In her role at Grace, Kelsey Nelson organizes curriculum and adapts it to the church’s needs for preschool and primary-aged classes. She plans lessons, games, crafts, and activities for the children to do each week. She also organizes and recruits volunteers to serve in the Sunday school rooms.
“My college years helped me grow and mature as a person and gave me useful tools for the professional and adult world. Intellectually, college provided me with an understanding of theology and the Bible, but also encouraged my desire to read God’s Word and to practice being an active member of a church community.
Harold Boyd ’10 grew up in the Roseland community on the south side of Chicago and began attending Roseland Christian Reformed Church around the age of 10. As a child, he enjoyed the fellowship he found at Roseland Christian Ministries (RCM) and remembers the year Joe Huizenga ’01, pastor of Roseland CRC, was an intern from Trinity.
Today Boyd, who also served as an intern as a Trinity student, works with Huizenga at RCM to bring the message of salvation to the community, as well as support services such as interim housing for homeless mothers and their children.
Matthew Lanser ’05 stands at a small wooden table, a Bible open in front of him, as he teaches Nigerian villagers who have gathered beneath the generous shade of a tree to hear the gospel. He and his wife Laura ’05 currently serve in Nigeria with Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM), the world missions agency of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
The Lansers live in a fairly remote and undeveloped area and spend much of their time engaging with the people they live among and taking care of daily needs, such as getting food and water.