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New Alumni Council Members

Dori (Kooistra) Horstman ('90), lives near Inwood, Iowa, where she helps her husband, Rob, with their farming operation and works part-time as a social worker at Hope Haven. The Horstmans, who have two young sons, are active members of the Inwood Christian Reformed Church.

Matthew Bylsma ('98) lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with his wife, Micah (Scott, '98) and their fifteen-month-old daughter, Halle. Matt is a project engineer for a engineering consulting firm and is a deacon in his church. For relaxation the Bylsmas enjoy hiking, camping, and family activities.

Micah Schreurs ('97), practices law in Sheldon. He and his wife, Shannon (De Wit, '97) are the parents of two young children. They are also members of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, where Micah is a deacon.

Jon Kroeze ('92) is a fourth grade teacher at Calvin Christian School in Blaine, Minnesota. Jon and his wife, Laura, are parents of two young sons who occupy their out-of-school hours. Jon provides leadership to the missionary partnership ministry and teaches in the high school program at his church, Faith Christian Reformed in New Brighton.

Faith (Rietveld) Rylaarsdam ('96) lives in Bellflower, California, with her husband, Rick, daughter, Tara, and son, Richard. Faith continues to use her musical gifts as a piano teacher, and serves as organist and choir accompanist at her church. Faith is completing Cara (De Wit) De Haan's term on the council.


Region 1

Helen (De Groot) Bonnema ('69), Orange City, Iowa

Dori (Kooistra) Horstman ('90), Inwood, Iowa

Bryan Kooi ('87), Sioux Center, Iowa

Rodney Lamfers ('95), Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Paul Schelhaas ('70), Edgerton, Minnesota

Michah Schreurs ('97), Sheldon, Iowa

Region 2

Jon Kroeze ('92), Blaine, Minnesota

Rose (Vander Plaats )Van Engen ('77), Spicer, Minnesota

Region 3

Carol (Veldhouse) Ribbens ('72), Pella, Iowa

Andy Schuttinga ('97), Ames, Iowa

Region 4

Teresa (Widenaar) Kredit ('87), Manhattan, Montana

Matthew Bylsma ('98), Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Region 5

Henry Contant ('77), Abbotsford, British Columbia

Karen (Wiersma) Kooistra ('81), Lynden, Washington

Doug Van Andel ('76) Lynden, Washington

Region 6

Clayton Danzeisen ('75), Phoenix, Arizona

Faith (Rietveld) Rylaarsdam ('96), Bellflower, California

Region 7

Chuck Adams ('90), Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Jeff Hall ('76), Muskegon, Michigan

Region 8

Sylvan Gerritsma ('68), St. Catharines, Onatario

Heidi Visscher-Sikkema ('88), Bradenton, Florida

Rhonda (Huizenga) Vogelzang ('76), Jericho, Vermont