Read stories about former Jubilee Fellows and vocation
Living the Question
Dean Kladder '04
The word vocation gets thrown around a lot at Calvin College. Dean Kladder remembers former Chaplain Dale Cooper unpacking that phrase one day.
The Fear Factor
Anna Hunsberger Bogertman '04
Anna Hunsberger Bogertman did not anticipate becoming a pastor when she transferred to Calvin College at the start of her third year. Coming to Calvin from James Madison University, she anticipated digging into her major as a social worker from a Christian perspective.
Unexpected Christian Passions
Deborah Lemmen '07
Expectations abound as students begin their first year of college. Students anticipate making new friends, learning new subjects, and perhaps even deciding a major course of study.
Obedience in the Moment
Matt Ackerman '05
“You’re going to be a minister someday.” 2005 Calvin College alum Matt Ackerman heard this comment numerous times as an adolescent, and even more as he prepared to leave his hometown of Kennewick, Washington for Calvin College in 2001.
Living Outside the Box
Nathan Brink '05
Each student comes to Calvin College with a unique story shaped by a particular context. Growing up in Los Angeles as a child of a Christian Reformed pastor, Nathan Brink was shaped by a multi-cultural school life and predominantly European-American church life.