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Bernard Pekelder Collection

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Title: Bernard Pekelder Collection, 1956-1999Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/191

Primary Creator: Pekelder, Bernard

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, chaplain at Calvin College (1962-1971), and vice president for student affairs at Calvin College (1971-1985). The collection includes chapel messages; liturgies; Chapel Building Planning Committee minutes (1962-1983); thesis entitled The Role of the Board of Trustees in Operating a Church-Related College: A Case Study, 1965; and a Calvin Alumni Association publication, FOG Goes to Chapel, 1999. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

(1922- 2012)

Bernard Pekelder was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 17, 1922. His family moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin where Pekelder spent his childhood and teenage years. Pekelder initially thought about pursuing a career in law until he consulted with a Christian mentor which helped shift his career path toward ministry.

He moved back to Grand Rapids to attend Calvin College and Seminary in which he graduated from in 1947. He also went on to earn his master's degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.

In 1947 he accepted the call to serve the congregation of Jamestown, Michigan. He went on to serve the churches of East Leonard Street, Grand Rapids, MI (1951-1955) and Midland Park, New Jersey (1955-1962).  In 1962 he accepted the position as the first Chaplain of Calvin College.  By 1963 he took the role of Vice-President of Student Affairs at Calvin College. In 1985 Pekelder retired.

Bernard Pekelder was married to Jane Vander Griend. Together they had five children, four daughters and one son. He served as an elder at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church. He also served on the Education Committee and Calvin Board of Trustees. He also found time to publish two catechism books, Saved from Sin and Saved to Serve. He wrote articles for The Banner as well. On September 21, 2012 Rev. Bernard Pekelder passed away due to congestive heart failure.


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Folder 1: Compulsory chapel issue materials --- 1956-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Compulsory chapel issue materials --- 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapel - Building Planning Committee --- 1962-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Liturgies (1)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Liturgies (2)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speech given at a faculty conference, ca. --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Movie issue: Committee reports and materials --- 1966-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Handicapped students: Handbook and Building accessibility --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Christian and War" --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Book, FOG Goes to Chapel: A Collection of Sixty Chapel Talks, published by Calvin Alumni Association --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Thesis, The Role of the Board of Trustees in Operating a Church-Related College: A Case Study --- 1965Add to your cart.


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