- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
- 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
- Commons Annex Lecture Hall
Kristin and Curt Kuiper are a dynamic couple with a wealth of experience in counseling and student ministry. In this talk they will share key ways to foster connection in a relationship - whether a friendship, dating relationship, or marriage - and how to build trust, understanding, and commitment.
With over a decade of experience in clinical social work settings, Kristin Kuiper provides therapy exclusively to individuals and couples in her practice serving the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. A 2001 graduate of Calvin College, she earned a Masters of Social Work from Michigan State University and is certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the world-renown Gottman Institute in Seattle, WA. Kristin has enjoyed staying connected with the Calvin community by serving as a Project Neighborhood house mentor and as an adjunct instructor of social work. She is a regular presenter at workshops on relationship health to church, community, and college-based groups. You can learn more about Kristin at VibrantRelationship.com.
Curt Kuiper is involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures including individual coaching and relationship consulting. As a Gottman Educator, he has a passion for helping couples build strong and vitalized relational connection. A graduate of Dordt College and Calvin Theological Seminary, he has served in a variety of ministry and business leadership positions in the greater Grand Rapids area for the past 15 years. Curt’s heart for college students has been evidenced in his involvement as a house mentor in Calvin’s Project Neighborhood program and in his work as area director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Curt and Kristin have been married for 17 years. They enjoy time sitting around the campfire with their three children, running, cycling, and hiking with each other, and frequenting local restaurants with their friends.