John VerBerkmoes

Executive Vice President for Academics and Dean of GRTS

Staff Positions

  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary / Administration
  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Administration
  • Adult & Graduate Studies / Administration
  • Adult & Graduate Studies / Business


Ph.D., Michigan State University

M.T.S., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

B.R.E., Cornerstone University


About John

Verberkmoes’ research interests include adult learning, teaching and learning, assessment of student learning, and organizational leadership.

He and his wife Kelly live in Rockford, MI. They have two children, Jason and Leslie. In addition to spending time with his family, John enjoys time in God's creation through hunting and fishing.

About GRTS, Verberkmoes said, "GRTS is a community of learners (faculty, staff, and students) who are working diligently to make a contribution to the advancement of God’s Kingdom in the world. It is a distinct honor to serve alongside those with who I share core values, calling, and mission."