Building Community for a Lifetime

Alumni Relations Committee

About the Alumni Relations Committee

The Alumni Relations Committee serves as an advisory group to the Advancement & Alumni Relations Office. The committee consists of twelve members who serve yearlong terms and meet on a quarterly basis. Their responsibilities include:

  • Generating new ideas for alumni events, services, and communications
  • Providing feedback to staff on ongoing efforts
  • Serving as ambassadors and engaging Kuyper alumni with engagement opportunities

Membership Expectations

The Kuyper College Alumni Relations Committee bridges the gap between Kuyper staff members and alumni. Committee members are expected to fulfill the following:

Membership Terms

  • New members serve yearlong terms for up to three years
  • Regular meetings take place virtually on a quarterly
  • The annual meeting takes place in-person and sets the annual meeting & event schedule
  • Sub-committee meetings for select events and projects take place as needed

Participation & Responsibilities

  • Attend committee meetings
  • Engage Kuyper alumni with key events and fundraising campaigns
  • Review and update the Alumni Relations Office’s strategic plan on an annual basis
  • Assist Alumni Relations Office with generating project ideas & communications content

Join the Alumni Relations Committee

Openings for the 2024-2025 term are available. If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Relations Committee, please complete the form below.


Contact the Alumni Relations Committee

Nathan Slauer, Manager of the Annual Fund & Alumni Relations, oversees alumni relations at Kuyper College. Please contact Nathan with any feedback, ideas, or questions you may have for the Alumni Relations Committee.

Meet the 2024 Alumni Relations Committee Members

Curt Essenburg

Dean of Students and Work

Ann Essenburg

Assistant Director of Admissions

Nathan Slauer

Manager of the Annual Fund & Alumni Relations

Katy Jorritsma

Administrative Assistant for College Advancement

Kelli Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education

Karla Velis-Brito

Director of SpringGR

Keith Williams

Director of Youth with a Mission

Kristeen VanderWall

Owner at Kristeen Vanderwall Designs

Naomi Sponable

Principal of Ellsworth Community School

Daniel Przybylski

Spiritual Care Chaplain at U of M Health-West & The Care Team Hospice

Derek Sterenberg

Director Of Operations at Bridge Street Ministries

Tyler Cook

Human Resources Operations Specialist at Fortis Life Sciences

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.


You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.


We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.


Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.