Dordt College News

Dean of Chapel appointed at Dordt College

February 7, 2006

Rev. Rod Gorter has accepted the position of Dean of Chapel at Dordt College, where he will begin working at the start of the 2006-2007 school year. Gorter

Rev. Gorter and his family are currently in Ukraine, where he has been working with International Theological Educational Ministries, Inc. (ITEM) for more than seven years. During that time Rev. Gorter has served as a dean of students and on the faculty at the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine, teaching theology. He has also been involved in church and leadership development through the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ukraine.

Prior to his time in Ukraine, Rev. Gorter was a pastor at Worthington Christian Reformed Church (five years) and Transcona Christian Reformed Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (four years). He also served a year as a part-time youth ministry pastor at the Borculo Christian Reformed Church in Michigan; interned as assistant pastor at Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church in South Holland, Ill.; and was a summer intern at the Lucknow Christian Reformed Church in Ontario, Canada.

Rev. Gorter is an alumnus of Dordt College, where he earned a B.A. in psychology. He continued his studies to receive an M.A. in Religion and M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Calvin Theological Seminary.

Rev. Gorter and his wife, Lydia, have four sons: Nathan (age 17), Michael (16), Matthew (13), and Daniel (11). Rev. Gorter will complete his responsibilities in Ukraine early this summer and will assume the role of Dean of Chapel at Dordt College in early August.

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