Duane K. Kelderman

 Duane K. Kelderman

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

VP for Administration, Associate Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary

A.B., Calvin College, 1973
M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1977
D.Min., Denver Seminary, 1989

Duane Kelderman has always loved preaching. He loves hearing it, doing it and thinking about it. During his doctorate of ministry studies at Denver Seminary his focus of study was preaching and his doctoral project explored the relationship between text and sermon at the level of form. Duane brings to the classroom a wealth of experience from his time as pastor at three different churches. It is this very experience that Duane seeks to draw from in his teaching and administration.

“I remember so many things that my teachers said and taught when I was in seminary 30 years ago. It’s humbling to realize that things I say in class or informal conversations with students lodge deeply and sometimes make a difference in the way they think and act for years to come. Teaching at Calvin Theological Seminary is a great privilege. Watching the Spirit form students and use what the seminary does to prepare students for ministry is a great joy.”

Duane is married with three children and two grandchildren.

Duane Kelderman has written many articles for a variety of publications. He was primary author of two recent synodical study committee reports: Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture and God’s Diverse and Unified Family. He was also the primary author of What It Means To Be Reformed a theological identity statement in the current Ministry Plan of the Christian Reformed Church, and Effective Leadership in the Church: A training tool to help congregations, pastors, and other church leaders effectively work together to accomplish God’s mission.

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