Youth Unlimited is pleased to announce that Rick Zomer has been selected as their next Executive Director. Rick comes to Youth Unlimited from the RCA where he served as the Director of Next Generation Engagement, and before that he served in several leadership roles at Calvin College over a period of 15+ years.
Here are some words from Rick:
I was born and raised in southern Ontario where I attended 1st CRC of Kitchener. I graduated from Calvin College with a degree in economics and have worked at four different Christian Colleges in a number of different roles. In addition, I’ve earned a master’s degree in higher education and a PhD in educational leadership. For the past two years, I’ve served as the director of next generation engagement for the Reformed Church in America. This role has allowed me to work with individual churches, classes, and denominational leadership in an effort to encourage congregations to become intergenerational communities where young people’s faith is formed and their gifts are utilized. My wife Michelle and I have been married for 25 years and we attend 5th Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
I’m excited to begin working with Youth Unlimited because of their long history of equipping the local church in the faith formation of young people and emerging adults. I believe that the SERVE program helps young people deepen their faith while working within the context of the local church and I am eager to contribute to that mission. In addition, I look forward to working with the staff of Youth Unlimited to explore additional ways we can equip the local church in the process of helping young people grow and deepen their faith in Jesus Christ.
If you’d like to reach out and welcome him, Rick’s new email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a comment below.