Unity Christian High School’s Development Office is our hub for alumni information and resources.
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Phone: (616) 662-4011
Fax: (616) 662-4006
Address: 4542 48th Ave #1, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Is your class planning a reunion event in 2021? Please contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 6l6.662.4011, to publish this information in the next issue of the Tidings. (Class Officers/Reunion Planners: Class lists are available from the Development Office by request.)
Missions are important to Unity Christian as it is a goal of ours for our students to go out and serve the world once they are done at Unity. We like to keep track of where our Alumni in Missions are around the world. If you know of someone who is serving in Missions you can send their name, organization, and location of their Mission to our office.
UPDATES: Please remember to keep in prayer all our alumni listed below. Also, remember those whose names cannot be published here as they are serving in countries where sharing their work would put them and other missionaries in danger, as well as those to whom they are ministering. We give thanks for ALL who have answered the Lord’s call to “Go and spread the Gospel to all nations…!”
Joshua Bode (’95) – Omán, UAE (RCA pastor); Jeff and Melissa (DeJonge ’93) Bos – Omán, UAE; Patti (Steenwyk ’88) Brander – Mission India/Grandville MI; Kristin Bremer (’17) – Mexico (YWAM); Ben and Kari (Vriesman ’09) David – Uganda, Africa; Ray (’93) and Angie De Lange – Vancouver, BC, Canada; David and Jillian (Honderd ’09) Draayer – Zambia, Africa; Abby (Deters ’12) and Ronald Nowicki, Jr. – Glen Arbor, Michigan (Grand Traverse Young Life); Barry Dykstra (’10) – Byron Center, Michigan (Youth for Christ, BCHS); Ryan Elders (’05) – Eastern Ottawa County, Michigan (Young Life Ministry); Kyle (’01) and Heather Glashower – Coral Springs, Florida (One Hope); Merissa Harkema (’09) – India (Sarah’s Covenant Homes); John (’74) and Ruth (VanZalen ’74) Hoekwater – Chicago, Illinois; Carrie Kennedy (’03) – Nicaragua (Young Life Ministry); Thomas (’99) and Tera Krol – Karen, Kenya; Edgar and Jamie (Ponstein ‘05) Martinez – Minneapolis, Minnesota (YWAM); Gary Miedema (’71) – Robertson, South Africa; Matthew (’07) and Rachel Schmitt – Bloomington, Minnesota; Mandy (Beute ’97) and Josh Shaarda – Obule, Uganda; Angie (Beute ’95) and Tim Sliedrecht – Soroti, Uganda; Scott (’81) and Mary Ann Stroven – Orlando, Florida (Student Ministry of Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ); Brenda Vander Schuur (’78) – Guinea (Resonate Global Mission); John (’88) and Kazumi Van Farowe – Japan; Tim and Kari (VanOverloop ’79) Willoughby- Uruguay South America; Noah and Maria (Postema ’98) Ward – Thailand (OMF International); and Nathan (’87) and Brenda Yonker – Haiti.
If you know of other UC Alumni serving in missions, please send their names and information about their ministries to email@example.com, or call 616.662.4011.
If you, or your son or daughter (who is also a Unity Alum), are currently serving in the Military and would like acknowledgement of your/their contribution to the protection of our country, please send their name, branch of service, and other information to the development office.
Austin Dornbush (Class of 2011) has completed his military service. We praise God for his safe-keeping and thank him for his service to our country. Parker Elenbaas (Class of 2014) who graduated from US Marine Corps bootcamp in May 2020, is currently stationed in Missouri at Fort Leonard Wood, where he is in Military Police (MP) training.
Please remember to keep Parker in your prayers, and all the young men and women listed below—along with their families as well:
Class of 1987: Chad Geers; Jeff Rozema
Class of 1994: Eric Alan Brew
Class of 1996: Jeremy Molendyk
Class of 1998: Allen Broene; Joon Kee Lee (Patrick Crans)
Class of 1999: Derk Nyenhuis; Ron Thenn
Class of 2000: Steve Bloem; Rick Martinus; Clayton Poortenga
Class of 2001: Seth Allen; Darin Elgersma; Drew VerHage
Class of 2002: Bryan Flietstra
Class of 2003: Adam Bosma; Jeff Dekkinga; Katy Driesenga; Justin Oosterbaan (Air Guard);
Brian Tucker; Eric VanBeek
Class of 2004: Kody Fennema; Justin Hatchner
Class of 2005: Brett Jackson; Chris Kitler; Andrew Niewiek; Stephan Thenn; David Zylstra
Class of 2006: Jay Baum; Joshua Lankheet; David Van Abbema
Class of 2007: Aubrey Bosma (Navy Reserves); Brandon Dragstra; Drew Grooters;
Quynn Schaaphok; Rachel Scott; Bobby Sorensen; Lauren Zandstra
Class of 2008: Michael Dekker; Kyle Emelander; Brandon Zomerlei
Class of 2009: Corbin Durek; Kent Schaaphok; Tyler Stroven; Ryan VanVels
Class of 2010: Tyler Wiersma
Class of 2011: Jon Mohr
Class of 2012: Jeremy Folkerts
Class of 2013: Lucas Brower; Wyatt Johnson; Charlie Vrieland
Class of 2014: Parker Elenbaas; Andrew Folkerts; Jacob Herzog; Scott Lokker; Gavin Miedema;
Joshua TerKeurst; Nathan VandenBosch
Class of 2015: Trevor Vedders
Class of 2016: Maddy Harmon
Class of 2017: Michael Piechocki; Mitch Wynia
Class of 2018: Carson Schaaphok
Class of 2019: Josh VandenHeuvel
The names of the Alumni listed above have been submitted by their families for recognition of their service in the military. If you know of other Unity alumni currently serving in the US military branches, we would like to recognize and honor them in the Tidings. Please send their information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Development Office at 616.662.4011. Also, if you have updated information on any of the Alumni listed, please call or email the Development Office as soon as possible.
Alumni marriages & births get announced in each issue of the Tidings. Unity Alumni who have a baby can also stop into the development office or the school office for a Unity “Blue Crew” baby onesie.