Al Meredith: Great Tragedy and Compassionate Faith

By Audrey Wierenga on July 17, 2020

On Sept. 14, 2019, Meredith published "Surviving Catastrophe: Lessons Learned from the Wedgwood Shooting." The book covers everything from forgiveness to Christian counseling to survivor's guilt. Meredith wrote the book as a guide for pastors, church leaders and Christians to survive their own "catastrophes."

Blake Wisz: Where Passion Meets Purpose

By Audrey Wierenga on April 14, 2020

God's call for our lives is not something to be taken lightly. Most of us are able to discern the direction He would like us to go, but we can't help holding on to our own plans in the meantime.

But then there are people like Blake Wisz (B.A. ’14), who faithfully follow the Lord wherever He leads and live out their faith with deep conviction.

Brodie Hock: Creating A 'Better Way to Donut'

By Audrey Wierenga on February 13, 2020

Brodie Hock (B.A. ’06), also known as "Bro," saw an opportunity for a better donut shop in Grand Rapids. Ever since growing up on Michigan's east side and frequenting a local 24-hour donut shop, he has loved the sweet treat. He came to Grand Rapids for college, but his love for donuts didn't stop there.

Mark Szatkowski: A Kingdom-Focused Movement

By Audrey Wierenga on January 13, 2020

For Mark Szatkowski, it all started with a conversation in Shanghai.

Szatkowski (M.B.A. ’14) started his journey to Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies the way most professionals do—with a desire to further his education. A native of Kalamazoo, he enrolled in PGS since there was a campus right "in his backyard."

"I was a self-ascribed Christian," Szatkowski said. "I went to Calvin…

Finding Faith After College

By Audrey Wierenga on May 17, 2018

Reality hits kind of hard after college. Suddenly classes are over and you jump into a job or job seeking. Your whole identity changes from student to employee. You might move to an entirely new town or move back in with your parents. However it goes, it's a transition. And it's easy to feel lost during a transition. You can sort of have an identity crisis.