• Friday, September 27, 2019
  • 10:30 AM–11:20 AM
  • DeVos Communication Center 170

The Henry Institute Series on Public and Non-Profit Leadership presents: Ryan VerWys, President and CEO, Inner City Christian Federation. Mr. VerWys will share his own professional journey about how he became involved with Public and Non-Profit entities. All are welcome to attend.

Careers in government service and the non-profit sector require specific leadership, theoretical, and technical skills which are critical to successful operations and implementing sound public policy. This series hosts individuals who have chosen a career in public and non-profit leadership as they consider the challenges and rewards of their work. This week's guest is Ryan VerWys.

VerWys graduated from Calvin College in 2000 with a BS in Social Work. Prior to his time at Calvin he attended and evangelist training program as well as DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. VerWys has worked with several Christian organizations such as Kingdom Causes Bellflower, Our Place Housing Solutions, Little House Inc., and Christian Reformed Home Missions. Now, he is the CEO of Inner City Christian Federation.

ICCF is a nonprofit housing corporation whose leadership is motivated by, and programs shaped by, its belief that all people deserve safe, clean, affordable housing. God has called us to seek justice in our community in response to the saving love of Jesus Christ, that others may see His love in action. For more information on ICCF, click here.

All of the Henry Institute Series on Public and Non-Profit Leadership sessions are in DC170, from 10:30-11:20 am.This series is presented in conjunction with Political Science 209, Public and Non-Profit Administration. 

The future speakers and dates in the series are:

Friday, October 4, 2019; Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 9, 2019; Jill Stolzfus, Executive Director, Association for a More Just Society

Friday, October 18, 2019; Crissa Blankenburg, Offender Success, Michigan Department of Corrections

Monday, October 21, 2019; JR DeGroot, Vice President of Operations and Finance of Crossroads Prison Ministries

Friday, November 1, 2019; Pam Hoekwater, Executive Director, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Friday, November 8, 2019; William Byl, Kent County Drain Commissioner (retired)

Friday, November 15, 2019;  Ron Gorman, Interim Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Friday, November 22, 2019; Michelle Van Dyke; President and CEO of Heart of West Michigan United Way