bing Edward & Carol Blankespoor Roger & Marie Bloemers Randy Blumer William & Diane Blunt Larry & Liana Bodtke

Paul & Mary Boelkins William & Avis Boelkins Paul & Doris Boerigter Albert & Elaine Boers Irvin & Irene Boersen Connie Boersma James & Tommijo Boersma James & Susan Boersma Dennis & Marjorie Boertje Virgil & Shirley Boertje Jean Boes Merle & Alyda Boes Eleanor Boeve Jean Boeve Norman & Carolyn Boeve Ronald & Sonja Boeve Murl & Donna Bogert Paul & Amy Boice Kenneth & Elaine Bolks

Steven DeVries M.Div.

I am drawn to being the pastor of a smaller congregation.

Joan Bolman Robert & Deanne Bolt Garth & Myra Bonselaar Peter & Crystal Boogaart Glenn & Shirley Borgman Roger & Ruth Borr James & Karen Bos Lee & Jane Bosko Laverne & Norma Boss Williams & Evelyn Boswell James & Mavis Bottenhorn John & Sharon Bouma Joel & Marianne Bouwens Lila Bouwens Thomas & Teresa Bouwens Grace Bouwman Thomas & Valerie Bouwman Bryan & Cathy Bouws John & Bonnie Bouws Larry & Judith Braskamp Corwin & Carolyn Bredeweg Robert & Barbara Bredeweg Linda Breen Richard & Mary Breen John & Marylin Bright Irwin & Barbara Brink Donald Brinks Charles & Carol Brockway Rensselaer & Elsa Broekhuizen Robert Broene Kenneth & Kathryn Brondyke Roger & Janet Brondyke Carl & Lorraine Brouwer Douglas & Susan Brouwer

Harriet Brouwer William & Helen Brownson Phyllis Bruggers David Bruggink Paul & Debra Bruins Jay & Christi Bruns Shirley Buis James & Martha Bultman Daniel & Dorothy Burgess Johannes & Beth Burrink Dennis & Mary Beth Bush Richard & Karen Busman Donald & Jocelyn Bussies James & Jamie Bussis Peggy Buteyn Elly Butler Amaryllis Buurstra Kermit & Sallie Campbell Richard & Carla Capotosto Carol Carlough Robert & Sue Carlson William & Sandra Church Mark & Jan Cichowski Catharina Clarke David & Karen Claus Beverly Compagner Thomas & Barbara Coney Brian & Nancy Cook Jean Cook Kenneth & Marilyn Cox Thomas & Chris Crawford Jim & Stephanie Croom Lawrence & Ruth Custer Kenton & Julie Dale Janet Dalman Paul & Marie Dame Robert & Cindy Dame Charles & Ruth Damon Kenneth & Ruth Dannenberg Adele Darocy Robert & Marian Darrow Dolores Daudt Harvey Davelaar John & Doreen DeBliek Darrell & Ruth DeBoer Neil & Karen DeBoer Harry & Joan DeBruyn Kenneth DeBruyn Maxine DeBruyn Griffith & Mary Decker Arvin & Ruth DeCook Daniel & Angela DeCook Mark & Kay DeCook Stephen & JoAnn DeCook Ronald & Rebecca Deering Jack & Mary DeGraaf Roger & Florence DeGraaf Don & Nyla DeGraff Henrietta DeGraff James & Bonnie DeGroot Leland & Leora DeHaan Loren & Brenda DeHaan Marguerite DeHaan

Martin & Lorraine DeHaan Edward & Cobi DeJager Michael & Gerrilynn DeJager Frances DeJong Kenneth & Carol DeJonge Joan Dekker Douglas & Sandy DeKock David & Amy DeKruyter John & Ruth DeLeeuw Ted & Ellen DeLong Verlan & Karen DenAdel Donald DenDulk John & Ann DenHartog Gilbert & Marilyn DenHartog Dale & Karen DenHerder Dale & Elizabeth Deppe Bruce & Elaine DePree Kris & Barbara DePree Max & Esther DePree Mark & Roxanne DeRoo Gil & Marilyn DeRoos Herbert & Kathleen Dershem Ronald & Carol DeRuiter Richard & Kay DeVoogd Carl & Marilyn DeVree Jean DeVries Kathleen DeVries Michael & Pat DeVries Thomas & Laura DeVries Aaron & Rachael DeWitt Alex & Jennifer DeWitt Donald & Minnie DeWitt Gary & Joyce DeWitt Jack & Mary DeWitt Keith & Mary DeWitt Merle & Sheri DeWitt Steve & Melissa DeWitt Peter DeYoung Robert A. DeYoung Robert N. DeYoung Bernie & Carol Diekevers Robert & Willemina Diepersloot Bruce & Debra Docter Troy & Julie Dokter Mark & Rosemary Donker Ed & Alma Donkersloot James & Sara Donkersloot

Sophie Ollier Th.M. I am researching how to preach in the context of violence and suffering.

Norman & Anna Donkersloot Harvey & Margaret Doorenbos Chris Dorsey Eva Dow Donald & Alma Drenth Theodore & Anne DuMez

Timothy & Deborah DuMez John & Mary Dwyer Harvey & Elaine Dykema Larry & Patty Dykhuis Don & Albertha Dykstra Kurt & Leah Dykstra Peter & Gertrude Dykstra William Dykstra Greg & Pam Edmunds Paul & Patricia Eenigenburg Nathan & Alice Elder Paul & Audrey Elenius Alan & Marcia Elgersma Henderika Elsinga Kenneth & Terry Elzinga Paul & Janet Elzinga Jeff & Jill English Mark & Leigh Ann Eriks Orval & Marilyn Essink Darwin & Nancy Evers Stanley Evers John Everts June Faasse Newton & Vicky Fairweather Leonard & Nancy Fazio Marion Fazio Everett & Anna Marie Fikse David & Mary Fischer William & Denise Flavin Maynard & Joan Flikkema Robert & Charlotte Foreman Bruce & Susan Formsma James & Doris Fortney Marilyn Franken Glenn & Lorraine Fredriks Jay & Mary Freriks Mary Fris Edwin & Joan Fuder Ronald & Nancy Garrett Edward & Patricia Gasaway Gerald & Louise Gebraad Charles & Julie Geenen Douglas & Kathleen Geenen Scott & Jaclyn Geerlings Barton & Mary Jane Geers Larry & Faye Gemmen Rick & Lanell Gorzeman Louis & Dorothy Goudzwaard Gladys Greving Thomas & Mary Griggs Virginia Grissen Brian & Kathryn Groendyk Kenneth & Anna Mae Groeneveld Karl & Lucille Gronbach Daniel Hager Mae Hamersma Bruce Hamilton Theresa Hamm Keith & Joyce Hamstra Wilbert & Peggy Hamstra Peter Handy Kevin & Lacey Hanley Charles & Helen Harrison


Individual Donors


Ronald & Barbara Hartgerink James & Jacqueline Harvey Arthur & Betsy Hasse Robert & Nancy Haveman Jane Haverdink Edna Haworth Richard & Ethelyn Haworth Judith Hazelton James Heckathorn Bruce & Sandy Heerema Douglas & Nyla Heerema Don & Alice Heida Thelma Hekhuis Jeffrey & Nancy Helder Lawrence & Virginia Henderson Dennis & Lynne Hendricks Ann Henriksen Kenneth & Melissa Herman James & Dolores Hertel Arthur & Helen Hessinger Norma Hiemstra Alden & Janet Highstreet Robert & Jeanne Hilarides Elizabeth Hillegonds Timothy & Lynn Hillegonds Scot & Sue Ann Hillman Richard & Barbara Hine Robert & Sophia Hinshalwood Paul & Fannie Hoeksema Renze Hoeksema George & Dorothy Hoekstra Marian Hoekstra Phil & Dorothy Hoekstra Philip & Sharon Hoekstra Herman Hoeve Ross & Thea Hoezee Harvey & Sharon Hoffman Joanne Hoffman Terry & Ruth Hofmeyer Kevin & Lynne Holleman William & Jeanine Holman Ken & June Holtvluwer Roger & Arleta Hommes Gordon & Mary Lou Hondorp Virginia Hondorp Bruce Honholt Doug & Karen Honholt Robert & Patricia Honig David & Carol Hoogerhyde Lester & Vivian Hoogland David & Leslie Hooker Robert & Judy Hooker Hildred Hovinga Richard Huff Andrew & Mary Huisman Cornelius & Sherry Huizenga Lois Huizenga Gertrude Huizing Kelly & Sheryl Hulstein Kraig & Cheryl Hulstein George & Katherine Hunsberger Bonnie Huntley Gerald & Thelma Huyser Nelson & Arloa Hymans

Richard & Gerrilyn Iest Myra Isenga Barkel Ralph & Elaine Jaarsma John & Rennae Jacobitz Roger & Barbara Jager Norman & Shirley Japinga

Jenna Brandsen M.Div. God has put in my heart a passion for pastoral care.

