Grace's life verse is Psalm 73:28: "But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds."(NIV) She loves to tell stories about how God has worked in her life and through her work.
She is actively involved in the Small Groups ministry at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, IL where she is both on the leadership team and leads a small group.
Cooking and sharing her home with friends and family who pass through the Chicago area give her great joy. She is the aunt to a nephew and two nieces, three grand nephews and three grand nieces. She and her mother, who lives nearby, enjoy dining out using discount coupons and two-for-one offers.
Trees and the outdoors provide refreshment and renewal. One of her favorite activities is walking in the Morton Arboretum.
|1982||MS Medical-Surgical Nursing, Northern Illinois University, IL|
|1972||BS Biology, Wheaton College, IL|
|1970||Diploma Nursing, West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, Oak Park, IL|
NCF Missions Director, 1999-2015
|Adjunct Faculty, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2002 - 2005|
|World Relief, Carol Stream, IL,1999 - 2002
Health Program Development Associate: US
|Luke Society, Inc., Vicksburg, MS,1991 - 1999
Community Health Programs Director/Domestic Ministry Coordinator
|Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Grand Rapids, MI,1985 - 1991
Health Consultant to Uganda, East Africa
|West Suburban College of Nursing, Oak Park, IL,1982 - 1984
Assistant Professor of Nursing
|West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, Oak Park, IL,1972 - 1982
Science Instructor, Nurse Educator
|Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1971 - 1972
Part-time College Health Nurse
|West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL, 1970 - 1972
Part-time staff nurse
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Journal of Christian Nursing. Winter 2004. Guest theme editor. Global Health: A New Look
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Tazelaar, G. Embracing Shalom. Journal of Christian Nursing. Accepted for publication Spring 2001.
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