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Henry Heinen ’72 is serving his second term on the Sun Country Child and Family Service Authority Board in Alberta, Canada. He as also serves as chairman of the Prairie Association of Christian Schools and writes a bi-weekly column for the local county paper. He and his wife, Linda, have been foster parents for 19 years during which time they have parented 50 children. They currently are parenting three Aboriginal children who suffer from Fetal Alcohol Affect.

Mark J. TenBroek ‘77 has been promoted to vice president at CDM, a global consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm. He is currently the project manager for a footing drain disconnection construction management project for the city of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Eloise Lubbinge Mackus ’72 of Akron, Ohio, has been named president of Bella Stile LLC. Bella Stile imports and sells antique Art Nouveau and Art Deco tiles that are reclaimed from houses and chateaus throughout northern Europe. Her husband, Boyd Mackus ’68, owns Mackus Company which deals in medieval and renaissance illuminated manuscripts and early 20th century works on paper. The Mackuses will be relocating to Florida.

Janet Scherphorn Luxa ’70 is in her 25th year of directing her church choir. She is beginning her third year of directing the church’s new puppet ministry, “The Reflections of Christ Puppeteers.” She is also starting a Sunday morning program for 2 year olds.

After 25 years in Seattle, Stephen Sieberson ’70 relocated his law practice to Eugene, Ore., where he will also teach international business law at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Bill Hop ’72 of Hudsonville, Mich, and his wife, Muriel, are expecting their fourth and fifth grandchildren (twins!) this fall. They have already been blessed with three grandchildren.

After 22 years at Timothy Christian Schools, Jacob Lanenga ’72 is a Director at Oak Park River Forest High School in Illinois.

Jean Zoet ’71 is leaving her position as principal of Three Points Christian Elementary School in Medina, Wash., to become an administrator at Mount Vernon Christian School in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Thomas Brouwer ex’71 recently left Operation Mobilization serving as a photographer on the ship MV Doulos. He married Ming Bee in January of 2002 after having worked together on Doulos. She was the graphic designer on the ship.

Richard Sieger ex’71 of Holland, Mich., serves on the advisory board of directors for Huntington National Bank, Northwest Region. He is also chairman of the American Seed Trade Association (Vegetable and Flower Division), an instrument rated pilot and proud grandfather to Hudson Richard Siegers.

Paul Uzel ’71 recently was called to a new pastorate in Greene, Iowa, in a pilot program to expedite the call process for pastors and churches in the Presbytery of North Central Iowa.

On a recent trip to Australia, Martin Rustenburg '74 and his wife were granted an audience with the ambassador from the Netherlands, His Excellence, Dr. H.H.Sondaal. Martin, a board member of the Dutch International Society (DIS), was researching material for a series of articles he plans to write about the immigration experience from the Netherlands to Australia. As a gift from the DIS, he presented the
Ambassador with prints of Chris Stoffel Overvoorde’s paintings of the Dutch contributions to the United States over its history—from the explorers to the astronauts. He also presented a letter of greeting from President Gaylen Byker, along with some gifts from the Calvin Alumni Association.

Eric J. Van Vugt ‘73 of Brookfield, Wis, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership in the college cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province, and there are currently only 5,200 members in the United States and Canada. The college strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Eric is a partner of the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP.

“Trinity and Liturgical Renewal,” an essay by Daniel Meeter ’76, has been published in a new book by Evangel Press. The book is entitled The Trinity: An Essential For Faith in Our Time and is edited by Andrew Stirling.

Dawn Evers Shoemaker ex’78 graduated in April with her master’s degree in nursing (MSN) with a focus in education. After working for 17 years at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids as a registered nurse, Dawn is currently a stay-at-home mom for her two children, Joshua and Joycelle.

Timothy Huizenga ‘75 was recently honored for his pro-bono legal work by the Chicago chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Northern District of Illinois. He accepted the award “on behalf of all the attorneys, paralegals, intake specialists, administrators and everyone else at the Legal Assistance Foundation who work every day to give content to the vision of having equal access to justice.” A 1979 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Huizenga and his wife, Annette, live in Chicago where Annette is pursuing a doctorate in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

         
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