Darlene Jekel Gordon & Nancy Jelsma Thomas & Rhonda Jelsma Bruce & Margie Johnson Elizabeth Johnson Todd & Donna Jones Linda Joy Ron & Peg Juffer Vernon & Eunice Jurgens Jack & Merilyn Kalee Scott & Cathy Kallemeyn Howard & Jane Kalleward Velma Kamp Suzanne Karsen Sanjiv & Souderya Kattekola Patrick & Jeanne Kellner Roger & Marcia Kempers Gordon Kempkers Earl W. & Nella Kennedy James & Cynthia Kessel Larry & Christine Kieft Harris & Becky Kiekover Rich & Joyce Kingma David & Janice Klein Conrad & Barbara Kleinheksel Cynthia Kleinheksel Paul & Jacqueline Kleinheksel Kenneth & Margaret Kleis Lois Kleis Laura Klick JoAnn Kline Gerrit & Joan Klomp Elsie Kloote Doug & Kathy Knapman Arlene Knooihuizen Paul & Frances Koets Bernice Kolenbrander Donald & Sally Komejan William & Carol Kooienga Brian & Cathy Koop Mary Lou Koop Caryl Koopman Mildred Koopman Delores Koopmans Larry & Jean Koops Mary Kooyers Robert & Carol Korte Gertrude Korver

Kevin & Patricia Kraay Russell & Gwendolyn Kraay Andrea Kragt Alvin & Lillian Kraker Alicia Kramer Catherine Kranendonk Gerald & Lois Kreykes Janet Kroese Margaret Kroll Lois Kronemeyer Ruth Kronemeyer Henry & Cassandra Kroondyk Ravina Kruizenga Robert & Carolyn Kruk Richard & Susan Kuiper Charles & Beatrice Kulier Marva Lamberts Kerry & Laura Lamoreaux Edgar & Marlene Lampen Paul & Judy Land Arlyn & Marcia Lanting William & Barbara Lawton Lois Leestma James & Lori LeFebre Michael & Jennifer LeFebre Duane & Dorothy Lehman Suzanna Leynse Garland Lichtenberg LaVerne Lievense Richard & Marcia Lievense Raymond Lokers Donald & Donna Lokker Edward & Hortense Ludwig Jon & Marla Lunderberg John Lunn Marjorie Maas Donald Maatman John Malestein Rose Mannes Daniel & Diana March Edward & Diana Marsilje Judith Mastenbrook Clark & Nancy Matthews Greg & Kathryn Maybury

Yeomyeong Jeon M.Div.

God has called me to be a missionary in Japan.

Lila McCormack Ronald & Brenda McKey Richard & Glenda McKinley Sharon McManus Edith McMullin Cliff & Karen Meeuwsen Cornelius & Kathrine Mekkes Peter & Lori Melby Virginia Mensink Richard & Kris Mersman

Donald & Mildred Meyer Harvin & Esther Meyer James & Nancy Meyer Mary Meyer Frank & Patricia Mighetto Jack & June Millard Betty Miller George Miller Jack Miller William & Patricia Mills Timothy & Mary Ellen Miner Jeannette Moncada Mallozzi Giotti & Shirley Montanari Robert & Laura Moolenaar John & Linda Moons Robert & Lois Morehouse Mary Mouring Bud & Joyce Mouw Lance & Jamie Mouw Marion & Darlene Mouw Mary Mouw Ray & Marian Mulder Ronald & Sandy Mulder Barbara Murray Robert & Carol Mutch John & Barbara Myaard Rex & Sheri Nederend Gordon & Marjorie Nederveld Ronald & Sadie Nederveld James & Barbara Neevel Kenneth & Sara Neevel Dan & Christine Nelson Marion Nelson Kenneth & Wilma Nelson Doug & Sandy Nieveen Mildred Noordyke Eleanore Norden John & Nancy Norden Garret & Cheryl Nydam Gary & Beverly Nyhuis Scott & Mary Nykerk Maria Oskam Vera Osland Jean Osterhaven Norman & Ethel Osterloo Corine Overkamp Adam & Julie Paarlberg Patricia Paarlberg Ralph & Margene Paarlberg Russell & Heidi Paarlberg Thomas & Fonda Paarlberg Marion Palmer Erwin & Lois Parker Kenneth & Sandra Parker Thomas & Elizabeth Parker James & Patricia Paull Kathy Payton Shirley Percival David & Rayetta Perez Frank & Helen Peterman Mary Peterson Morris & Barbara Peterson Pete & Peggy Peterson David & Marjorie Petroelje

Frank & Suzanne Pettinga Arvid & Peggy Pierson Edward & Jean Pierson Lee & Ann Plas James Poit Richard & Barbara Poppe Joyce Purdue Verlyn & Nancy Raak Ruth Rankens M.J. Rankin Margaret Rathbun Nancy Rebhan Delwin & Mary Redder Jerrald & Elsie Redeker June Reimink John & Susan Reitsma Scott & Elizabeth Renard Phillip & Maise Renkes Jeffrey & Laurie Reuschel Ruth Rewerts Michael & Helen Reynolds Gerald & Barbara Richardson Roger Brower & Nancy Ridder

Eric Nichols GCUPM My goal is to help those who are less fortunate in the urban community or in missions abroad.

Norman & Ellen Rieck Jonathan & Amy Riekse Ronald & Debra Rienstra Daniel & Dona Rientjes Constance Rietberg Warren & Lois Rietberg Loren Rigterink Daniel & Catherine Rink Paul & Krista Ritsema Robert & Mary Alice Ritsema Kristan & Kim Ritton John & Margie Roeloffs Willard & Ruth Rooks Eric & Rhonda Rosenbaum Timothy & Nancy Rottschafer John & Ruth Roundhouse Paul & Sue Rozeboom Douglas & Linda Ruch Lois Ruiter Blaine & Gaylene Rycenga Irene Rypstra Dale & Marcia Ryzenga John & Nancy Sage Lloyd & Kathleen Sandbulte Jeanne Sanford Peter Schakel John & Jackie Scheenstra Leona Schellenberg Ward & Yvonne Schemper Joyce Schipper Tim & Karen Schipper

Individual Donors

designates Sustained Givers who have given for the last three years or more. Thank you for consistently supporting Western!

Dorothy Schleich Roger & Joan Schlukebir Virginia Schollaart Allen & Carole Scholten Anne Schoon Mary Kay Schoon Jerry & Arnette Schouten Darell & Mary Schregardus Ralph & Cheryl Schregardus Donald & Lois Schreur Tim & Mary Jane Schreur John & Ruth Schrier Lucille Schroeder Norman & Terry Schuiling Herlan & Betty Schut Tom & Grace Schwanda Kathy Scott Lois Scott Beverly & John Scranton Margaret Self Thomas & Connie Selvius Robert & Diane Senior Ann Shearer Dorothy Sherburne Jason & Judy Shoemaker Charles & Alexandra Shotmeyer Jack & Mary Siebers LaVerne & Lorraine Sikkema John & Betty Sikkink Jeff & Sherry Simpson Kenneth & Julie Slag John & JoAnne Slager Alan & Alyson Slenk Elvin & Giletta Slenk Kyle & Lindsay Small Edward & Louise Smith Elizabeth Smith James Smith Marian Smith Raymond & Susanne Smith Jeffrey & Linda Smithwick Lee & Marcia Smits Robert & Rita Snow Randall & Jacalyn Soper Mitchell & Susan Sorenson Jeff & Lee Ann Sotok John Spiekhout John & Judy Spoelhof Marian Spyker John & Mary Stadt Richard Stafford James & Louise Staple Agnes Steegstra Nelson & Jennie Stegeman Marva Stevens Douglas & Deanna Stewart Michael & Patricia Stewart Philip & Annamae Stohrer Arthur Strock Lois Strom Douglas & Vicky Struyk David & Lynn Stubbs Henry & Nell Stuit James Sturrus

David & Ardith Sutphen Gerben & Marian Swager Marilyn Sweers Glenn & Ruth Swier Simon & Gertrude Sybesma James & Jill Tallman Elliot & Elaine Tanis

Ben Aguilera M.Div. I want to assist the church in efforts for racial reconciliation.

Wayne & Mary Tanis Marilyn Tanner David & Sally Tapley Janet Tazelaar David & Judy Teater Eleanor Tellinghuisen Norman & Shirley TenBrink Richard & Kay TenHaken Jeanella TenHave Thomas & Suzanne TenHoeve John & Marilyn TenPas Robert TerMaat Dwayne & Shirley Teusink Greg teVelde William & Jilda TeWinkle Mary Tharp Randolph Thimm Stephen & Mieneke Thomas Patrick & Camille Thompson Connie Thornhill David & Mary Timmer Gary & Maurine Timmer Carl & Margaret Toren Chester Toren Bruce Townsley Paul & Ione Trap Bud & Debi Travaille John & Jinet Troost David & Mary Tulos Jack Tuls Nancy Tuls Sidney & Judy Tuls G. Philip & Carol Tyler Robert & Betty Unger Randall & Stephanie Vaas Donald & Mary Ann Van'tHof Mary Van'tHof Bernard & Tillie VanAartsen

Pete Pinkowski M.Div. My wife and I are pursuing planting a church in the city of Chicago.

Donald VanArk Art & Sandra VanBeek Johanna VanBeek Virgil & Donna VanBeek Jay & Adelle VanDaalen George & Mary VanDahm Jay VanDahm Wayne & Jill VanDam Catherine VandeBunte Lee & Nancy VandeBunte Marian VandeBunte Michael & Karen VandeBunte Arlene VanDeHoef Ardis VandeKamp Charles & Jean VandenBerg Mildred VandenBerg Kalvin & Terri VandenBosch Roger & Joyce VandenBosch Paul & Kathleen VanDenBrink Stan & Mary VandenBrink Stanley & Darlene VanderAarde Mildred VanderBeek William & Abigail Vanderbilt William & Susan Vanderbilt Nelly VanDerEyk Vergene VanderGriend Trudy VanderHaar Donald & Lorraine VanderHei Edward VanderHijde Anthony & Beverly VanderHulst Joan VanderKolk Marilyn VanderKooi Edward & Mary VanderKooy Howard & Betty VanderMeer Gary VanDerMolen Douglas & Regina VanderPloeg Neil & Phyllis VanderPloeg Theresa VanderPloeg Daryl & Claudia VanderPol Laura VanderPoppen Scott & Jill VanderStoep Marilyn VanderVeen Theodore & Joan Vanderveen Marjorie VanderWagen Roy Vanderwall Duane & Marilyn VanDerWerff Phyllis VanderWerff Marlin & Judith VanderWilt Robert & Sandy VanderZwaag Barbara VandeWaa Randall & Mary VandeWater Jerry & Norma VandeWege Harvey & Lois VandeZande Melvin & Vivian VanDis William & Yvonne VanDop Jake & Margaret VanDuyn Leanne VanDyk Alice VanDyke Dewey & Debra VanDyke Florence VanEenenaam David & Marilyn VanEngelenhoven Paul & Vernie VanEngelenhoven Jack & Mary VanEss Geraldine VanFarowe

Kurt & Beverly VanGenderen Steve & Margaret VanGrouw John & Nellie VanHaaften Laurel VanHaitsma Clayton & Nancy VanHall James & Nancy VanHeest Donald & Greta VanHemert Ruth VanHeukelom Earle & Dena VanHeyningen Gary & Kathryn VanHulzen Kathleen VanLente Harris & Rita VanOort Mildred VanOostenburg Scott & Cyndy VanOostendorp Stanley VanPeursem Thomas & Marilyn VanPortfliet Larry VanRhee Arlan & Barbara VanRoekel Lloyd & Elma VanRoekel James & LuAnne VanSlooten Gerald & Hendrina VanSpronsen Martin & Janet VanStaalduinen Mary VanSweden Robert & Leatrice VanTatenhove Clare & Joan VanWieren Glenn & Jacquelyn VanWieren Ida VanWingerden Rodney & Janet VanWyk Gordon & Margaret VanWylen Gerald & Betty VanWyngarden Norman & Mary VanZante Gene & Sylvia VanZee Paul & Delores VanZee James & Wanda Veld Carolyn Veldhoff David & Ellen Vellenga Thelma Veneklasen Carl & Sandra VerBeek

DeAnna Kohl M.A.

