Alumni Profile • Ken DeKleine '87

January 17, 2008

Given the tragic death of Lori Meulman DeKleine '86, we grieve with the children and the extended family during this difficult time. We pray for God's amazing grace to be fully evident and for the compassion of Jesus to comfort, to bless and to eventually bring His peace.

As a Calvin community, we are also humbly reminded of human brokenness and urge all to become more aware of the issues involved in abuse and domestic violence. As of this writing, Ken DeKleine '87 has been arraigned on a charge of open murder.

The Christian Reformed Church has instituted a ministry of abuse prevention that has many resources available to individuals, churches, schools and communities. A summary of these materials, and information on how to reach the ministry's director, Beth Swagman '77, can be found at