Bachelor, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mississippi, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1993.
Professor philosophy Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1996. Erasmus fellow University Notre Dame, 2002—2003. Committee status women American Philosophical Association, Newark, 2005—2008.
Web manager International Network Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 2006. President Medical Ethics Research Network Michigan, Lansing, 2008—2009. Director, seminars calvin Calvin College, Grand Rapids, since 2009, worldview lecturer, since 2009.
Ethics committee chair, board member Region Six Emergency Preparedness Planning Influenza Pandemic Team, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2008—2009. Member of International Network Feminist Approaches Bioethics (web manager & board member since 2006), American Philosophical Association (committee member 2005-2008).
Married Todd Groenhout, June 1, 1985. Children: Benjamin Todd, Tessa Joy, Annemaria Ruth, Gordon Munro.