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Dr. William Spoelhof, 1909 – 2008

We Remember

Dr. William SpoelhofDr. William Spoelhof, a faithful member of the Calvin College community for eight decades, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 1:45 a.m. on December 3, 2008.

Spoelhof was president of Calvin from 1951 to 1976, but his association with the college first began in the fall of 1927 when he journeyed from his hometown of Paterson, N.J., to begin his studies at Calvin.

A memorial service was held Monday, December 8, 2008. A full-length video and program are available for viewing.

We Gather as a Community

The final service in Calvin's Wednesday "Chapel from the Word" series on the Lord's Prayer was led by Rev. Mary Hulst, professor of preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. She concluded the series with an Advent message on the last word of the Lord's Prayer, "Amen." Download "Amen" by Rev. Mary Hulst (.mp3, 6.5 Mb)