God is calling me to ministry to and with women.

Robert & Arlys VerDoorn Carol Verhagen Janice VerHelst Arnold & Ardene VerHoef William & Karen VerHulst Edna Verkaik Norman & Lorraine Verros Alan & Carla VerSchure John & Lorrie VerSteeg Lynn & Mary Vincent Harrison & Bette Visscher Robert & Marjorie Visscher Jerrold & Carol Visser Jess Visser Drew & Jean Vogel Theodore & Patricia Vonk

Una Voorhorst Dorothy Voss Ernest Voss Edwin & Eleanor Vrieland Elmer Vruggink Louis & Mary Anne Wagenveld Jan & Carol Wagner Elaine Walchenbach Michael & Barbara Wallace Darlene Wallinga Harris Walters Robert & Cynthia Warn Mark & Cindy Warntjes George & Dolores Wassenaar James Watt David & Lori Weavers Virginia Weenink Kenneth & Shirely Weller Jason & Jillian Wenk Sally Wentink Thomas Werge David & Linda Wesselink Heather West Betty Westra Jacob Weyenberg Charles & Shannon White Roger & Alyse Whitman David & Mary Wierenga Edward & Arlene Wierenga Wendell & Pamela Wierenga Bruce & Mary Ann Wierks Ivan & Darlene Wiersema Kenneth & Phyllis Wildeboer Ray & Grace Willemssen Joseph Williams Peter & Penelope Wilson Ruth Wilson Arlene Winkelhorst Roger & Wilma Winkels Bertha Winkle Helena Winter Henry & Thressa Witte Jack & Sarah Woelber Thomas & Karla Wolters Ronald & Sherelyn Wolthuis James & Muriel Wondergem Robert & Shayne Wuerfel Marv & Esther Wynia Marianne Yonker John & Thelma Yonkman Bernard & Barbara Zoet Gene Zoet George & Joan Zuidema Jerry & Mary Zwart Ted & Nancy Zwart Donald & Marcia Zwiep Landis & Judith Zylman Jean Zylstra Robert & Mignon Zylstra


Honor Roll of Givers Special Gifts to the Seminary Fund: in Honor of: Chuck & Sara DeGroat George Hunsberger Harold Rust Pastors Rick Tigchon and Bryan Boersma J. Todd Billings

Gifts in Memory of: Charlton “Chuck” Breen The Rev. Dr. William Carlough Ivan Compagner Leal & Helen Doeschot Ray & Betty Donkersloot Marvin Hanko Harold Leestma Rosey Maatman Margery Nieveen Henry & Emily Mouw The Rev. Russell Norden Harold Ritsema The Rev. Dr. Herman “Bud” Ridder The Rev. Abraham Rynbrandt Evelyn Schmidt The Rev. August Tellinghuisen The Rev. Albert VanDyke The Rev. & Mrs. H.M. Veenschuten Beatrice Veltman Marion Voskuil


Givers for 30+ consecutive years! Corwin & Carolyn Bredeweg Donald & Erma Bruggink Dolores Daudt Harry & Joan DeBruyn Max & Esther DePree Gary & Joyce DeWitt Robert & Sally Hoffman Edwin & Bernice Kolenbrander Louis & Ruth Kraay

Ruth Kronemeyer Frederick & Sharon Kruithof Marjorie Maas Betty Miller Jack Miller John & Eileen Nordstrom Jon & Gloria Norton Joyce Purdue Jerrald & Elsie Redeker

Virginia Schollaart Dorothy Sherburne David & Joyce Sikkema John & Genevieve Spiekhout Donald VanArk Earle & Dena VanHeyningen Mary VanSweden Melvin & Carolyn Voss Roger & Wilma Winkels

Givers for 20-29 consecutive years! Gordon & Marion Alderink James & Sue Baar Louise Bennink Carolyn Berkey Roger & Marie Bloemers Joan Bolman Thomas & Judy Boogaart James & Genevieve Bos Donald Boss Lila Bouwens Robert & Barbara Bredeweg Donald Brinks George & Willa Brown Phyllis Bruggers Elton & Elaine Bruins Warren & Jeanne Burgess Harold & Verna Cupery Willard & Carolyn Curtis Robert & Cindy Dame Adele Darocy Mark & Kay DeCook Thomas & Mary Jo Dekker David & Alverna DeVisser Donald & Minnie DeWitt Donald & Jacqueline DeYoung Norman & Anna Donkersloot Donald & Alma Drenth Leon & Ruth Dykstra Paul & Patricia Eenigenburg Evert & Ardith Fikse Peter & Patty Ford Stanley & Mary Hagemeyer

Bernard & Donna Hakken Ronald & Barbara Hartgerink James & Jacqueline Harvey Edna Haworth Eugene & Mary Heideman John & Etta Hesselink Elizabeth Hillegonds Vernon & Carol Hoffman Roger & Arleta Hommes Bruce Honholt David & Carol Hoogerhyde Lois Huizenga Richard Huizinga Donald & Alice Jansma Norman & Shirley Japinga Harris & Becky Kiekover Wesley & Nellie Kiel Roger & Virginia Kleinheksel Elsie Kloote Paul & Frances Koets Aaron & Barbara Koskamp Catherine Kranendonk Charles & Beatrice Kulier Gordon Laman Paul & Gladys Lupkes Dale & Cathy Matthews Mildred Noordyke Eleanore Norden Thomas & Marilyn Norman Christopher & Rita Pieters Lee & Ann Plas Lynn & Phyllis Post

Paul & Patricia Pratt Robert & Mary Alice Ritsema Stanley & Nancy Rock James & Shirley Rozendaal Marian Smith Paul & Loretta Smith Dennis & Suzanne TeBeest Ellsworth TenClay Thomas & Suzanne TenHoeve David TerBeest Peter & Judith Theune Jay VanDahm Donald VandenBerg Robert & Marjorie VanderAarde Albert & Lenore VanderMeer Neil & Phyllis VanderPloeg Jake & Margaret VanDuyn Alice VanDyke Arthur & Beatrice VanEck Michael & Peggy VanHamersveld Ruth VanHeukelom Larry VanRhee Dean & Mary Veltman John & Lorrie VerSteeg Harrison & Bette Visscher Robert & Marjorie Visscher Una Voorhorst Dennis & Betty Lou Voskuil Jacob Weyenberg Arthur & Ruth Wiers Marianne Yonker John & Helene Zwyghuizen

Honor Roll of Givers Givers for 10-19 consecutive years!

These donors have given to Western Theological Seminary every fiscal year for the last 10-19 years.

Frank & Micheline Ackerman Douglas & Connie Adams Ruth Adolph John & Jane Albrecht Fernley & Eleanor Alofs Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Thomas & Sharon Arendshorst Christine Bart David & Betty Jo Bast Kenneth & Dorothy Bauman Kenneth & Mary Bauman Carol Bechtel & Tom Mullens Robert & Joan Bender Ronald & Jean Beyer James & Wandalou Blaine Stuart & Bernice Blauw William & Diane Blunt Paul & Doris Boerigter Irvin & Irene Boersen James & Tommijo Boersma Paul & Melody Boersma William & Claire Boersma Merle & Alyda Boes Eleanor Boeve Kenneth & Elaine Bolks Robert & Deanne Bolt Myra & Garth Bonselaar Thomas & Mary Bos Lee & Jane Bosko Barbara & Richard Boss Laverne & Norma Boss Joel & Marianne Bouwens Grace Bouwman John & Bonnie Bouws Elizabeth Boven Julius Brandt Robert Broene Sherwin & Nancy Broersma Roger & Janet Brondyke Timothy & Nancy Brown William & Helen Brownson Shirley Buis James & Martha Bultman Johannes & Beth Burrink Donald & Jocelyn Bussies Allen & Linda Buurma Louis & Joyce Buytendorp Richard & Carla Capotosto Jean Cook Jack & Dolores Cooper Kenneth & Marilyn Cox Lawrence & Ruth Custer Kenneth & Ruth Dannenberg Robert & Marian Darrow John & Doreen DeBliek Neil & Karen DeBoer Maxine DeBruyn Raymond & Hilda DeDoes William & Carole deForest Eugene & Darlene DeHoogh Edward & Cobi DeJager Frances DeJong Joan Dekker

Cornelius & Sherry Huizenga George & Katherine Hunsberger Bonnie Huntley Steven & Sally Hyma Myra Isenga Barkel Lary & Sarah Jackson Donald & Ina Jansen Gordon & Nancy Jelsma Charles & Donna Johnson Elizabeth Johnson Ron & Peg Juffer Jack & Merilyn Kalee Wendell & Renske Karsen Thomas & Erma Keizer William & Nella Kennedy Richard & Joyce Kingma Eugene & Mary Klaaren Cynthia Kleinheksel John & Sharon Kleinheksel Mark & Nancy Kleinheksel Kenneth & Margaret Kleis Lois Kleis Norman & Joyce Kolenbrander Brian & Cathy Koop Mary Lou Koop Caryl Koopman Mildred Koopman Robert & Carol Korte Harold & Shirley Korver Russell & Gwendolyn Kraay Andrea Kragt Gerald & Lois Kreykes Kelvin & Ellen Kronemeyer Lois Kronemeyer Robert & Carolyn Kruk Richard & Susan Kuiper Duane & Sheryl Laman Samuel & Judith Laswell Duane & Dorothy Lehman Donald & Ruth Lenderink Laverne Lievense Raymond Lokers Gary & Roberta Looman David & Beula Maris Judith Mastenbrook Clark & Nancy Matthews Edith McMullin Harvin & Esther Meyer Mary Meyer William & Patricia Mills Michael & Debra Molenaar James & Janice Moore Bud & Joyce Mouw Lance & Jamie Mouw Bruce & Jean Mulder Edwin & Luella Mulder Barbara Murray Rex & Sheri Nederend James & Barbara Neevel Kenneth & Sara Neevel William & Frances Nelson Rick & Donna Oppenhuizen Erwin & Lois Parker

