The Voice: Winter 2003

The Voice

Meet the Alumni Council New Members

Cara (De Wit) De Haan (’99) is in her fourth year of teaching fourth grade at Ontario Christian School in Ontario, California. She expects to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction this winter from California State University, San Bernardino. Cara and Erik anticipate the birth of their first child in April.

Jeff Hall (’76), lives in Muskegon, Michigan, where he is the band director at Muskegon Christian School. Jeff and Gail (Schonewill, ’75) have two children. The Halls are members of Bethany Christian Reformed Church, where Jeff is an elder.

Bryan Kooi graduated from Dordt College in 1987 and worked as an admissions counselor here for seven years before moving to the corporate world. Bryan works in the Human Resources office at MED-TEC in Orange City, Iowa. He is married to Natasha (Elgersma ’96). They have a son, Carter.

Rodney Lamfers (’95) lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Kerry (Bolkema ’95) and their two daughters. He is a CPA and partner in a local accounting firm and also works in software development. He says he’s honored to serve on the Alumni Council and looks forward to getting back to the Dordt College community regularly.

Heidi Visscher-Sikkema graduated from Dordt College in 1988 and moved to Florida. After working in real estate management for ten years, Heidi now enjoys being a stay-at-home wife to her husband, Brian, and mom to their children, Duncan (4) and Baily (2). Heidi says she looks forward to coming back to Dordt College and serving on the Alumni Council (but does she remember what Iowa weather is like in February?).

Alumni Council Members

Region 1
Helen (De Groot) Bonnema (’69), Orange City, IA
Bryan Kooi (’87), Sioux Center, IA
Rodney Lamfers (’95), Sioux Falls, SD
Nancy (De Wit) Meendering (’92), Sioux Center, IA
Paul Schelhaas (’70), Edgerton, MN
Dayton Vogel (’81), Rock Valley, IA

Region 2
Rose (Vander Plaats) Van Engen (’77), Spicer, MN
Becky (Van De Griend) Graves (’99), Willmar, MN

Region 3
Carol (Veldhouse) Ribbens (’72), Pella, IA
Andy Schuttinga (’97), Ames, IA

Region 4
Teresa (Weidenaar) Kredit (’87), Manhattan, MT
Dave De Ridder (’71), Denver, CO

Region 5
Henry Contant (’77), Abbotsford, BC
Karen (Wiersma) Kooistra (‘81), Lynden, WA
Doug Van Andel (’76), Lynden, WA

Region 6
Clayton Danzeisen (’75), Phoenix, AZ
Cara (De Wit) De Haan (’99), Ontario, CA

Region 7
Chuck Adams (’90), Sheboygan, WI
Jeff Hall (’76), Muskegon, MI

Region 8
Sylvan Gerritsma (’68), St. Catharines, ON
Heidi Visscher-Sikkema (’88), Bradenton, FL
Rhonda (Huizenga) Vogelzang (’76), Jericho, VT