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starks@gvsu.edu

Scott Stark

Campus Minister
Director of MINistry Operations and mission advancement

What do you LOVE? 
My wife, my kids, Jesus, pecan pie, Lake Michigan, naps, bats,... I could go on.
Favorite form of potato and why?

Crispy hash browns.
Awkward college moment?

I lost a bet. So I had to help my roommate move out while wearing a skirt, which I had to borrow from my girlfriend. It was surprisingly uncomfortable.
Best concert you've ever been to?

Not a huge concert guy, but I did see POD before they were big in this hole-in-the-wall club in Lansing, and that was pretty fun.
postb@gvsu.edu

Ben Post

Campus Minister
Director of Campus Engagement

What do you LOVE? 
Jesus, my family, running, college football & basketball (Go green!), and audiobooks!
Favorite form of potato and why?

Any cooked potato is a good potato. Cheesy hashbrown potatoes are amazing, real mashed potatoes with butter (not gravy), and Chick-Fil-A fries with Chick-Fil-A sauce!
Awkward college moment?

My college haircut.
Best concert you've ever been to?

So many good shows - NEEDTOBREATHE, Metallica, Everclear, NF, Eve 6, POD... One of the most memorable was seeing the Black Eyed Peas from the rooftop of our school in Jerusalem.
staciepost8@gmail.com

Stacie Post

Director of leaDership and culture development

What do you LOVE? 
My boys (all 4 of them!), the beach, front porches, riding my bike, leading worship with friends, flowers, coffee, and belonging to Jesus.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Sweet Potato Fries.
Awkward college moment?
Being put on disciplinary probation when I was a junior at Wheaton College... for two weeks until my friends and I got it appealed and reversed! Ask me if you want to know the story!
Best concert you've ever been to?
NEEDTOBREATHE at the intersection with most of the CM music team of 2010-11, complete with the encore in the BK parking lot. If you know you know.
zuiderveenc@gmail.com

Cody Zuiderveen

Campus Minister
Director of Campus ministry downtown

What do you LOVE?
My gracious Lord Jesus, my wonderful wife, my fantastic kiddos, classic books, and any sport played with a racket.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Twice baked potato with extra cheese.
Awkward college moment?
Singing "When I'm Gone" from Pitch Perfect with my fellow office interns at the CM Christmas Party.
Best concert you've ever been to?
NEEDTOBREATHE at the Intersection.
stejskju@gvsu.edu

Julia Stejskal

Associate Director of worship arts

What do you LOVE?
Working here, houseplants, making Spotify playlists, brunch, and DIY projects.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Hmm. Probably tater tot. Because what's not to love about a tater not, ya know?
Awkward college moment?
LOTS of awkward moments while learning how to lead worship. For example, starting prayer by saying "Father GOOD, you are God!"
Best concert you've ever been to?
Johnnyswim, Drew Holcomb, and Penny & Sparrow all in one concert. That's what I'm talking about.
jacobnoe@mail.gvsu.edu

Noelle Jacobs

associate director of life groups and communications

What do you LOVE?
Mountains, swimming in waves, chatting with the Lord on solo drives, telling stories, taking risks, my wild Romanian parents, my housemate's dog Vince, and the CM Staff (they're fam.).
Favorite form of potato and why?
Most forms of cooked potatoes smothered in butter or cheese (I love mashed potatoes and cheesy potatoes... but also sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter OMGOSH!!)
Awkward college moment?
The time I got busted by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. for hosting a bonfire and worship night for all of Campus View (they poured out our tumblers only to find hot cocoa... more awkward for them than for me!)
Best concert you've ever been to?
NEEDTOBREATHE at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado Sept. 2017 and Sept. 2021 (my 13th NTB concert!)
rubinta@mail.gvsu.edu

Tanner Rubin

Associate director of operations and spring break

What do you LOVE?
Climbing anything, good memes, green grapes,  jumping off high things into water, anything with adrenaline, stories, and different kinds of people & cultures!
Favorite form of potato and why?
CHEESY POTATOES BC CHEESE & DELICIOUS. But actually I love cheese (like I eat it straight from the bag love it) so the more cheese in anything the better.
Awkward college moment?
Summer of sophomore year I had a pretty big crush on this girl, and with some luck, ended up on a hiking trip with her and two other friends.  We go on this awesome hike, the flirtatious energy is flowing, and she challenges me to a race. Towards the end, I take two big bounds up some stairs for the win,  but in the process let out an impressive fart. She turns, looks me in the eye, and says, "Did you just fart?" Things didn't really work out between her and I... because of the fart or other reasons? The world may never know.
Best concert you've ever been to?
NF!!! I went HARD on the main floor. Strobe lights, hype, everything. SO DOPE.
rich@aliveinjenison.org

Rich visser

Church Partner downtown (ALIVE Ministries)

What do you LOVE?
Reading staff intros on the wall, God, my family, hearing people tell me what they're passionate about.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Waffle fries because everything tastes better in waffle form.
Awkward college moment?
My friends and I were running across campus pretending to be stealthy. A police officer saw us from the road and thought we were vandalizing a bus so he flashed his lights at us and yelled at us to stop and lay on the ground. He called for backup and a few minutes later we were in the back of a cop car. We were let go, but the whole school knew about it by the next morning.
Best concert you've ever been to?
U2 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
daven@mail.gvsu.edu

Dave nesburg

Campus minister
associate director of life groups and mission advancement

What do you LOVE?
Anything to do with snow.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Lefse - it's a Norwegian Christmas potato bread.
Awkward college moment?
At Christmas my freshman year, my mom gave me a full afro perm and my social life went down the toilet.
Best concert you've ever been to?
The Avett Brothers at Interlochen. They had a guy with a cello around his neck.
waltemar@mail.gvsu.edu

Marissa Walters

associate of campus ministry downtown

What do you LOVE?
I LOVE talking about Jesus, worship, running, baking, and spontaneous outdoor adventures.
Favorite form of potato and why?
Sweet potato fries because they are the best.
Awkward college moment?
In my preaching class my senior year I preached a sermon in front of the class which went really well until I went to the bathroom after and realized my zipper had been down the whole time...
Best concert you've ever been to?
I went to a Chris Tomlin concert several years ago and was blessed to be surrounded by an auditorium of people who love Jesus!