David & Amy DeKruyter Ted & Ellen DeLong Gerard & Verla DeLoof John & Ann DenHartog Gordon & Lenore DePree Kris & Barbara DePree Harold & Dorothy DeRoo Herbert & Kathleen Dershem Ronald & Carol DeRuiter David & Joyce DeVelder Lee & Linda DeVisser Thomas & Laura DeVries Marc & Kathy deWaard Jack & Mary DeWitt Henry & Ruth DeWitte Terry DeYoung & Cynthia Veldheer DeYoung Jack & Mary Doorlag Herman & Marjorie Dragt Gregory & Amanda Dykhouse Larry & Patty Dykhuis Jacob Dykstra Kurt & Leah Dykstra Peter & Gertrude Dykstra Robert & Alice Dykstra Virgil & Marlene Dykstra Alan & Marcia Elgersma Kenneth & Barbara Eriks Mark & Leigh Ann Eriks Orval & Marilyn Essink Neva Evenhouse Marion Fazio Everett & Anna Marie Fikse John & Mary Fitzgerald Victor & Nancy Folkert Glenn & Lorraine Fredriks Kent & Joyce Fry Gerald & Louise Gebraad Rick & Lanell Gorzeman Thomas & Mary Griggs Wayne & Linda Hall Mae Hamersma Peter & Kathy Handy Forrest & Mary Harms Robert & Nancy Haveman Judith Hazelton Thelma Hekhuis Dennis & Lynne Hendricks Daniel Herrick James & Dolores Hertel Scot & Sue Ann Hillman Robert & Sophia Hinshalwood Henry & Caroline Hoeks George & Dorothy Hoekstra Joanne Hoffman Samuel & Helen Hofman Terry & Ruth Hofmeyer Taylor & Cathleen Holbrook Kevin & Lynne Holleman Virginia Hondorp Robert & Patricia Honig David & Leslie Hooker Andrew & Mary Huisman

Kenneth & Sandra Parker David & Amy Parrish David & Karen Patterson David & Rayetta Perez Morris & Barbara Peterson Steven & Joy Petroelje Curry & Barbara Pikkaart Mark & Jean Poppen Ruth Post Arnold & Johanna Punt Phillip & Maise Renkes Ruth Rewerts Warren & Lois Rietberg Daniel & Cathy Rink Douglas & Linda Ruch Calvin & Marilyn Rynbrandt Lloyd & Kathleen Sandbulte Peter Schakel Ward & Yvonne Schemper Dorothy Schleich James & Cathy Schoon Donald & Lois Schreur John & Ruth Schrier Norman & Terry Schuiling Tom & Grace Schwanda Lois Scott Margaret Self John Sharpe Jonathan & Krystal Sherrill John & Betty Sikkink Jeff & Sherry Simpson John & JoAnne Slager Edward & Louise Smith Elizabeth Smith Raymond & Susanne Smith Robert & Rita Snow Randall & Jacalyn Soper Robert & Frances Spencer Steven & Karen Stam John & Ruth Stanley James & Louise Staple Henry & Charmaine Stegenga Vernon & Carla Sterk David & Lynn Stubbs Morrell Swart Marilyn Sweers Benjamin & Jill Sweet Norman & Melita Swier Janet Tazelaar Brenda TerHorst Robert & Patricia Terwilliger Dwayne & Shirley Teusink Greg teVelde William & Jilda TeWinkle Stephen & Mieneke Thomas John & Yvonne Tien Richard & Nancy Tigchon Chester Toren Calvin & Audrey Tysen Robert & Betty Unger William & Sarah Unzicker Donald & Mary Ann Van'tHof Bernie & Tillie VanAartsen

Johanna VanBeek Virgil & Donna VanBeek Stan & Mary VandenBrink Stanley & Darlene VanderAarde Joan VanderKolk Howard & Betty VanderMeer Theresa VanderPloeg Marilyn VanderVeen Richard & Beverly VanderVoet Darwin & Kathleen VanderWal Jeffrey & Linda VanDerWeele David & Jody Vanderwel Eugene VanderWell & Lenora Ridder Randall & Mary VandeWater Ike & Norma VandeWege Merwin VanDoornik William & Yvonne VanDop Leanne VanDyk Florence VanEenenaam David & Marilyn VanEngelenhoven Herman & Joyce VanGalen Rick & Laurel VanHaitsma Clayton & Nancy VanHall Gerard & Eloise VanHeest Harlan & Patricia VanOort James VanRoekel James & LuAnne VanSlooten Gerald & Hendrina VanSpronsen Glenn & Jacquelyn VanWieren Bradley & Tonja Veenendaal James & Wanda Veld David & Ellen Vellenga Teunisje Velthuizen Carl & Sandy VerBeek Kenneth & Jean Vermeer Eric & Sara Vogel Edwin & Eleanor Vrieland Jan & Carol Wagner Virginia Weenink Raymond & Dorothy Weiss Thomas Werge Edward & Arlene Wierenga Bruce & Mary Ann Wierks Ruth Wilson Stephen & Martha Wing Larry & Mary Wisner Charles & Barbara Wissink Henry & Thressa Witte Ronald & Sherrie Wolthuis Barry & Margot Wynveen John & Thelma Yonkman Gene Zoet David Zomer & Villo Denke Paul & Barbara Zoschke George & Joan Zuidema Eildert & Mary-Etta Zwart Jerry & Mary Zwart Ted & Nancy Zwart


Alumni/ae Donors 1946 Herman Hartmann Wallace & Dorothy Stoepker 1947 Harvey Hoekstra 1948 Harold & Dorothy DeRoo 1949 James & Genevieve Bos 1950 Chester & Jacqueline Droog Ellsworth TenClay

Dean & Mary Veltman Raymond & Dorothy Weiss 1955 Harold & Verna Cupery Gordon & Lenore DePree Donald & Jacqueline DeYoung Herman & Marjorie Dragt Donald & Linda Hoffman Harold & Shirley Korver John & Marie Nyitray John & Yvonne Tien Cornelius & Mary Lou VanHeest Melvin & Carolyn Voss Charles & Barbara Wissink Thomas & Doris Zylstra

Gordon Laman David & Donna Muyskens Harlan & Diane Nyhof James & Shirley Rozendaal Henry & Charmaine Stegenga

1960 Louis & Joyce Buytendorp Wilbur & Aletha Daniels Louis & Leona Harvey LeRoy & Marjorie Koopman Arnold & Johanna Punt Vernon VanDerWerff Merwin VanDoornik 1961 Marvin & Ida Beukelman Raymond & Hilda DeDoes Marvin & Joanne Hoff Norman & Myra Ratering Robert & Marjorie VanderAarde Robert & Phyllis VanEarden   1962 John & Florence Brouwer Robert & Mary deForest William & Carole deForest Ronald & Janice Geschwendt Vernon Hoffs Donald & Verna Lindskoog George & Joyce Magee Ronald & Kathleen Smith William & Sarah Unzicker Kenneth & Kathy VanderBroek Melchior & Irene VanHattem John & Helene Zwyghuizen

1956 Robert & Nancy Conner Louis & Ruth Kraay George & Arlene Muyskens Joseph & Jean Muyskens William & Frances Nelson 1952 Robert & Frances Spencer Warren & Jeanne Burgess Edward & Anne Viening Rodger & Phyllis Dalman Gerard & Verladyne DeLoof Arvin & Barbara Wester Harold & Dorothy Dykstra 1957 Donald VandenBerg Robert & Joan Bender Gerard & Eloise VanHeest Julius Brandt John & Joyce Busman 1953 Eugene & Darlene DeHoogh Gordon & Marion Alderink Robert & Alice Dykstra Donald Boss Donald & Alice Jansma Elton & Elaine Bruins Charles & Donna Johnson Melvin & Bette DeVries Wesley & Nellie Kiel Leon & Ruth Dykstra Earl & Char Laman Floyd & Patricia Goulooze Norman & Fannie Menning 1963 Bernard & Donna Hakken Thurman & Rhoda Rynbrandt Sherwin & Nancy Broersma Roger & Barbara Hendricks Kenneth & Jean Vermeer Evert & Ardith Fikse John & Etta Hesselink Wayne & Linda Hall Nevin & Dorothy Webster Paul & Gladys Lupkes Richard Huizinga Lloyd & Dorothy Menning Larry & Joanne Izenbart 1958 Sylvio & Phyllis Scorza Wendell & Renske Karsen Louis & JoAnn Benes David TerBeest Moses & Mary Keng Arthur & Doris DeHoogh Eugene VanderWell & Gerald & Audrey Heemstra Eugene & Mary Klaaren Lenora Ridder Samuel & Helen Hofman John & Sharon Kleinheksel James VanRoekel Irven & Gladys Jungling Roger & Virginia Kleinheksel Thomas & Erma Keizer Gary & Roberta Looman 1954 Peter & Audrey Mondeel John & Eileen Nordstrom Stuart & Bernice Blauw Harold & Harriet Rust Robert & Erma Nykamp Donald & Erma Bruggink Gerald & Ardythe VanderVelde Jacob Dykstra Richard & Beverly VanderVoet 1964 Eugene & Mary Heideman Gerald & Marlene Bates Harris & Jane Verkaik Paul & Dorothy Hostetter Ronald & Jean Beyer Aaron & Barbara Koskamp Allen & Linda Buurma 1959 Donald & Ruth Lenderink Vernon & Carol Hoffman Norman & Joyce Kolenbrander Edwin & Luella Mulder Frederick & Sharon Kruithof David & Marvelle Hondorp Duane & Inez Tellinghuisen 1951 Donald & Suzanne Buteyn Willard & Carolyn Curtis Arthur & Beatrice VanEck


The Alumni/ae Team was pleased to honor The Rev. Dr. Gordon Laman ‘59 and The Rev. Victoria Menning ‘89 with Distinguished Alum Awards on May 13, 2013.

