Trinity Names Van Dyken VP of Advancement


VP Rick Van DykenTrinity Christian College is pleased to announce that Rick VanDyken ’83 has been named Vice President of Advancement. He will serve as a member of the President’s Council and oversee the Office of Advancement.

VanDyken most recently served as general manager of Global Green Products in Palos Heights, Ill. Previously, he served with the College from 1997-2014 as Vice President for Development and Executive Associate to the President.

“Rick’s ability to develop friendships for the college and invite those friends to support the good work being done here is precisely what we need,” said Trinity Christian College President Kurt D. Dykstra, J.D. “He has a long and significant involvement with Trinity: student, parent of students, supporter, senior employee, neighbor, and vice president.”

VanDyken said, “I’m thrilled to be coming back ‘home’ to Trinity, and I look forward to working with the community here in Palos Heights and beyond to support the vital, important mission of the College.”

He and wife Sue ‘83 also spent six years in Jos, Nigeria, with Christian Reformed World Missions and eight years at Rehoboth Christian School among the Navajo people. VanDyken has a B.S. in Business Management from Trinity Christian College and an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.