In Memory of Dr. Robert Vandervennen, GSC’s First Executive Director from 1995-2005

Click here to read Dr. Vandervennen’s Obituary

“Bob was our first Executive Director for what was then Christian Studies International… That first year we were in Russia (95-96)… we were communicating directly with the Kansas City headquarters of IICS on all kinds of issues, and it was not easy, given that we ourselves were dealing with all kinds of new challenges in Moscow… I think, honestly, if Bob had not taken over at that point, our ministry in Moscow would not have lasted! And he did a wonderful job of communicating with our supporters, as well as growing the Canadian branch by getting [more professors] to start overseas ministry those years.”

– Dr. Wendy Helleman shares the news via email.
(Wendy and husband, Adrian, were GSC’s 1st overseas professors)