Richard & Helen TerMaat Stanley Vandersall Gerald & Nancy Wondra

1965 Frank & Micheline Ackerman Stanley & Mary Hagemeyer Harmen & Grace Heeg John & Carol Hood Bruce & Mary Laverman Calvin & Marilyn Rynbrandt Ronald & Janith VanDerWerff Daryl & Glenda Vetter 1966 Leon Aalberts George & Sibilla Boerigter Jack & Dolores Cooper Henry & Caroline Hoeks Wayne & Donna Kiel Stanley & Nancy Rock Stanley & Joan Vugteveen Mark & Crystal Walvoord Sherwin & Shirley Weener Paul & Barbara Zoschke 1967 David & Alverna DeVisser Vern & Judy Essenberg Donald & Ina Jansen Kelvin & Ellen Kronemeyer Ralph & Lynnore Robrahn Paul & Janiece Swets Calvin & Audrey Tysen David & Penny VanDam Ross Westhuis Moody & Jean Yap 1968 Forrest & Mary Harms David & Beula Maris Ruth & John Stanley Vernon & Carla Sterk James & Joann Stralow Donald & Belle Veltman

1969 Richard & Doris Bates James & Wandalou Blaine George & Willa Brown Henry & Beth Elgersma Jon & Gloria Norton Lyle & Carol Rozeboom Steve & Rae Ann Struikmans Dennis & Betty Lou Voskuil Richard & Mary Welscott 1970 Virgil & Marlene Dykstra Duane & Sheryl Laman 1971 Harold & Marilyn Lay James & Cathy Schoon Albert & Lenore VanderMeer David & Jody Vanderwel Kenneth & Sally Jo Zuithoff 1972 James & Sue Baar Don Damsteegt James & Janice Moore Ronald & Frances Redder Robert & Patricia Terwilliger 1973 Gerald & Janice Dykstra Kenneth & Barbara Eriks Dale & Catharina Matthews Charles & Deborah Morris Dennis & Joan Redeker David & Joyce Sikkema Herman & Joyce VanGalen 1974 Charles & Deborah Bigelow Thomas & Mary Bos Curry & Barbara Pikkaart Daniel & Karen Ramaker David & Barbara Schutt Richard & Nancy Tigchon Kenneth & Deborah Zorgdrager

designates Sustained Givers who have given for the last three years or more. Thank you for consistently supporting Western!

1975 Arie & Margie Blok Thomas & Judy Boogaart Jack & Mary Doorlag Steven & Karen Stam 1976 David & Betty Jo Bast Timothy & Nancy Brown Joyce & David DeVelder David & Deborah DeVries John & Marilyn Koedyker Roger & Diane Krutz Mark & Paula Nieuwsma Peter & Patricia Nordstrom Lynn & Phyllis Post Paul & Loretta Smith Darwin & Kathleen VanderWal Calvin & Charlotte VandeZande Stephen & Martha Wing Eildert & Mary-Etta Zwart   1977 Stephen & Linda Breen Perry & Joyce DeGroot Thomas & Mary Jo Dekker Robert & Sally Hoffman Howard & Pamela Moths Norman & Melita Swier Steven & Corinne VanderMolen Teunisje Velthuizen

Nolan & Phyllis Palsma 1990 Jeffrey & Linda VanDerWeele Michael & Tena Bos Mary & Thomas Bos 1982 Marc & Kathy deWaard Sherwin & Diane Brantsen Karen & David Patterson Peter & Patricia Ford Peter & Judith Theune Kent & Joyce Fry Cynthia Veldheer DeYoung Paul & Patricia Pratt & Terry DeYoung Douglas & Mary Scholten John Veldman 1983 Lary & Sarah Jackson 1984 Carol Bechtel & Tom Mullens Neva Evenhouse Cornelis & Leigh VanKempen

1991 Mitchell & Sandra Kinsinger Michael & Debra Molenaar Karen & Larry Mulder 1992 Paul & Melody Boersma Manabu & Setsuko Ishida David & Nancy VanDyke Patricia Young

1985 Judith & Jack Faber Mary & John Fitzgerald Steven & Sally Hyma 1993 Marcia VandenBerg Stephanie & Philip Doeschot Michael & Peggy VanHamersveld Keiko Osaki

Alumni/ae Donors 2000 Margaret Atkinson Randolph & Tracy Bremmer Daniel Herrick Robert & Rebecca Riekse Dean & Christine VanFarowe 2001 Jonathan & Kendra Elgersma Brian & Tammy Keepers David & Amy Parrish Jessica & Tom Scholten Bradley & Tonja Veenendaal Mary & Larry Wisner 2002 Gregory & Rachel Brower James & Dana Daniels Jonathan & Mariann Lam Chad & Jodi Pierce Gretchen & Philip Tanis Peter & Julie TeWinkle

2005 Barbara & Richard Boss Rick & Tanya Husselman Denise & CJ Kingdom-Grier 2006 Norma & Steve Hook Kathryn Neville & David Schock Philip & Heidi Rose Joshua & Heather VanLeeuwen 2007 Anna & Mark Bogertman Ben & Sarah Bruins Tim & Molly Truesdell 2008 Miriam & Eric Barnes Daniel & Ladonna DeVries Shawn & Ashley Gerbers Jerena Keys Tanner & Kristin Smith Heather & Joshua VanLeeuwen Matthew & Sarah Waterstone

2003 Nicholas & Amy Bowling 1986 1994 Michael & Elizabeth Hardeman 2009 George & Ellen Antonakos Barbara & Douglas Edema Chris Poest Ed & Brenda Hawkins Dawn Boelkins & John E. Schmidt Samuel & Judy Laswell J.P. & Katy Sundararajan Wesley & Doris Crocker Jeffrey Neevel Brian & Liz VanderWege 2010 John & Carlene DeKam Gregory & Kathryn VanderMeer Mark & Debra Wilson Taylor & Cathleen Holbrook 2004 Marilyn & Thomas Norman 1995 Bryan & Melissa Boersma 2011 Arvin & Nancy Schoep Joyce & George Magee Elizabeth & Michael Hardeman Bradley & Robin Kautz 1978 Harlan & Patricia VanOort David Zomer & Villo Denke William & Claire Boersma Mark & Nancy Kleinheksel Ryan & Jaclyn Sweet Randy & Sally Weener Philip & Stephanie Doeschot Gary & Robyn Mulder Brett & Jaimi VanderBerg 1996 Phyllis & Nolan Palsma Randall & Lisa VanderWeit Richard & Beverly VanDop Sharon & Thomas Arendshorst Randal & Leah VanDoornik Richard & Sharon Scheenstra 1987 Todd & Natsuko Buurstra Jean & Bruce Mulder 2012 Julie & Thomas Carey Loretta & Paul Smith Sandra & David Cammenga 1979 Terry DeYoung & Cynthia David VanNetten Gary & Joyce DeKoekkoek Norman Bouwens Alumni/ae Team Veldheer DeYoung Michael & Sarah VanRees Victor & Nancy Folkert Nathan & Caitlin Johnson Gary & Julie Hegstad Kenneth & Ann Kolenbrander Andrew & Samantha Kadzban President: Ruth & Harley Otto 1997 Rick & Donna Oppenhuizen Jeffrey & Katy Kroondyk Bruce Mulder ‘99 Brenda TerHorst Jay & Jeanne Lindell John E. Schmidt & Dawn Boelkins Jill & Benjamin Sweet Vice-President: Carol & Merold Westphal Christopher & Rita Pieters Dennis & Suzanne TeBeest Paul Fazio ‘93 Paul & Becky Wernlund 2013 Secretary: 1988 1998 1980 Sarah Farkas Barbara Boss ‘05 Harry & Thelma Boonstra Kristine & Steve Abbey James & Kathy Brownson Thomas & Victoria Reynolds Scott & Heidi DeBlock Amanda & Gregory Dykhouse Mark & Jean Poppen Joshua Scheid Team members: Timothy & Brenda Dieffenbach Michael & Kimberly Mulder Linda & Jeffrey VanDerWeele Natham & Bekah Schipper Aaron Anderson ‘03 Jeffrey & Gretchen Munroe Arthur & Ruth Wiers Stephen & Olga Shaffer Tim Dieffenbach ‘88 Brian & Lori Taylor 1999 Barry & Margot Wynveen Brandon & Stephanie Smith Jonathan Elgersma ‘01 Michael & Erin Beckerink Joshua & Rachel VanDerMaaten Kent Frens ‘03 1989 Trygve & Kristen Johnson 1981 Cory & Arla VanSloten Janelle Lopez-Koolhaas ‘01 Carole Aardsma Bruce & Jean Mulder Steven & Brenda Bakker Jonathan & Annie Ytterock Deb Swanson ‘07 Andrew & Geraldine Joosse Steven & Joy Petroelje Abram & Linda Blaak Jim VanderRoest ‘92 Mary & Clarence Merrill Jon & Krystal Sherrill Robert & Alice Faulman Michael & Gina Pitsenberger Sara & Eric Vogel Robert & Laura Livingston Necrologist: John Sharpe, Jr. Karsten & Gretchen Voskuil James & Carol McDonald Merwin (Mike) VanDoornik ‘60


