Dr. Kevin Schutte

Executive Director

As an experienced leader Kevin founded Cultivate Renewal when he recognized the stress on leaders and the strain it places on organizations. Responding to the needs of leaders and organizational gaps he now serves as the Executive Director of Cultivate Renewal applying the lessons learned in 20 years of serving in a variety of leadership roles and contexts.

He has worked with large corporations as well as a variety of nonprofits, universities, seminaries, and local ministries assisting leaders and organizations to develop cultures, offering a more rewarding vocational experience for the people they serve. He has helped leaders recognize opportunities by celebrating diversity as a strength, recognizing the role of empathy and trust among coworkers, developing greater clarity in organizational communication and stimulating more creative collaborative efforts through dialogue and action.

Organizational Leadership:
He served the Christian Reformed Church for 14 years in the area of Church Planting from 2007-2021, offering leadership at the local, regional, national and global levels; most recently as the leader of mission-shaped congregations.

Local Leadership:
He planted a church in the suburbs of Kansas City, Pathway Community Church, in 2005. Pathway has a strong history of community collaboration while catalyzing and serving multiple new ministries and nonprofits. Currently a collaborative project is developing with Habitat for Humanity and Pathway to provide workforce/affordable housing.

Serving Leaders:
He has served leaders by developing opportunities for intentional spiritual growth and development. He also has a history of developing network partnerships and connections among international and North American leaders. He has served as a coach and mentor for leaders in a variety of settings and contexts.

Doctorate in Contextual Theology from Northern Seminary
Masters of Mission Theology from Calvin Seminary
Bachelor of Political Science from Calvin College.

He has been married to Kelli for 31 years. Kelli has a Ph.D. from Michigan State and serves as the head of the business and leadership department of William Jewell College. They have two children. Abigail who is married to Travis. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science and is a college professor. Jeremy graduated from the University of Arkansas and is currently working for an NFL team as community connections director.

Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Jerry Holleman

Board Member

Jerry has spent a lifetime dedicated to service and leadership as an expression of his Christian faith. Originally from Washington in 1979 Jerry and his family moved to Houston to start the journey of planting a new church. He planted and served that fellowship for 14 years. He then served for 22 years as a Regional Mission Leader for the Christian Reformed Church’s national mission agency. In this role he identified, developed and shaped a generation of leaders as he catalyzed mission efforts throughout the region. Retired, Jerry continued to use his leadership development gifts for 5 years as a Regional Pastor who pastors the pastors. He currently serves in a coaching role for other leaders.

Jerry’s educational journey has led him to receive a BA from Calvin College, a M.Div from Calvin Seminary and a Doctorate from Fuller Seminary. Norma, his wife of 50 years, shares his passion for mission and developing leaders. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Bob Terpstra

Board Member

Bob is a lifelong learner who has been a leader in a variety of contexts. His leadership journey as a life-long believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has allowed him to learn and serve in multiple ministry and nonprofit settings. Bob served as a school administrator for 23 years in 3 different schools across the country. He then returned to his alma mater for 13 years to serve in furthering their mission in the advancement department and is currently serving as the Human Resource Director for DOOR International, a worldwide ministry that serves the Deaf. He also works part time in his local neighborhood catalyzing partners in service of the many local diaconal needs.

Bob received a BA in secondary education from Calvin University and a MA in Educational Administration from San Jose State University. He has been married to Marj for 39 years. They are blessed to have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren.

Advisory Team

Rev. Dr. Kevin Adams

Advisory Committee Member

Kevin Adams is author of 150: Finding Your Story in the PsalmsThe Book That Understands You, The Gospel in a Handshake: Framing Worship for Mission, and the recently released “Living Under Water: Baptism as a Way of Life”.

