Valerie grew up in Sheboygan, Wis., and came to Grand Rapids to study at Calvin College. With a bachelor's degree in communications from Calvin, Valerie headed into the career of wedding planning. After five years of wedding planning (and coordinating over 100 weddings), the Lord led her to Cornerstone University.
"There are so many things I love about working at Cornerstone. Getting to know students and see them grow throughout their time at CU is such a privilege. Working alongside other believers is also such a gift. Every day we are able to further Christ's kingdom while at work—it is such an awesome thing!"
With a passion for event management and a heart for hospitality, Valerie developed the department of Events & Hospitality at Cornerstone. Her and her husband Mike have been married for almost five years and have two young children—Brielle (2.5) and Beckett (10 months).
- Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric in Communications, Calvin College
—Spending time with her kids
—Relaxing in the sun