Calvin College Van Lunen Center

The Van Lunen Center
Raybrook Office Suite 201
Calvin College
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: (616) 526-8300
Fax: (616) 526-8302

Fellows Classroom


Welcome to the Van Lunen Center


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Board of the Van Lunen Center is pleased to announce that Yvonne Ferwerda has been named the director of the Center effective July 1, 2017. She will succeed Jim Marsh who is retiring on August 31, 2017, having served four years as the Centerís half-time director. Yvonne will serve as full-time director of the Van Lunen Center.

Along with Shirley Roels, founding director of the Van Lunen Center, Yvonne welcomed the first cohort of Van Lunen Fellows in summer 2007. For the past decade, she has served on the Centerís staff, most recently as program manager. She has a masterís degree in Educational Leadership from Calvin College.

As a founding faculty member, Jim has been integral to the Van Lunen Centerís program. In conjunction with his, now emeritus, position at Westminster Academy in St. Louis, he has guided many Van Lunen Fellows in their careers. They have all benefitted from his leadership experiences and his dedication to the advancement of Christian education. Gratefully, Jim will maintain his ties with the Van Lunen Center as he serves as a mentor to Yvonne and continues his long-term relationships with Fellows and alumni.

October 3, 2017, will be the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Van Lunen Center. We would love to share with you the great news of how God is blessing heads of schools through the Van Lunen Fellows Program. Scroll through the navigagion bars to your left to find out more, or contact us by phone or email.