/ Center for Leadership

Staff

From its inception, the Generation Spark team pledged that the imprint of youth would be reflected in every phase of this intergenerational relationship ministry.

To that end, we have engaged over 50 high school students in focus groups. In addition, Hope College student consultants have participated in the program research, design, development, implementation and evaluation of the Generation Spark model.

Student Leadership Team

  • Monica Ruser, lead student consultant
  • Caleb Greybill
  • Allie DeVries
  • Matt VanDyken
  • Kaelyn Tarsa
  • Chelsea Chamberlain
  • Holly Thompson
  • Christian Wehner
  • Stephanie Emanuele
  • Laurel Hall

Professional Trainer

  • Kathy Stanek

Generation Spark Staff

Program Director

  • A photo of Dr. Virgil Gulker

    Dr. Virgil Gulker

    Director of Generation Spark

    Work616.395.7253

    gulker@hope.edu

    Van Zoeren Hall 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423

Program Assistant

 Cohort Liason

  • A photo of Wendi Kapenga

    Wendi Kapenga

    Generation Spark Cohort Liaison

    Work616.395.7244

    kapenga@hope.edu

    Van Zoeren Hall 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423