Advancement Staff

Ken Capisciolto

Vice President for College Advancement
M.B.A., Grand Valley State University
B.A., Business, Hope College
(616) 988-3676

Prior to Kuyper College, Ken served in executive-management positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. In his position Ken is responsible for all areas of advancement at the college, including all fund development programs, donor relations, marketing and public relations programs. Ken and his wife Kay have three children - Nick, Mindy and Emily. 


Lisa Rusticus

Manager of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
B.S., Youth Ministry/Bible and Theology, Kuyper College
(616) 988-3653

Lisa graduated from Kuyper in 2008, since then she has served in a variety of roles including youth ministry, sales and non-profit administrative work.  She provides management for the annual fund as well as working with alumni relations at the college.  When away from work Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and two children, Hayden and Landon.  She also enjoys camping, playing sports and spending time with friends and family.


   Peter E. DeBoer

   Senior Advancement Representative
   M.A., Grand Valley State University
   B.A., History/Psychology, Calvin College
   (616) 988-3662

  Before coming to work at Kuyper College, Pete worked a variety of non-profit organizations including Christian Reformed Home Missions, Rehoboth Christian School, The Nature Conservancy and the West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition. Away from work, you will most likely find Pete riding a bicycle or cross country skiing in the beautiful woods of West Michigan. 



   Katy Jorritsma

   Administrative Assistant for College Advancement 
   B.A., Business Leadership/Bible and Theology, Kuyper College
   (616) 988-3702

  Katy started in her role at the Advancement office two months after she graduated from    Kuyper in the spring of 2018. She was one of the first students to graduate from Kuyper with a Business Leadership degree, and she spent the rest of her credit hours earning a TESOL certificate. Katy is the first face you see when you walk into Advancement, and her work involves a variety of data-entry tasks and office support for the other Advancement employees. In her free time she enjoys playing board games, thrift-shopping, and finding new ways to organize things.