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Clergyman , educator

John Wesselink, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Wesselink, John was born on July 28, 1875 in Sioux Center, Iowa, United States. Son of Gerrit Willem and Grada Cornelia (Rensink) Wesselink.

Education

Graduate Northwestern Classical Academy, Orange City, Iowa, 1897. Bachelor of Arts, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1901. Student of University of Chicago, 1902-1903.

Graduate Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, 1905. Doctor of Divinity, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1923.

Career

Ordained ministry Reformed Church in America, 1905. Pastor North Holland, Michigan, 1905-1910, Maurice, Iowa, 1910-1913, Pella, 1913-1925. President Central College since 1925.

Membership

Member Board of Education Reformed Church of America. Member Iowa State Council of Religious Education. Member Library Board, Pella.

Connections

Married Anna G. Van den Tak, of Holland, Michigan, June 27, 1905. Children: Elizabeth Grace, William David.

father:
Gerrit Willem Wesselink

mother:
Grada Cornelia (Rensink) Wesselink

spouse:
Anna G. Van den Tak

child:
Elizabeth Grace Wesselink

child:
William David Wesselink