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


Dr. Vanesa Scott-Thompson

Vice President of Program and People
Robert Hooker | Elim Executive Leadership Team

Mr. Robert Hooker

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Mr. Brian Page

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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

Director of Finance

Dorothy Bowman

Director of Schools

Stacey De Groot

Director of Human Resources

Bradley Johnson

Director of Adult Services

Brian Nichols

Director of Information Technology

Ruben Rivera

Director of Facilities and Transportation

Xan Nikchevich

Director of Learning & Organizational Development

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.
Mrs. LyNae Schleyer | Elim Board of Directors

Mrs. LyNae Schleyer, Chairperson

Executive Director of Advancement, Trinity Christian College
Jeff Dryfhout | Elim Board of Directors

Mr. Jeff Dryfhout, Vice Chairperson

Chief Executive Office, Pivot Marketing

Mr. David Schutt, Treasurer

Director of Finance, Barnabas Foundation

Mrs. Leah Dykstra, Secretary

Associate Director of Admissions, Hope College

Mr. Ross Van Drunen, Treasurer Elect

Commercial & Corporate Credit Officer, BMO Harris Bank

Mrs. Tammy De Vries

Senior Manager (Tax), Topel Forman, LLC

Mrs. Jennifer Harris

Stay-at-Home Mom/Part Time Project Manager, Homewood Disposal

Mr. Allan Abinoja

Staff Counsel, Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Dr. Mackenzi Huyser

Vice President for Advancement, Trinity Christian College

Mrs. Jamie Stephenson

Former Special Education Teacher

Non-discrimination Policy:
It is the Standard of Elim Christian Services to admit children and adults to agency services regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to agency service recipients. Elim Christian Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered policies. Read Full Disclosure.