Upcoming Speakers

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt College to discuss with the campus and broader community ideas that will stretch our imaginations, grow our understanding, and help us re-form our world in God-honoring ways.

First Mondays presentations are livestreamed on the First Mondays Livestream channel. The morning presentation is held at 11 a.m. and the evening presentation is held at 7:30 p.m.

September 5

Dr. Channon Visscher joined the Dordt College faculty in 2013 and teaches classes in general chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, astronomy, and the planetary sciences. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Dordt College and Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis and served as a postdoctoral fellow with the Lunar & Planetary Institute and with the Southwest Research Institute. He currently holds a joint appointment as a research scientist with the Space Science Institute.

October 3

Dr. Chuck DeGroat has enjoyed a fluid combination of pastoral work, clinical counseling, and teaching over the past 16 years. He founded City Church Counseling Center (San Francisco) and co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, a seminary and church planter training center. He is an associate professor at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan, and has authored three books: Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided SelfLeaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places and Toughest People to Love.

November 7

Rev. John Paul (JP) Sundararajan serves as the India-Asia director for Audio Scripture Ministries, which works with national organizations around the world to produce and distribute audio recordings of God's Word in a variety of languages. JP travels in and around India and other parts of Asia, helping local organizations with audio Scriptures. He also spends time in North America, promoting Audio Scriptures' work and building bridges between the cultures. JP is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor and missionary for the Reformed Church in America. 

More information for 2017 guests will be coming soon.