In the Spotlight

New Student Spotlight: Boram Kwon

The Kerux: So Boram, you are a new student here at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) who started in Spring 2013 semester.  How did you hear about CTS and what made you choose it?

Boram: My husband was already studying at CTS and many people encouraged me to study here.

The Kerux: What program are you in, here at CTS, and what is your area of concentration?

Boram: I’m in MA program for pastoral care.

The Kerux: What is the one thing that is different here (CTS, Grand Rapids, etc.) than where you are from, originally?

Boram: Natural environment is awesome, comparing to Seoul, Korea where I’m from. (ex: a firefly, raccoon, mole, rabbit and skunk that I found near my house!!)

The Kerux: Tell us something about yourself that we would not know, just by looking at you.

Boram: I’m still struggling to cook quickly in the busy life, and please let me know your tip of cooking quickly but deliciously! It would be a big help to my family.

 

Staff Spotlight: James (Jim) Lakin

Jim Lakin has worked at Calvin Seminary, since April 27, 2008. Jim has 30 plus years of building experience, with more than 20 of those years in management: he is responsible for all the buildings and grounds that Calvin Seminary owns, as well as manages/oversees about 30 students workers; twenty of which are working during the summer getting apartments ready for fall.

Jim and his wife Dawn have been married for 38 years and have 2 children, Jake, 30, who has been in the Coast Guard for the last 11 years, and presently stationed in Traverse City, MI,  Amy 26 graduated from Cornerstone University in 2008 with a B.A. in Social Work and went on to get her masters degree through Fordham College in New York City. Amy is presently a social worker in Middletown, CT.

Jim and Dawn are active in Ada Bible Church.

Jim loves the outdoors: camping, fishing, hunting hiking; reading and studying the Bible, working with his hands and throwing a ball to his 80 lb. Border Collie, “Sam”. Jim and Dawn love to travel and see new parts of the United States and the world.