RCA Donor Churches ALBANY CLASSIS The First Church in Albany, Albany, NY Emmanuel Reformed Church, Castleton, NY Second Reformed Church, Coxsackie, NY Union Dutch Reformed Church, Delmar, NY Knox Reformed Church, Knox, NY Blooming Grove Reformed Church, Rensselaer, NY First Reformed Church, Wynantskill, NY COLUMBIA-GREENE CLASSIS First Reformed Church, Athens, NY MONTGOMERY CLASSIS Thousand Isles Reformed Church, Alexandria Bay, NY Reformed Church of Herkimer, Herkimer, NY Pitcher Hill Community Church, Syracuse, NY ROCHESTER CLASSIS Abbe Reformed Church, Clymer, NY Clymer Hill Reformed Church, Clymer, NY Interlaken Reformed Church, Interlaken, NY Palmyra Reformed Church, Palmyra, NY Brighton Reformed Church, Rochester, NY SCHENECTADY CLASSIS First Reformed Church of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Junction, NY Lisha's Kill Reformed Church, Schenectady, NY Niskayuna Reformed Church, Schenectady, NY Bacon Hill Reformed Church, Schuylerville, NY First Reformed Church, Scotia, NY SCHOHARIE CLASSIS Lawyersville Reformed Church, Cobleskill, NY Calvary Reformed Church, Hagaman, NY Johnstown Reformed Church, Johnstown, NY BRITISH COLUMBIA CLASSIS Fujian Evangelical Church, Richmond, BC Hope Reformed Church, Vancouver, BC ONTARIO CLASSIS Westdale Reformed Church, Hamilton, ON Ebenezer Reformed Church, Mississauga, ON Emmanuel Reformed Church, Whitby, ON CALIFORNIA CLASSIS Christ Community Church, Buena Park, CA CASCADES CLASSIS Twin Falls Reformed Church, Twin Falls, ID First Reformed Church, Lynden, WA Nooksack Valley Reformed Church, Nooksack, WA First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor, WA


designates churches who have given for the last three years or more. Thank you for consistently supporting Western!

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CLASSIS Christ Community Church, Carmichael, CA Calvary Reformed Church, Ripon, CA Tulare Community Church, Tulare, CA CITY CLASSIS City Church San Francisco, San Francisco, CA ROCKY MOUNTAIN CLASSIS Faith Community Church, Littleton, CO HOLLAND CLASSIS Beechwood Reformed Church, Holland, MI Calvary Reformed Church, Holland, MI Christ Memorial Reformed Church, Holland, MI Fellowship Reformed Church, Holland, MI First Reformed Church, Holland, MI Hope Church, Holland, MI Maplewood Reformed Church, Holland, MI Pillar Church, Holland, MI Rose Park Reformed Church, Holland, MI Third Reformed Church, Holland, MI Trinity Reformed Church, Holland, MI LAKE ERIE CLASSIS Grace Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI Brooklyn Reformed Church, Brooklyn, OH CenterPoint Church, Lewis Center, OH New Hope Church, Powell, OH MUSKEGON CLASSIS Coopersville Reformed Church, Coopersville, MI First Reformed Church, Grand Haven, MI Second Reformed Church, Grand Haven, MI Trinity Reformed Church, Grand Haven, MI Fellowship Reformed Church, Muskegon, MI Fifth Reformed Church, Muskegon, MI Unity Reformed Church, Muskegon, MI Westwood Reformed Church, Muskegon, MI   NORTH GRAND RAPIDS CLASSIS The Community, Ada, MI Resurrection Reformed Church, Flint, MI Aberdeen Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI Oakview Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI Standale Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI Rockford Reformed Church, Rockford, MI NORTHERN MICHIGAN CLASSIS Community Reformed Church, Charlevoix, MI Church of the Living Christ, Fremont, MI Midland Reformed Church, Midland, MI Mason County Reformed Church, Scottville, MI SOUTH GRAND RAPIDS CLASSIS First Reformed Church, Byron Center, MI Woodhaven Reformed Church, Byron Center, MI Fifth Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Hope Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI Thornapple Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI First Reformed Church, Grandville, MI Zion Reformed Church, Grandville, MI Fair Haven Ministries, Hudsonville, MI Hager Park Reformed Church, Jenison, MI Rosewood Reformed Church, Jenison, MI Gun Lake Community Church, Wayland, MI Eighth Reformed Church, Wyoming, MI Faith Reformed Church, Wyoming, MI Grace Reformed Church, Wyoming, MI

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN CLASSIS Bethany Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI Bethel Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI Centerpoint Church, Kalamazoo, MI North Park Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI Second Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI Trinity Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI Martin Reformed Church, Martin, MI First Reformed Church, Portage, MI Hope Reformed Church, South Haven, MI Lakeland Reformed Church, Vicksburg, MI ZEELAND CLASSIS Dunningville Reformed Church, Allegan, MI Hamilton Reformed Church, Hamilton, MI Haven Reformed Church, Hamilton, MI North Holland Reformed Church, Holland, MI Overisel Reformed Church, Holland, MI Ottawa Reformed Church, West Olive, MI Community Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI Faith Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI First Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI Vriesland Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI CENTRAL IOWA CLASSIS Adventure Life Reformed Church, Altoona, IA Bethany Reformed Church, Des Moines, IA Meredith Drive Reformed Church, Des Moines, IA Ebenezer Reformed Church, Leighton, IA Crossroads Church, Norwalk, IA Otley Reformed Church, Otley, IA First Reformed Church, Pella, IA Heartland Reformed Church, Pella, IA Second Reformed Church, Pella, IA Third Reformed Church, Pella, IA Trinity Reformed Church, Pella, IA First Reformed Church, Prairie City, IA CENTRAL PLAINS CLASSIS Pella Reformed Church, Adams, NE Westwood Community Church, Omaha, NE DAKOTA CLASSIS Hope Reformed Church of Westfield, Hague, ND First Reformed Church, Litchville, ND North Marion Reformed Church, Marion, ND

RCA Donor Churches Zion Reformed Church, Amherst, SD PLEASANT PRAIRIE CLASSIS Chancellor Reformed Church, Chancellor, SD Trinity Reformed Church, Allison, IA Delaware Reformed Church, Lennox, SD First Reformed Church, Aplington, IA Second Reformed Church, Lennox, SD Bethany Reformed Church, Belmond, IA Calvary Reformed Church, Monroe, SD Immanuel Reformed Church, Belmond, IA First Reformed Church, Platte, SD First Reformed Church, Buffalo Center, IA Valley Springs Reformed Church, Valley Springs, SD Cedar Hills Community Church, Cedar Rapids, IA Zion Reformed Church, Sheffield, IA EAST SIOUX CLASSIS Wellsburg Reformed Church, Wellsburg, IA Alton Reformed Church, Alton, IA   First Reformed Church, Hospers, IA WEST SIOUX CLASSIS Newkirk Reformed Church, Hospers, IA First Reformed Church, Boyden, IA First Reformed Church, Melvin, IA First Reformed Church, Doon, IA American Reformed Church, Orange City, IA Hope Reformed Church, George, IA First Reformed Church, Orange City, IA Hawarden Community Church, Hawarden, IA Trinity Reformed Church, Orange City, IA American Reformed Church, Hull, IA American Reformed Church, Primghar, IA First Reformed Church, Hull, IA First Reformed Church, Sanborn, IA Bethel Reformed Church, Lester, IA Bethel Reformed Church, Sheldon, IA Bethel Reformed Church, Little Rock, IA First Reformed Church, Sheldon, IA Free Grace Reformed Church, Orange City, IA Hope Reformed Church, Spencer, IA First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids, IA Carmel Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA MINNESOTA CLASSIS Faith Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA Roseland Reformed Church, Blomkest, MN Central Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA Chandler Reformed Church, Chandler, MN First Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA Bethany Reformed Church, Clara City, MN First Reformed Church, Edgerton, MN CHICAGO CLASSIS Hollandale Reformed Church, Hollandale, MN Calvary Reformed Church, Orland Park, IL Bethel Reformed Church, Leota, MN Faith Community Reformed Church, Stickney, IL American Reformed Church, Luverne, MN Faith Community Church, West Chicago, IL Hope Reformed Church, Montevideo, MN Greenleafton Reformed Church, Preston, MN ILLIANA-FLORIDA CLASSIS Reformed Church of Steen, Steen, MN Christ Community Church, Pompano Beach, FL American Reformed Church, Woodstock, MN Forreston Reformed Church, Forreston, IL American Reformed Church, Worthington, MN First Reformed Church of Wichert, Saint Anne, IL First Reformed Church, Baldwin, WI First Reformed Church, South Holland, IL American Reformed Church, De Motte, IN First Reformed Church, De Motte, IN Faith Reformed Church, Dyer, IN Trinity Reformed Church, Munster, IN

Churches highlighted in blue earned a place on Western Theological Seminary’s 2013 Honor Roll of Donor Churches by giving $5.00 or more per active communicant member during fiscal year 2012-2013.

ILLINOIS CLASSIS Fairview Reformed Church, Fairview, IL Second Reformed Church, Fulton, IL Spring Valley Reformed Church, Fulton, IL Silver Creek Reformed Church, German Valley, IL Elim Reformed Church, Kings, IL Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL Emmanuel Reformed Church, Morrison, IL Raritan Reformed Church, Raritan, IL Bethel Reformed Church, Sterling, IL Christ's Family Church, Davenport, IA   WISCONSIN CLASSIS First Reformed Church, Cedar Grove, WI Emmanuel Reformed Church, Clinton, WI First Reformed Church, Friesland, WI Calvary Community Church, New Berlin, WI

