Cornerstone University Staff

John VerBerkmoes

Vice President for Adult Learning & Academic Dean for GRTS


Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.T.S., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
B.R.E., Cornerstone University


Biographical Information

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."

Select Publications

  • 2011 | "Understanding and Fostering a Culture of Assessment: A Primer for Academic Deans." Chaos Theory: A Handbook for Chief Academic Officers, edited by K. Billman and B. Birch. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Select Presentations

  • 2010 | The Association of Theological Schools: "Outcomes Assessment"
  • 2008 | The Association of Theological Schools: "Assessment and Accreditation"
  • 2007 | The Association of Theological Schools: "Assessment that Makes Sense"