Ken Van Dellen

About Me: 

Grew up in Ellsworth, Michigan. Son of Dr. Jerrian and Mrs. Anna (Terpstra) Van Dellen. Married to the former Pearl Kiel.

B.A. Calvin College, biology major (before Calvin had a geology department); M.S. Michigan State University, invertebrate zoology w/ botany cognate; M.S. University of Michigan, geology (following PhD candidacy and abandoning research for medical, financial, and family reasons).

Teacher: SW Minnesota Christian HS, Edgerton, Minnesota - biology and chemistry; Fitzgerald Jr-Sr HS, Warren, Michigan - general science, biology, earth science; Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan - geology, environmental science.

In retirement: formerly a counselor in crisis center, currently team leader in English as Second Language at Arab American Friendship Center (a Christian organization); also spent a wonderful semester as volunteer visiting lecturer at Daystar University in Nairobi and Athi River, Kenya, where I thought God had sent me only to teach biology and environmental science, but other opportunities for service kept surfacing.

We established a scholarship in geology at Calvin College and, soon after, aware of the two means by which we know God (Belgic Confession Art. 2), we established another at Calvin Seminary.

Fellow, American Scientific Affiliation (Christian scientists); member, Affiliation of Christian Geologists; member, Geological Society of America.


Exploring all aspects of God's creation.



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