“Through the Center, I help invest in communities, organizations and initiatives through collaborative, innovative, Christ-center leadership development and problem-solving services. The Center serves both the campus community and external partners in a variety of ways,” Dr. Vonk stated.
The servant heart that Dr. Vonk so clearly has, has not only been a part of her work for NW, but also as a role model for all. Dr. Vonk and her husband currently reside on a farm just west of Sioux Center. For years, the pair had fostered several teenage girls, both before and while starting their own biological family. As of now, Vonk currently has two teenagers, an adopted daughter and several foster daughters along the way.
“She has a deep heart for students and challenges them to stand out and achieve great thing for the kingdom of God,” junior business administration and marketing major Kami Howell said.
Dr. Vonk truly exemplifies an encouraging presence throughout many students’ college careers. Whether she is helping guide students through their academics, swimming in West Lake Okoboji or serving as an outstanding role model to all, it is clear to see the love that Dr. Vonk chooses to spread to all who she encounters.