Board of Trustees

“In summary, to be a trustee means to be responsible and accountable for Calvin Theological Seminary. This trust requires people of conviction, dedication, vision, and selfless service.”

—Calvin Theological Seminary Board of Trustees Handbook

How the Board of Trustees Operates

The Board of Trustees of Calvin Theological Seminary is comprised of 16 regional representatives from the Christian Reformed Church in North America and three at-large representatives. Normally the board meets twice on campus during October and May as well as a February teleconference meeting within each academic year.

Calvin Seminary’s Board of Trustees meets three times each year to make governing decisions about the institution.



Rev. Curt Walters


Ms. Heather Garretson

Vice Chair

Mr. Keith Oosthoek

Regional Members

Region 1

Classes British Columbia North-West and British Columbia South-East

Mr. Victor Chen

Region 3

Classes Eastern Canada, Quinte, and Toronto

Rev. Daniel Brown

Region 5

Classes Columbia, Pacific Northwest, and Yellowstone

Pastor Sergio Castillo

Region 7

Classes Rocky Mountain, Red Mesa and Arizona

Ms. Theresa Rottschafer

Region 9

Classes Illiana, Chicago South, Northern Illinois, and Wisconsin

Mr. Paul Boersma

Region 11

Classes Grand Rapids East, Grand Rapids North, Grand Rapids South, Grandville, Lake Erie, and Thornapple Valley

Mr. David Morren

Rev. Curt Walters

Region 2

Classes Alberta North, Alberta South/Saskatchewan and Lake Superior – Canadian congregations

Mr. Frank Zee

Region 4

Classes Chatham, Hamilton, Huron, and Niagara

Rev. Allen Kleine Deters

Mr. Keith Oosthoek

Region 6

Classes Central California, Great Los Angeles, California South and Pacific Hanmi

Rev. Scott Elgersma

Region 8

Classes Heartland, Iakota, Lake Superior – U.S. Congregations, Minnkota, Northcentral Iowa, and Pella

Rev. Robert Drenten

Dr. Charles Veenstra

Region 10

Classes Georgetown, Holland, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Northern Michigan, and Zeeland

Rev. Marc Nelesen

Dr. Susan Strikwerda

Region 12

Classes Atlantic Northeast, Hackensack, Hudson, and Southeast U.S.

Mr. Henry Lane

Trustees at Large

Ms. Heather Garretson

Mr. Hessel Kielstra

Dr. Yudha Thianto