Why Service Develops High Capacity Christian Leaders with Jeffrey Bouman [PODCAST]
By: Vanderbloemen May 14, 2019
From the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, we’re excited to bring you our one-on-one series with Christian leaders to share their insights on a variety of leadership topics, all through the lens of faith.
On today's show, Brian Jensen, executive search consultant, speaks with Jeffrey Bouman, Director of the Service-Learning Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.
Jeff Bouman is a member of the faculty and the Director of the Service-Learning Center at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Calvin College (BA Sociology, 1987), Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania (MA Student Personnel, 1989), and the University of Michigan (PhD, Education, 2004). His research interests include: the affects of service-learning on long-term citizenship development; international service-learning; the role of religion in the history of American higher education; the role that experience, service, and reflection play in the learning process for college and university students; and activism in the context of Christian college students. Jeff has been at Calvin since 2002 and he collaborates widely in the area of college students and their making connections between intellectual, spiritual and geographical dimensions of their lives.
Married with two adult children, Jeff is an active member of Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, where he has served as chair of elders, chair of deacons, member of the racial justice team, youth leader, adult education coordinator, and social justice committee. He has extensive international experience, having lived in Mexico City, Mexico, and Budapest, Hungary, and having taken students to Mexico and Romania for Calvin College Interim courses.