Stories

A Turning of the Page

When Sylvia Taekema first heard about Redeemer as a high school student, it was more of an idea than an actual institution. Despite this, she was immediately drawn in. “There was nothing to see...

By /September 29, 2022

Uncovering the Past to Build the Future

Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee walks the cobblestone streets of Colonial Williamsburg each morning on her way to work. Regal red brick homes with richly painted shutters embrace her on both sides of the...

By /September 29, 2022

Worship: Inside and Outside the Box

It was 1995. “Shout to the Lord” had just been released by a growing church in Australia called Hillsong. Worship events featuring contemporary praise music backed by guitars, keyboards and...

By /September 29, 2022

Following the Thread of Worship

It was the spring of 1985, and freshly graduated high school student, Ruth Ann Schuringa (nee Dykstra), had the world at her fingertips. A small town girl from Huron County, Ruth Ann dreamed of...

By /September 29, 2022

All Together Now

The Kerkhof family’s ties to Redeemer can be traced back to even before it began.  “My church at the time was involved in a lot of conversations around starting a new Christian...

By /September 29, 2022

Fearless Faith

Heidi de Vries ’05 has known she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a young girl. She always loved a good debate and her family encouraged lively discussions and critical thinking around the...

By /August 29, 2022

Seeking the Peace of the City

As a young boy growing up in Hamilton, Aren Plante watched his dad wake up every day and head to city hall where he worked as a public servant in local government. Hoping one day to become a pastor,...

By /March 29, 2022

A Life of Art, Roots and Wonder

Elise Arsenault '19 wears many hats. Creative writer, musician and grad student are among the few that she sports daily. Born and raised in Oakville, she had a hunch after a weekend visiting campus...

By /March 29, 2022
Alumni making an impact
Where are they now?
Wherever they go, whatever they do, Redeemer alumni are making a difference. Learn more about some of our alumni and their unique callings and careers.

Heidi Ellens de Vries ’05

Assistant City Solicitor,
City of Brantford

Kyle Vander Linden ’05

Project Manager, Credit Valley Conservation

Clarence Keesman ’98

Executive Director, The Refuge

Phoebe Mitton ’10

Policy Analyst, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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