Connecting you with the area community.

The Center for Career and Life Calling exists to provide students and alumni with the tools to find meaningful life work using their God-given gifts and abilities. They offer career advising and assessment, coordinate teacher credential files and assist with résumés, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing skills, work etiquette and job offers.


To pursue on-campus employment, contact Jason Clayton, Dean of Career and Life Calling, by phone (616-222-1433) or email ( For additional resources for job seekers, such as local postings, resume help, and interview training, visit the Center for Career and Life Calling's webpage.

In addition, GRTS is located just minutes from Meijer, Starbucks, Applebee's, Panera Bread Celebration Cinema, UPS, Buffalo Wild Wings, P.F. Changs, Qdoba, and countless other restaurants and businesses where you may find  employment. There are also many other opportunities in the Downtown Grand Rapids area which is only a ten-minute drive away.

Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a thriving city and there are many affordably priced housing options for students and families. Housing opportunities are also posted on our announcement board in the seminary lobby. New to the Grand Rapids area? Welcome! We’ve got beaches for the summer, mountains for skiing in the winter, and the world’s largest art competition that takes place downtown every fall. Talk with our Admissions team to learn about what areas might be right for you and your family’s needs.

For more information about the city of Grand Rapids and all it has to offer, click here. You can download the official Visitor's Guide to Grand Rapids here.

Please Note: Though we try to keep this information updated, we cannot officially endorse any of the above information.