From 1987-1991 Kevin was pastor of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Princeton, MN.  In 1991 Kevin and his wife Gerry planted Granite Springs Church, a congregation that has helped inspire a movement of church planting in the Sacramento area. He mentors church planters and pastors and is a spiritual director.  He serves as senior pastor, as a Program Affiliate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and has taught at Calvin Seminary, Western Seminary and William Jessup University.  He previously served on the Board of Calvin Seminary.  He has three adult children.

Dr. Bill Lodewyk

Advisory Committee Member

Bill Lodewyk is a gifted  non-profit leader who is passionate about what distinguishes and sustains leaders in the non-profit space. As the President of Elim Christian Services for the last 22 years, Bill serves a staff of over 400 seeking to lead them in Elim’s mission of equipping “people with disabilities to pursue their God-given potential.” 

As a former “missionary kid”, Bill’s passion for following Christ often takes him from his local church of Willow Creek to serve the global church in its vast diversity of expressions. These passions are also shared by his wife of 36 years, Kim, and by his three grown children. Bill has a BA. Education from Calvin College; MA. Educational Leadership from Cal State-Fullerton; and a Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Loyola University- Chicago. 

Sid Jansma III

Advisory Team Member

Sid is an experienced leader in the business and ministry community. He serves as President and CEO of Wolverine Gas and Oil Corporation, an independent energy producer. As a ministry leader he serves as an Elder at his local church, Discovery Church in Grand Rapids, MI. He has also served on the boards of various ministries focusing on bringing the transformational message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

Sid received his BA in Business from Calvin University and his MBA from the University of Michigan. He has been married to Sharin for 32 years who shares his commitment to serving and leading. They are blessed with 6 children.

Mark Dunn

Advisory Committee Member

Mark Dunn is an experienced and proven successful leader in the areas of business, nonprofits and ministry. As a business leader he is the founder and Managing Partner of Enam Investments, a consulting and investment firm focusing on small and medium-sized business opportunities.  He was a co-founder and Managing Partner at Cedar Springs Capital, a firm founded to invest in illiquid assets with a specific focus on GP restructurings.  He also served as the Managing Director at Lakeside Capital Group, LLC. As a nonprofit leader he served as  President of Heritage Christian Academy and Go Fund Director at The Global Orphan Project. As a ministry leader he is Co-Founder of 1000 Lighthouses, a mission focused on the Gospel expressions developing throughout the Middle East.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.

Charles Kim

Advisory Committee Member

Charles leadership experience has been developed in the worlds of business, nonprofit and ministry. Charles is the managing director for The Grace and Mercy Foundation in New York. Before joining the foundation, he worked as Diversity Leader with Resonate Global Mission, an agency of Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA).

His professional experiences include working as a senior consultant for Continental Chemical, Continental BioEnergy in Singapore, and vice-president of a biotech company, HepaHope, in Irvine, CA. He has directed large conferences such as JAMA, Youth Specialties, FRESH, and DCLA. He also produced a few documentary films related to the Korean War and co-authored a book (in Korean) on the Korean War published by Tyrannus International Ministry based in Korea.

He studied at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, and obtained MBA from Peter F. Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University in California.

Jill Stoltzfus

Advisory Committee Member

Jill is a gifted leader who brings a global leadership perspective as the Executive Director of ASJ, Association for a more Just Society. Jill’s passion for justice was stoked in her first exposure to Honduras and she has fuelled that commitment to ASJ since 2009. JIll also serves as a Steering Committee Member for the Faith and Public Integrity Network (FPIN), which helps equip Christians globally to address corruption and build public integrity. Jill received a B.A. in International Development from Calvin University and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University. Jill and her husband live in Eastern Michigan, and when the weather allows for it, you can find them outside golfing, gardening, or spending time with their dog, Dakota.

“Kevin’s passion and experience have been instrumental in building collaborative support and catalyzing vision for our organization. His desire and ability to build connections have led to substantial and transformative partnerships for our ongoing ministry efforts.”

— Mark Dunn, President, 1000 Lighthouses