Alumni Stories

Advancing Inclusive Classrooms
Dr. Kimberly Maich ’93, Redeemer’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, is making an impact on special education and the experiences of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Blessed be the Play that Binds
Aaron Joel Craig '10 of Hamilton's Same Boat Theatre, lives out his faith by directing theatre that tells countercultural stories.
Immanence and Immunity
Dr. Rodney DeKoter '88, a member of Redeemer's third-ever graduating class, has built a career studying the connection between nuclear proteins and leukemia.
Faith and Medicine
Dr. Dan Reilly '96, Redeemer's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of health-care leaders.
Four Sisters, Four Alumni, Four Professions
Sisters and alumni — Elise, Maria, Carola and Loretta Vanderspek — have careers that span the professional sphere: an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor and a teacher.
Challenged to a ReMatch
The successful finish of the 35-day alumni challenge marks a milestone in Redeemer University College’s largest fundraising campaign.
Serving Christ in the Canadian Military
Alumnus James Buck's fascination with history and love for his country have fuelled his desire to become an officer in the Canadian military.
Everything Has a Story
Clarence Keesman ‘98, executive director of youth drop-in centre The Refuge, encounters stories of brokenness and healing each and every day.
From Music to Medicine
Freshly designated medical doctor Kristin VanSligtenhorst switched majors in her first year at Redeemer and hasn’t looked back.
Transformation Through Education
For 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Hank de Jong, classrooms aren’t about an end goal — they’re about transformation.
New Beginnings
A letter from Alumni Council president Kristel Bulthuis for alumni, current students and incoming students.
Building Community with Ex-Offenders
As program manager at The Bridge, John Schuurman ‘16 is helping to create community and foster reconciliation for men who have been provincially incarcerated.
Strategically Placed
Alumni John-David Alkema ‘97 and Colin deRaaf ‘03 attribute their passion for working with the Christian Labour Association of Canada to their Redeemer experiences
Welcoming the Stranger
Alumna Sarah Snider works with Micah House and Karam Kitchen, two different organizations with very similar goals: empowering and walking alongside refugees and newcomers.
Anything but Typical
Museum collections manager Michael VanHartingsveldt ‘11 has taught, travelled, worked and studied in five different countries since graduation.