Mel Trotter Ministries is thrilled to announce Dennis VanKampen as the organization’s new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mel Trotter Ministries’ Board of Directors appointed VanKampen unanimously. His appointment was met with applause from Mel Trotter Ministries staff and volunteers and will be effective June 1, 2015.
Listen to what Dennis had to say about his recent appointment in this video blog:
More about Dennis: Dennis has served Mel Trotter for the past three and a half years as Vice President of Programs. He was responsible for overseeing the Mission’s Emergency Shelter, Employment and Housing Programs, Food Pantry, PI Center, and all Dental, Chiropractic and Vision Clinics. He has more than 17 years of experience leading non-profit organizations, including several camp and retreat centers in Michigan. He currently teaches professional and graduate studies at Cornerstone University and also serves as a lay pastor in a local church.
From Gordon Oosting, president of Mel Trotter Ministries’ board of directors: After much prayer and a thorough and deliberate selection process, we are delighted to announce Dennis VanKampen as our new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Dennis has a thorough understanding of and love for the homeless community within Grand Rapids. His passion commitment to reconciliation, restoration, and renewal is great, and we look forward to working with him in this new role.