Campus Ministries’ unsung hero

Danny Mooers- Staff Writer

Alex Geleynse, the Discipleship Coordinator at Dordt College, has become well-known around campus as much more than another friendly face.

“Alex wants to spiritually pour into everyone he interacts with. It is clearly one of his goals,” said junior Nathan Struyk.

Alex and his family were in a difficult place two years ago, after Geleynse graduated with his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

“We didn’t know what to do. I had just gotten my Master’s Degree, but we felt called to ministry,” Geleynse said. “So my family took a chance, and we are so happy here at Dordt.”

His role as Discipleship Coordinator has already placed him in charge of organizing PLIA and AMOR, but he also feels a sense of freedom within his job. For example, Dordt has given Alex permission to experiment with things that the Lord has put on his heart.

In his time here, he has developed a discipleship group which educates students on how to become disciple makers and has also taken on a mentorship role for several students across campus.

Alex also has a position as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team, which he sees as an extension of his already-broad ministry field.

“Alex offers a lot of spiritual guidance in many areas on campus. He puts his ministry goals above anything else at Dordt,” said junior Reggie Hostetler.

Geleynse has especially become known for doing all of this work with one overall goal in mind.

“When I see students leave Dordt, I want them to be intentional creators and disciples makers, to seek love and save the lost,” Geleynse says.

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