Howard Vanderwell


 Howard Vanderwell

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Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone800-388-6034
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Adjunct Professor of Worship, Calvin Theological Seminary

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary,
Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary,
D.M., Westminster Theological Seminary,

Howard D. Vanderwell is a recently retired Christian Reformed Church pastor after serving congregations for 40 years in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. At Calvin Theological Seminary, his responsibilities include teaching courses in the Introduction to Christian Worship, The Doctrine of Christ and Services of the Christian Year, and Planning and Leading Congregational Worship. Howard is able to speak on numerous issues related to worship, and has done so at various retreats and churches. Howard’s interests include planning, leading and evaluating worship, series preaching, and worship renewal throughout the evangelical church.
“My life-long prayer, from my days as a child, was that I might be honored to serve as a Christian Reformed pastor preaching the Word of God to encourage and challenge his people. I consider the forty years of my pastoral ministry to have been the most valuable way in which I could have invested those years! When I consult with pastors, teach and mentor students, hold conferences for worship leaders, or write worship planning materials, my aim is to equip and inspire others to serve their Lord and Savior by making a whole-hearted investment in his church and his people. Such ministry is certainly not without its stresses and discouragements, and those of us who have found such joy in a life-time of ministry are uniquely fitted to encourage them.”
Howard is married to Eleanor, and they have three married sons, and ten grandchildren from ages 5 through 19. His hobbies are yard-gardening, walking, photography and model railroading.

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