Parents' Council

The mission of the Hope College Parents’ Council is to serve Hope parents and families by fostering communication and continuing dialogue among parents, families, and the College and to serve as ambassadors in efforts to promote and support the College and its mission.

The Parents' Council works to provide a vehicle for communication between the parent community and the College to help identify and address needs and concerns of Hope College parents. They also work to guide the members of the parent community toward increased support, understanding and enthusiasm for Hope College and its mission and to develop the parent community as a resource for the College and its students.

Current Members

Don and Patti Kooy
Metamora, MI

Doug and Gina Leppink
Holland, MI

Michael and Christine Calyore
Naples, FL

Steve and Kristi Sieck
Flemington, NJ

Keith and Tracy Kreb
Lake Forest, IL

Vicente and Laura Sanchez
Fresno, CA 

Brad and Brenda Tally
Overland Park, KS

Jeff and Linda Stelk
Bettendorf, IA 

Mark and Ayo Deeg
Carmel, IN

Arlen and Sandra Gaddy
Caledonia, MI

Robert and Janice Rensch
Kalamazoo, MI 

Please feel free to email any of the current council members. They are ready and willing to answer questions to both current and prospective Hope Parents.

The number of parents interested in serving on the Parents' Council may exceed the number of positions available. Careful consideration is given in appointing members in order to have the make-up of the council reflect the student body.  Potential members past involvement with Hope, career and volunteer experience is also considered.

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Parents' Council are encouraged to contact Scott Travis, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at or 616-395-7250.