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Dennis Neal Voskuil is a native of Wisconsin, growing up in Baldwin, Wisconsin, and obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsinin 1966. He then earned a B.D. degree from Western Theological Seminary in 1969 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974. Voskuil taught in the Harvard Divinity School in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1972-1973. He served as pastor of the Methodist Church in Watertown, Massachusetts, 1970-1973; Trinity Reformed Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1974-1977; and interim pastor at Third Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan, 1990-1992. From 1977 to 1994, he was a professor in the Religion Department at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Voskuil became the president of Western Theological Seminary in 1994. He also served as Interim President of Hope College from 2017-2019. The collection includes his papers when he was a member of the faculty of Hope College and member of the Religion Department from 1977 to 1994. He became the chairman of the department in 1984.


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