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


Distinguished speakers who are national leaders and recognized authors on executive management topics have been woven into the residential sessions. Each speaker stretched Fellows' thinking and enhanced their abilities. Speakers are selected on the basis that they bring powerfully thought-provoking ideas.

July 2010

H. King McGlaughon

H. King McGlaughon, Jr., JD, MDiv, PhD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer at Wells Fargo and serves as a managing executive for Wachovia Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services, a division of Wells Fargo. He consults with not-for-profit organizations regarding strategic planning, governance, organizational leadership and financial resourcing.  Mr. McGlaughon is an ordained Episcopal priest with doctoral studies in Old Testament scriptures and theology.

January 2010

Anthony Bryan

Anthony Bryan, PhD, DMin is currently Headmaster of Coral Springs Christian Academy (Florida). The Rev. Dr. Bryan has overseen and implemented accreditation and reaccreditation at all school levels. Dr. Bryan's awards and recognitions include an Outstanding Academic Prize from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; a full graduate fellowship in Urban Research, RTS (Jackson, MS); and an Overseas Ministries Study Center Research Grant, funded by the Pew Charitable Trust.

John C. Cissel II

John C. Cissel II is a Managing Member and Partner for Cornerstone Advisory Services, LLC. He has worked for over twenty years in various real estate functions, including management, construction, advisory, facility planning and management, brokerage and development.  A core focus of Cornerstone has focused on advisory work within the real estate industry for nonprofits, schools, churches, and other religious organizations.

Barrett Mosbacker

Barrett Mosbacker, PhD currently serves as Superintendent of Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham (Alabama). As superintendent, Dr. Mosbacker is responsible for all K-12 school operations, curriculum and instructional development, personnel recruitment, supervision/evaluation and training, long-range and strategic planning, school board development, school finance, athletics, technology development, admissions, marketing, and facilities.

July 2009

Perry A. Bresemann

Perry A. Bresemann serves as associate director of schools and national director of technology for Lutheran Schools with Lutheran Church Missouri Synod-School Ministry. He oversees School Ministry's Lutheran School Portal and other aspects of technology related to the national schools office, and has held a number of other leadership positions with regional, state, and national education associations in both Lutheran and secular circles.

Karen Ristau

Karen Ristau, EdD, is president of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), holding an undergraduate degree in english and education from San Jose State University and a master's in educational administration from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Ristau is a frequent lecturer and has served on numerous educational committees and boards. She is published in many scholarly education journals and has been an active member of NCEA throughout her academic career, serving as an author and speaker at national conventions.   

July 2008

Patrick F. Bassett

Patrick F. Bassett became the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in August 2001. NAIS is a voluntary membership organization for more than 1,200 independent (private) schools and associations of schools in the U.S. and abroad. In March 2000, Bassett was honored by The Klingenstein Center of Teachers College (Columbia University) with the Educational Leadership Award. Bassett is the author of numerous book chapters and articles, including several commentary pieces in Education Week.

July 2007

C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard, CEO of the ServiceMaster Corporation from 1983 to 1993 and again in 1999-2000, taught in the Fellows Program in July 2007, focusing on both management and future strategies related to faith-based schools. During his leadership and chairmanship (1990-2002), ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500. In 2004 the University of Notre Dame awarded Mr. Pollard the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics.