Board of Trustees

Northwestern College is governed by a Board of Trustees responsible for maintaining the mission and identity of the college, approving policy, and providing guidance for the future. Nearly half of its members represent the Reformed Church in America (RCA).  

Martin Guthmiller ’82 (chair)
Dr. Bryan Den Hartog ’81 (vice chair)
Anita (Plantage ’77) Bomgaars (secretary)

Ryan Achterhoff '83
Darla Arends
Karen Bohm Barker (faculty representative)
Rev. Tim Breen ’02
Brad De Jong ’79 (legal counsel, ex officio)
Merlyn De Vries ’68
Julie Hulstein
Dr. Steve Locker ’85
Dr. Rick Melmer
Rev. Jeff Moes '83
Albert Okine ’95
Dr. Randy Oostra ’77
Rev. Jon Opgenorth ’88
Craig Pennings '85
(alumni board representative)
Rev. Mike Pitsenberger
James Plagge
Rev. Van Rathbun
Lori Scott
Rev. Dr. Gerald Sittser
Wayne Van Heuvelen ’74
Linda Van Roekel ’69
Tricia (Vander Waal ’94) Vermeer
Drew Vogel ’72
Carl Wynja ’88



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