Executive Leadership Team

Elim’s core executive team is comprised of dedicated servants who cast vision and envision a future in which Elim adults and students are thriving not only at Elim, but in their communities as well.
Dr. Bill Lodewyk | Elim Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Bill Lodewyk

Dr. Vanesa Scott-Thompson - Elim Executive Leadership

Dr. Vanesa Scott-Thompson

Vice President of Program
Robert Hooker | Elim Executive Leadership Team

Robert Hooker

Vice President for Finance, Operations, and Human Resources
Robert Marsh | Elim Executive Leadership Team

Robert Marsh

Vice President for Advancement and Learning

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team at Elim is comprised of the various directors who oversee specific functions and programs for the organization. The leadership team meets monthly to encourage each other and to continue to corporately direct Elim toward a future that best serves the interests of those whom God has brought into this community.

Brian Boss | Elim Leadership Team

Brian Boss

Director of Finance
Stacey De Groot | Elim Leadership Team

Stacey De Groot

Director of Human Resources
Amy Flynn | Elim Leadership Team

Amy Flynn

Director of Outreach
Bradley Johnson | Elim Leadership Team

Bradley Johnson

Director of Adult Services
Brian Nichols | Elim Leadership Team

Brian Nichols

Director of Information Technology
Mike Otte | Elim Leadership Team

Mike Otte

Director of Children’s Services
Paul Rathje | Elim Leadership Team

Paul Rathje

Director of Maintenance
Dan Vander Plaats | Elim Leadership Team

Dan Vander Plaats

Director of Advancement

Board of Directors

Elim’s ministry is overseen by a dedicated group of men and women who steer policy and vision for the community. The Board of Directors is composed of many different perspectives, but all are united in their vision of a world that values each life as a Creation of God, with a role in His kingdom. The following are members of the Elim Board of Directors.
Dr. Frederick Wezeman, Chairperson | Elim Board of Directors

Dr. Frederick Wezeman, Chairperson

Retired from Loyola University, Chicago Palos Heights, IL
Dr. Mackenzi Huyser, Vice Chairperson | Elim Board of Directors

Dr. Mackenzi Huyser, Vice Chairperson

Executive Director, Chicago Semester, Trinity Christian College Chicago, Illinois
Mr. Ken Vander Wal, Treasurer | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Ken Vander Wal, Treasurer

Retired CPA Oak Brook, Illinois
Mr. Joel Tameling, Secretary | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Joel Tameling, Secretary

SET Environmental, Inc. Lombard, Illinois
Mr. Paul Buikema | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Paul Buikema

Attorney, Buikema Law Group, LLC Westmont, Illinois
Rev. Bert De Jong | Elim Board of Directors

Rev. Bert De Jong

Retired Pastor of Ministry Villa Park, Illinois
Mrs. Karen De Vries | Elim Board of Directors

Mrs. Karen De Vries

Homemaker South Holland, Illinois
Jeff Dryfhout | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Jeff Dryhout

CEO of Pivot Marketing, VP of Global Brand Marketing Fellowes Brands, Orland Park, Illinois
Mr. Brian Page | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Brian Page

Director of Sales and Business Development, Christian Brothers Services Homewood, Illinois
Mrs. LyNae Schleyer | Elim Board of Directors

Mrs. LyNae Schleyer

Director of Event Services, Water Quality Association Palos Heights, Illinois
Mr. David Schutt | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. David Schutt

Director of Finance, Barnabas Foundation Crown Point, Indiana
Mrs. Debra Van Prooyen | Elim Board of Directors

Mrs. Debra Van Prooyen

CPA, Schwartz, Retson & Co., P.C. St. John, Indiana
Renita Van Solkema | Elim Board of Directors

Renita Van Solkema

Personal Stylist Elmhurst, Illinois
Mr. Bill Zandstra | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Bill Zandstra

Comptroller, Dunhill Formal Wear, Inc. Crown Point, Indiana