Hope College Prep class of 1887. Degrees received from Hope College (1891, DD in 1909, MA, 1927); Princeton Theological Seminary (1893-1895); McCormick Theological Seminary (1895-1896); Columbia (Ph.D., 1912); Southwestern College (LLD, 1921). Ordained in the Classis of Michigan (1896). Pastor of Second Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan (1896-1899), First Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan (1899-1901), Hope Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan (1907-1909), Hamilton Grange, New York City, New York (1909-1912), Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky (1912-1917), and First Presbyterian Church, Oak Park, Illinois (1917-1920). Served as a missionary to Oklahoma (1901-1903). Hope College professor of psychology and pedagogy (education), 1903‑1909; president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1920-1930); professor of systematic theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1934-1936). Collection includes biographical information, correspondence (Rev. Walter A. Scholten, President Edward Dimnent), newspaper clippings, alumni address, memorial tributes, photograph, funeral sermon for Henry Dosker, his book, "The Faith of Christendom," 1936, and a pamphlet, "The Cisterns for the Fountain, 1916.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H88-0163. Vander Meulen, John Marinus (1870-1936). Papers, 1907-1936. 0.50 linear ft." (2013). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 775.
July 30, 2013.