There have been four appointments and four reappointments to the Hope College Board of Trustees.
Newly chosen to serve four-year terms on the board
are the Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown of Holland; Lynne Hendricks
of Grandville; Nancy Wolfe Lane of New Albany, Ohio; and Dr.
Caroline Simon of Zeeland.
Those re-elected to four-year terms are: Max
Boersma of Holland; Dr. David Cole of Ann Arbor; Peter
Huizenga of Oak Brook, Ill.; and the Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast of
Members retiring from the board are: Dr. Robin
Klay of Holland; Larry Mulder of Holland; and the Rev. Peter
Paulsen of New Brunswick, N.J.
Brown is the Henry Bast Professor of Preaching at
Western Theological Seminary. He joined the seminary
faculty in 1995.
From 1983 to 1995, he was pastor of Christ
Memorial Church in Holland. He has also served the First
Reformed Church of South Holland, Ill., from 1970 to 1983,
and Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville, from 1976 to
Brown delivered the college's baccalaureate sermon
in 1992. He has written several articles for "The Church
Herald," "The Reformed Review" and "Perspectives" magazine.
He is a 1973 Hope graduate. He holds an M.Div.
and a D.Min. from Western Theological Seminary.
He and his wife, Nancy, have three children:
Sarah, Jonathan and Rebekah, the latter two of whom are
currently Hope students.
Hendricks has been an active volunteer for the
Grandville Public School District, serving in numerous
capacities. Immediately after graduating from Hope in 1973,
and until 1976, she was an English teacher in the Grand
Rapids Public Schools.
She was on the board of the Women's League for
Hope College for 10 years, with her service including the
presidency. She was also a member of the college's Alumni
Hendricks is an active volunteer with her church,
First Reformed Church in Grandville. She is also on the
Board of Directors of Wedgwood Christian Youth and Family
Services, serving as secretary and on the Executive Board.
Her parents, Donald and Elaine Walchenbach of
Grand Rapids, are Hope alumni, as are her sisters Cathy,
Carrie and Nancy.
She and her husband, Dennis, also a Hope graduate,
have two children: Jennifer, who graduated in May, and
Paul, who is beginning his freshman year at Hope.
Lane is a member of the boards of Ohio Dominican
College, the Ohio Historical Foundation and Green Lawn
Cemetery, and a former member of the board of the Ohioana
Library in Columbus. She is chair of the Class of '61 at
her undergraduate alma mater, Bryn Mawr College. She is
vice president of Agricultural Lands Inc. and of Wolfe
Associates Inc., a charitable organization.
Lane has two daughters: Mary, a Hope graduate,
and Elizabeth Lane Jarrell. Her involvement in the life of
the college includes participating in "Hope in the Future"
campaign activities and the Second Century Club.
Simon joined the Hope faculty in 1988 as an
assistant professor of philosophy, and was promoted to
associate professor in 1993. She has chaired the department
She was faculty moderator from 1995 to 1997, and
acting director of women's studies during the 1996-97
academic year. She delivered the college's Opening
Convocation address in 1996.
Simon's scholarship explores issues such as the
nature of friendship, love, virtue and moral knowledge. Her
publications include the 1997 book "The Disciplined Heart:
Love, Destiny and Imagination."
She holds her bachelor's degree from the
University of Oregon, and her master's and doctorate from
the University of Washington.
She and her husband, Stephen, have two children,
Paul and Matthew.