Who we are

Calvin College Parent Council 2016–2017

Front row: Rick Spykman, Rhonda Spykman, Lisa Lensing, Sue Toering, Susan Matthew, Linda Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Jim Valk, Shawna Reidy, Gabriella de la Vega, Michelle Machiele, Paul Machiele

Back row: Dale Brink, Janet Brink, Dale Lesing, Mark Schott, Debra Schott, Shelley Evenhouse, Trayce Brooks, Abbey Waterman, Tom Reidy, Ross Leisman, Joe Matthews

Not pictured: Clarence Matthew

2016–2017 Members

What we do

The Calvin Parent Council is a representative group of Calvin parents who meet on campus twice annually, foster constructive dialogue between the college and parents, serve as ambassadors for the college, and faithfully support Calvin's mission.

The Parent Council, an initiative of Calvin’s parent relations program, serves as a key leadership board to engage Calvin parents in constructive dialogue and activity.

Parent Council members are asked to serve an initial term of two years, with the option of serving additional years as long as they have a student at Calvin. Parents may serve individually or are invited to serve jointly on the council with a spouse. The membership includes parents or stepparents of students from each graduating class, and it is intended that the membership of the Parent Council reflect the demographics of the Calvin student body.

Parent Council meetings are held on campus in conjunction with two parent/family events: Family Weekend (October) and Siblings Weekend (February).