First Reformed Church, Oostburg, WI First Reformed Church, Randolph, WI Gibbsville Reformed Church, Sheboygan Falls, WI Emmanuel Reformed Church, Waupun, WI First Reformed Church, Waupun, WI Trinity Reformed Church, Waupun, WI DELAWARE-RARITAN CLASSIS United Reformed Church, Somerville, NJ Stanton Reformed Church, Stanton, NJ Addisville Reformed Church, Richboro, PA GREATER PALISADES CLASSIS Reformed Church of Closter, Closter, NJ Fair Lawn Community Church, Fair Lawn, NJ Community Church of Harrington Park, Harrington Park, NJ First Reformed Church, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Community Reformed Church, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Grove Reformed Church, North Bergen, NJ Parkside Community Church, Westwood, NJ NEW BRUNSWICK CLASSIS Colts Neck Reformed Church, Colts Neck, NJ Freehold Reformed Church, Freehold, NJ Middlebush Reformed Church, Middlebush, NJ Pinelands Reformed Church, Toms River, NJ PASSAIC VALLEY CLASSIS Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ First Reformed Church, Pompton Plains, NJ Pequannock Reformed Church, Wayne, NJ Preakness Reformed Church, Wayne, NJ Abundant Life Reformed Church, Wyckoff, NJ MID-HUDSON CLASSIS Hopewell Reformed Church, Hopewell Junction, NY First Reformed Church of Cary, Cary, NC NASSAU-SUFFOLK CLASSIS Community Reformed Church, Manhasset LI, NY Massapequa Reformed Church, Massapequa, NY Christ Community Church, Stony Brook, NY Long Island Taiwanese Church, Williston Park, NY NEW YORK CLASSIS United Reformed Church, of Williamsbridge Bronx, NY West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY St. Thomas Reformed Church, Saint Thomas, VI ORANGE CLASSIS Faith Reformed Church, Slate Hill, NY QUEENS CLASSIS Boston Taiwanese Christian Church, Framingham, MA Shin Kwang Church, Bayside, NY ROCKLAND-WESTCHESTER CLASSIS Bronxville Reformed Church, Bronxville, NY


Other Special Donors Corporations and Foundations

Amerisure Matching Gift Program Bemis Company Foundation The Chatlos Foundation, Inc. Christian Evangelical Trust Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Dow Chemical Company Foundation Fifth Third Bank Foundation Freedom Village Holland General Electric Foundation Haworth, Inc. Howard Miller Company The Huizenga Foundation Johnson Controls Foundation Liberti Center-City Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Marsilje Foundation McMaster - Carr The Larry & Karen Mulder Foundation North Bend Community Scholarship Fund, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Foundation Peerbolt's, Inc. Pella Rolscreen Foundation The Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Pharmacia David E. Post Family Foundation Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Quincy Street, Inc. Reformed Church in America Bert Reimink Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Ruch Family Foundation SoundOff Signal John and Judy Spoelhof Foundation Springview Foundation SPX Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation Steelcase Foundation VerHoef Automotive, Inc. Verizon Foundation Wabash Center Words of Hope

The Donald J. Bruggink Scholarship for Overseas Study These donors gave during fiscal year July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013

Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson William & Debra Battjes Alan & Susan Becker Joanne Bent Edward & Carol Blankespoor William & Avis Boelkins George & Willa Brown David Bruggink Donald & Erma Bruggink Catharina Clarke Terry DeYoung & Cynthia Veldheer DeYoung Neva Evenhouse

Maynard & Joan Flikkema Bruce Hamilton Douglas & Nyla Heerema Arthur & Helen Hessinger Donald & Ina Jansen Suzanne Karsen Martin & Mimi Keller Earl & Cornelia Kennedy David & Janice Klein Norman & Joyce Kolenbrander George & Joyce Magee Frank & Patricia Mighetto Charles & Deborah Morris

Keiko Osaki James & Patricia Paull Arvin & Nancy Schoep State Farm Companies Foundation Brenda TerHorst Mary Tharp Catherine VandeBunte John Veldman Joseph & Rena Williams Henry & Thressa Witte Patricia Young

Bruggink Scholarship Founders Founders contributed $1,000 or more to the fund

Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Charles Anker David & Cynthia Bach *Alan & Susan Becker Joanne Bent David Bruggink Donald & Erma Bruggink John & Julie Carter Ruth Droppers *Neva Evenhouse

Fair Lawn Community Church Robert & Joan Fenske Maynard & Joan Flikkema *Douglas & Nyla Heerema Eugene & Mary Heideman Daniel Herrick Arthur & Helen Hessinger Marvin & Joanne Hoff Jantina Holleman Lester & Vivian Hoogland

Donald & Ina Jansen Louise Jonsson Suzanne Morgan Gerald & Joan Phelan Charles & Lyn Sligh State Farm Companies Foundation Richard & Janice Tiggelaar David & Nancy VanDyke John & Janis Veldman Crosby & Gussie Willet

*achieved Founders status 2012-13

Non-RCA Church Donors

Alger Park Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI All Souls Church of Boulder, Boulder, CO Andres Serrano Ministries, Corona, CA Anglican Church of St. Charles, Poulsbo, WA Bridgeport Community Church, Bridgeport, MI Covenant Life Church, Grand Haven, MI First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, MO First Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek, MI First Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI First Presbyterian Church, Allegan, MI First Union Church, Cedarville, MI Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Story City, IA Classis of Lake Erie of the CRC, Dublin, OH

Living Water Community Church, Orange City, IA Mars Hill Bible Church, Grandville, MI Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX Mexico Church of the Brethren, Mexico, IN Northminster Presbyterian Church, Peoria, IL Oakland City Church, Oakland, CA Olivet Evangelical Free Church, Spring Lake, MI River Terrace Church, East Lansing, MI Sheridan Congregational Church, Sheridan, MI St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church, Lakeland, MN Valparaiso Mennonite Church, Valparaiso, IN three or more consecutive years of giving

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Psalm 33:11

The Zwemer Society

The Zwemer Society Members of The Zwemer Society affirm and support the work of equipping men and women for ministry by arranging planned gifts to the seminary. Membership is offered to those who inform Western of their gift. An bi-annual dinner is held to update members on happenings at Western. To become a member of The Zwemer Society, call the Advancement Office at 616-392-8555.

Paul & Doris Alderink Dr. Edmund & Ann Piet Anderson Franklin & Anna Armstrong Jack & Jetts Baas Myra Isenga Barkel Thomas & Mary Bartha Gerald & Eleanor Bax Barney & Joyce Beeksma Rev. James W. Benes John & Ruth Beukers Ronald & Jean Beyer James & Wandalou Blaine Robert J. Block & Lavina F. Block Bill & Claire Boersma Max & Connie Boersma Preston & Kathryn Borr Syrene & Marian Boss Vern & Norma Boss Reuben & Laura Brasser Raymond & Ruth Broersma Sherwin & Nancy Broersma Merle & Katherine Brouwer George & Willa Brown Bill & Helen Brownson Donald & Erma Bruggink Elaine & Elton Bruins Johannes & Beth Burrink Rev. Louis & Joyce Buytendorp James & Jean Cook Peter C. & Pat Cook Lawrence & Ruth Custer Steve & JoAnn DeCook The Chester DeGraff Family John & Peggy DeHaan David & Denise DeJonge David & Alverna DeVisser Rev. Ray & Kay DeVries Rev. Dennis J. & Mary Kuiper DeWitt Gary & Joyce DeWitt Marlies & Jack DeWitt Rev. Timothy & Brenda Dieffenbach Dick & Nancy Doeden Robert & Lila Donia Chester & Jacqueline Droog Larry & Patty Dykhuis Rev. & Mrs. Francis Dykstra

Marvin R. Elenbaas & Marian J. Elenbaas Rev. Dr. Kenneth & Barbara Eriks Evert H. & Ardith J. Fikse Matthew & Marcia Floding Dale & Mary Fris and Family Gerald & Louise Gebraad Louis M. & Dorothy A. Goudzwaard Judith D. & John R. Grooters Dr. Philip J. Harmelink Dr. Bill & Judy Harrison Rev. Louis R. Harvey Bill & Delia Haysom Dr. H. Sidney & Ellen Heersma Evelyn Fae Heffron Eugene & Mary J. Heideman Charlotte Heinen Dennis & Lynne Hendricks Don & Mae Hendricks Roger P. & Barbara V. Hendricks Dan Herrick I. John & Etta Hesselink Richard & Linda Heusinkveld Joan B. & Marvin D. Hoff Bob & Sally Hoffman Donald W. & Linda L. Hoffman Jim & Eleanor Hoffman Vernon & Carol Hoffman Rev. Joseph C. & Anna H. Holbrook Rev. Robert & Patricia Honig Lavina C. Hoogeveen Jerry & Arla Hop Alvin & Margaret Hospers Paul E. Hostetter & Dorothy Clark Hostetter Rev. Richard & Marcia Huls Frances E. Huyser Rev. Larry & Joanne Izenbart Donald Jansen Don & Alice Jansma Dave & Arlene Johnson Jim & Ginger Jurries Tom & Erma Keizer The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Wesley Kiel John & Sharon Kleinheksel Roger & Virginia Kleinheksel George & Elsie Kloote

Al Koetje Marion Koets Foster & Mary Kooyers Al & Lillian Kraker Paul & Catherine Kranendonk Lois Kronemeyer Ruth E. Kronemeyer Albert Edgar & Esther Marie Lampen Bob & Ruth Land Michael & Jennifer LeFebre Gene & Virginia Loverink Ron Lugten Susan Mallams David & Beula Maris Cecil and Arlene Martens Clark & Nancy Matthews Dale & Catharina Matthews The Thomas McGrath Family Hendrik & Mary Meyer Mary Emily Mouw Ken & Sara Neevel Dr. James Z. Nettinga Mark & Paul Nieuwsma Nancy & John Norden Russell & Eleanore Norden Eileen & John Nordstrom Andy & Marion Nyboer Jim & Joanne Oudbier Lee & Ann Plas Harvey & Judith Prochnau Dr. & Mrs. Richard Proos Norman & Myra Ratering Rev. Philip A. Rauwerdink Jerry & Elsie Redeker Ruth Rewerts Dr. Herman & Lenora Ridder Robert & Mary Alice Ritsema The Rev. Dr. Ervin G. & Andrea M. Roorda Jay Rotman John H. Sage Robert & Kathleen Schellenberg Robert & Leona Schellenberg, Sr. Wayne & Doris Schipper Mary Kay Schoon Margaret M. Self

