Rev. Jeff De Boer has been appointed by Mid-America Reformed Seminary to its newly-created Director of Enrollment Management (DEM) position. The 2000 graduate of Mid-America pastored the RCUS congregation in Garner, IA, and currently serves a PCA in North Liberty, IA. He begins in January of 2015.
Rev. De Boer said his responsibilities will include recruiting students, and “I anticipate spending a great deal of time with the current students as well as performing other duties like reviewing summer assignments, connecting with alumni, and teaching a class here and there.”
Seminary president Cornel Venema explained, “Previously, the task of recruiting students was one of a long list of duties assigned to Keith LeMahieu as our Director of Development. For the last two and a half years, Grant Dykstra, our business officer, was asked to temporarily assume recruiting responsibilities, in order to free up time for Keith to concentrate on development.”
Rev. De Boer hopes to accomplish three goals: Inform more potential students and supporters about Mid-America’s excellent and affordable program of training men for ministry in Christ’s church, assist the Seminary in its intentional goal of developing spiritual maturity in its students, and recruit men “who sense that our times and our churches need the most capable to serve in pastoral ministry.”
The above article by Glenda Mathes appeared on page 11 of the December 17, 2014, issue of Christian Renewal.