Youth Ministry Lunch 'N Learn

Date: February 23, 2017

Time: 12:15pm

Location: Kuyper College's West Dining Hall

Complimentary Youth Ministry Lunch ‘n Learn

Gather to Nourish Yourself and Your Ministry!

A leading ministry-focused Christian leadership school, Kuyper is a place for those who truly want to make a difference. We are pleased to again host this great Youth Ministry-focused series which will feature hand-picked leaders in the field. 

Please Join us on Thursday, February 23rd when we will host Steve Biondo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Family Christian Stores, Inc.  With over 28 years of experience, Steve is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and serves as executive sponsor of Family Christian Stores’ many orphan, widow and ministry initiatives in the U.S. and across the world.  He is accountable for all aspects of leadership in HR, including organizational development, training, recruitment and communications for over 4,200 employees operating 310 stores in 38 states.  In addition to guiding a team of 14 HR professionals, Steve oversees Customer Service for the organization.  More importantly he heads up The James Fund serving orphanages world-wide and is actively involved with a rescue mission devoted to saving young girls caught-up in human trafficking.

Previously, Steve led organizational development, strategic planning and HR both domestically and internationally for the global Logistics Division of Gap, Inc.  He also devoted almost 17 years to supporting the growth goals of Spartan Stores as Vice President of Human Resources.  Steve’s expertise and emphasis in strategic planning and governance in diverse environments combine with unique interpersonal skills to make him a remarkable leader by all definition.  It has been said that Steve is “one of those rare individuals that one can say is the soul of the team” and that “his upbeat energy and clear vision literally transform the environment in an extremely positive and productive way”.

Steve holds an M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and earned his Master’s in Education Administration from Cornerstone University.  He also holds the certification of Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR). 

Join us on Thursday the 23rd when Steve will share with us how he has used his talents and passion to serve the kingdom of God.

Lunch will be served at 12:15pm in our West Dining Hall - compliments of Kuyper’s Enrollment Office. The program will begin at 12:50pm. Please RSVP to the Lunch ‘n Learn 3 days before the event: Contact Brian Telzerow at 616.988.3704 or

Save the dates for upcoming events: March 23rd, April 13th.

We look forward to seeing you!