C. Edward & Louise V. Smith John & Marian Smith Arnold & Esther Sonneveldt Mr. Nelson Stegeman Henry & Nell Stuit J. Robert & Morrell Swart Marilyn Sweers Robert & Joanne Tazelaar Dr. Henry & Edna Tenpas William & Jilda TeWinkle Steve & Mieneke Thomas Chester J. & Lucille Toren George & Marian (TerBorg) Toren Don & Mary Ann Van’tHof Don & Lileeth VanArk Robert & Anna Ruth VandeBunte Paul & Thelma VandeHoef Jay & Adelle VanDaalen Dr. Allison & Mildred VandenBerg Donald A. & Helen J. Vandenberg Rev. & Mrs. Ken VanderBroek Delbert J. & Gertrude M. VanderHaar Richard & Beverly VanderVoet Nicholas & Doris VanderWeide Albert & Alice VanDyke VanHamersveld Family Vern & Betty VanKley Robert & Mary VanVoorst Robert VanVoorst, Sr. Gordon J. & Bertha Vis VanWyk David & Ellen Vellenga William & Karen VerHulst Rev. Henry & Alberta Vermeer Mildred M. VerMeulen Robert D. & Marjorie A. Visscher Dennis & Betty Voskuil Dorothy Voss & Family Edwin & Eleanor Vrieland Stan & Joanne Vugteveen N. Jan & Carol Wagner Don & Elaine Walchenbach Allan & Virginia Weenink Dale W. Wieghmink C. Bruce & Mary Ann Wierks Shirley Zoet John & Helene Zwyghuizen


Scholarships & Funds Nellie Albers Scholarship Fund Alumni/ae Scholarship Fund Arthur P. and Anne S. Andree Scholarship Fund George C. and Clara Arnold Memorial Fund John J. and Rhea V.H. Arnold Endowed Scholarship Barnabas Fund Lucille Beasley Fund Belstra Family Scholarship Louis H. Jr. and Alberta Benes Scholarship Fund Max and Connie Boersma Family Scholarship Merle and Alyda Boes Scholarship Fund Syrene and Marian Boss Scholarship Fund Bouwens Scholarship Fund Gordon and Carol Boven Fund Ronald and Elizabeth Boven Scholarship Frederick and Marian Buckhout Scholarship Fund Warren and Jeanne Burgess Endowed Scholarship Fund Tom and Nancy Claus Scholarship Collegiate Church Corporation Scholarship James I. Cook Memorial Scholarship Bob and Cindy Dame Scholarship Fund John O. and Aletta De Cook Scholarship Fund Allen and Henrietta DeJonge Memorial Scholarship Fund DenHerder Family Scholarship Deppe Family Endowed Scholarship Fund Lee and Linda De Visser Scholarship Fund Rev. Raymond De Vries Memorial Scholarship Tim and Brenda Dieffenbach Scholarship Fund The Dirkse-Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund David and Audrey Dolfin Fund The Rev. Frederic and Viola Dolfin Memorial Scholarship Steve Driesenga Memorial Scholarship Fund Rev. and Mrs. Oliver Gerrit Droppers Memorial Scholarship Fund The Rev. and Mrs. John D. Dykstra Scholarship Fund Ebenezer Reformed Church Scholarship Dr. Elton M. and Edith Eenigenburg Memorial Scholarship Faith Reformed Church in Zeeland, MI Scholarship Fund Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan Endowed Scholarship Nelson Fisher Scholarship Fleetwood Student Scholarship Fund Gano, Trinity, and United Reformed Churches Scholarship Fund Graduate Certificate in Urban Pastoral Ministry Racial Ethnic Scholarship Gratitude Fund Scholarship John W. Grooters II Memorial Scholarship Fund Hebrew Evangelization Society, Inc. Theological Scholarships Rev. Herman A. and Thyrza Eringa Harmelink Scholarship Dr. Philip J. Harmelink Scholarship Ellen Marie Heersma Memorial Scholarship Fund



Seminary Students

Herman Hoeve Scholarship Donald & Linda and Vernon & Carol Hoffman Scholarship Hoffman Family Scholarship Harvey B. and Iola Hoffman Scholarship Fund Vernon and Carol Hoffman Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities Joe and Kathryn Hoffs Scholarship H. John and Edythe Hoffs Scholarship David S. and Leslie A. Hooker Scholarship Robert L. and Judith S. Hooker Scholarship Henry and Eleanor Hooyer Scholarship Peter and Hildred Hovinga Scholarship Classis of Illinois Scholarship Richard and Marie Jager Scholarship Fund Ella Jungling Scholarship Fund The James and Ginger Jurries Scholarship Fund James P. Kamp Endowed Scholarship Larry and Christine Kieft Family Scholarship Wesley and Nell Kiel Scholarship Fund Kleinheksel Family Scholarship Adrian Klepper Memorial Scholarship George and Elsie Kloote Scholarship Knooihuizen Scholarship Fund The Benjamin and Lucile Lemmen and Oliver and Angeline Kraay Scholarship Fund The Rev. Dr. Frederick (Fritz) Kruithof Scholarship Fund Charles P. and Beatrice M. Kulier Scholarship Fund Lake Erie Classis Scholarship The Sena, Gertrude, and Margaret Lievense Scholarship Fund Jon and Marla Lunderberg Scholarship Fund

Maas Scholarship Fund Mephibosheth Scholarship Fund The Bernard and Marian Meyer Scholarship Betty R. Miller Scholarship Fund Joan Miller Scholarship Fund Linnea Nelson Scholarship Fund Andrew and Marion Nyboer Scholarship Fund Cornelius and Delia Ooms Memorial Scholarship Fund John M. Osterhaven Memorial Scholarship Fund Richard C. Oudersluys Scholarship Peter N. and Winifred Veld Paarlberg Scholarship Margaret McKay and David E. Post Scholarship Jacob J. Prins Memorial Fund Verlyn and Nancy Raak Family Scholarship: Eleanor M. and Marion L. Redeker Memorial Scholarship Ridder Presidential Scholarship Ritsema/Geitner Endowed Scholarship Fund Ralph and Lynnore Robrahn Scholarship Fund Wayne and Doris Schipper Scholarship The Rev. Paul and Evelyn Schmidt Scholarship Elizabeth Anne Schouten Scholarship Darell and Mary Schregardus Scholar足ship Ralph and Cheryl Schregardus Family Scholarship The Nelson E. Slot Memorial Scholarship Paul H. Tanis Scholarship Fund George and Eleanor Teitsma Scholarship Fund Larry and Anne Teitsma Scholarship Fund Anna Mae Tensen Memorial Scholarship Fund Hattie TerFehn Scholarship Third Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa, Scholarship Fund Donald and Lileeth VanArk Scholarship

Scholarships & Funds Library Memorial Funds Lena Kolkman Memorial Fund (for archives) John P. Luidens and G. John Kooiker Memorial Fund (for books) Lewis Scudder Memorial Fund (for books on Middle East study and missions) The Helen L. Sander Memorial Fund (for library resources) Menno and Ida Smith / Frank and Christine Mastenbrook Memorial Fund (for library resources)

Connect Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Jay and Adelle Van Daalen Endowed Scholarship Ada Van Dyke Scholarship Van Hamersveld Scholarship Fund Jacob Van Heest Scholarship Fund John J. and Lucille B. Van Heest Memorial Fund The Rev. and Mrs. J.B.H. Van Lierop, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund James and Erma Van Roekel Scholarship Fund Mr. & Mrs. John G. Van Roekel and Mr. & Mrs. John P. Van Wyk Scholarship Fund Harold VandeBunte Scholarship The Robert Vande Bunte Memorial Pastoral Scholarship Gary and Ardis VandeKamp Scholarship Dr. Allison R. and Mildred VandenBerg Scholarship Vanden Bosch Family Scholarship Dick J. and Ethel Vanden Heuvel Scholarship Fund Sybrand and Ann VanderDussen Scholarship Tom and Virginia Vander Kuy Scholarship Virginia Vander Kuy Scholarship Rev. Henry and Alberta Vermeer Scholarship Fund Victor VerMeulen Memorial Scholarship Lawrence W. and Kathryn Middlebush Ver Sluis Scholarship Wallace and Marion Voskuil Scholarship Robert L. Wade and Lyda H. Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund James and Margaret Wayer Presidential Scholarship Rev. Dr. Jay Weener Memorial Scholarship Fund Allan J. and Virginia R. Weenink Scholarship Fund Nell E. Wichers Scholarship Fund Edward and Vera Wolfert Memorial Fund Woodmar Reformed Church Scholarship Cecil (Bob) and Marion H. Zeinstra Scholarship

The following endowed funds have been estab­lished to pro­vide scholarship assistance to interna­tional students studying at West­ern Theological Semi­nary: Nancy Bedingfield International Scholarship Fund for Master of Theology Students Cornelia Dalenberg Scholarship Fund Jeanette Fieldhouse Scholarship The Piet Family Scholarship Fund John Rose Foreign Scholar­ship Fund Mildred W. Schuppert Endowed Scholarship The Annette Ter Louw Endowed Scholarship Fund Evie Van Dorp Endowed International Student Fund Gordon Van Oostenburg Scholarship Fund for International Students Gordon and Bertha Van Wyk International Student Scholarship Gilbert, Mina and Margaret VanderBroek Scholarship Fund Agnes VanderHart Memorial Scholarship Fund Nellis and Pearl Wagner Over­seas Graduate Student Scholar­ship Jeane W. Walvoord International Scholarship The following scholarships have been established for graduate study: Erwin and Edith Bach Scholarship for Pastoral Care and Counseling Rev. Henry J. Beukema Graduate Scholarship Osterhaven Graduate Scholarship

Other special endowed funds: George Clarence Arnold Fund for Music The Nellie Arnold Bergsma Heidelberg Catechism Lecture Fund Donald J. Bruggink Scholarship for Overseas Study Robert and Martha De Bruyn Internship Fund Mabel Kemper Fund Dr. Stanley Rock Preparation for Ministry Fund The following scholarships are not yet in effect but will be established through estate plans: George D. Boerigter Scholarship (Class of 1966) Henry and Mary Boss Scholarship Vern and Norma Boss Scholarship Rufus and Doris DeHaan Scholarship Fund Dykhuis Family Scholarship The Rev. Al and Margaret Hospers Scholarship Rev. Larry and Joanne Izenbart Scholarship Henry A. and Emily G. Mouw Endowed Scholarship Fund for International Students Robert and Donna (Boeve) Van Voorst Scholarship

A named scholarship at Western Theological Seminary is a great way to both honor friends and supporters of the seminary AND help future ministers get the training, education and ministry formation they need to serve the church effectively. Named scholarships can be created with a minimum investment of $25,000. Contact the Advancement Office for further details.

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