Unity’s Trustees & Foundation Trustees

Unity's Trustees

Unity’s Trustees are charged with the task of ensuring that the educational, operational, and spiritual processes and goals established in the written constitution are being followed and met. Trustees are appointed in accordance with needed skillsets and are confirmed by the Unity Christian School association members at the annual association meeting. 

NameTitleTerm NumberTerm Ends
Teresa KooyerMember-At-Large1st2026
Brad DeKockPresident2nd2025
John DiceTreasurer2nd2026
Julie LentersSecretary2nd2024
Thea GabrielseVice-Gerent2nd2024
Ed DeYoungMember-At-Large1st2025
Jon LanningVice President1st2024
Jerry DeGrootPrincipal/CEO

Foundation Trustees

Unity’s Education Foundation, a means to help provide quality and affordable faith-infused secondary education, will promote Unity Christian High School in the community and will provide long-range financial support.

To achieve our goal, the Foundation must grow; and to grow, it needs your gifts. Your contribution to the Foundation will continue to give for generations to come. From the earnings of the fund, 5% is gifted to the school annually. A larger Foundation principle means a larger grant or gift to Unity Christian.

For more information on ways to support the Foundation, please contact Troy Billin, Director of Development, at our Development Office via phone: (616) 662-4011 or via email.

Jim KrolPresident
Mike SmithVice President
Brad VanManenSecretary
Ken KoppenolExecutive Secretary
Jim MeyerTrustee
John DiceEx Officio Trustee (BOD Treasurer)
Jerry DeGrootEx Officio Trustee (Principal)
James BruursemaTreasurer
Troy BillinDirector of Development