Some of the people who are excited about assisting you in your Cadet ministry.

The people pictured below are the people you are most likely to talk to when you have questions regarding the Cadet ministry. Steve, Sarah, Trevor, Russ, Kim, and Becky are your Cadet corps staff. Either Kim or Becky will be the first to field your call (616-241-5616 ext. 4) or email and handle questions about orders, registrations, finances, and general club information and will be happy to pass along information to or get you in touch with Steve, Sarah, Trevor, or Russ.

Steve Bootsma

Executive Director

Steve is our Executive Director and from a big-picture perspective, he handles all things Cadet-related. You’ll find evidence of Steve’s involvement everywhere – he edits all Cadet publications and creates a fair amount of content for Cadet Quest, Bible lessons, newsletters, and other corps-wide communications. He also develops new ideas for Cadet curriculum, Cadet merchandise, and other ways of growing Cadets across the Corps.

Need a visit from a staff member? Have questions about Cadets? Need help with your club? Contact Steve!

Sarah Stuitje

Creative Director / Office Manager

Sarah is our Creative Director and Office Manager, so she is involved with the bigger projects of Cadets as well as the day-to-day operations. Sarah designs and manages the production of printed materials like Bible lessons, promotional materials, program resources, and more. She is also the Art Director of the Cadet Quest magazine. When not taking stock of inventory or managing projects, she updates resources to keep them current and relevant. She is instrumental in planning and organizing our annual Congress, and she works closely with Steve and the rest of the staff to develop new products.

Have an idea for a new product or Cadet merchandise? Need something new to help run your club better? Do you have questions about our products and supplies in general? Contact Sarah!

Trevor Burnett

Junior Designer / Video Producer

Trevor is our Junior Designer and Video Producer, and the latest addition to our Corps staff. He is the official Cadet photographer and videographer. He works closely with Sarah to design and update materials, as well as put together newsletters, and works with Russ to develop visual and video content for our social media and websites. In short, Trevor uses photography and video to help promote Cadets.

Need tips on documenting your Cadet event? Have an event you think should be photographed or committed to video? Contact Trevor!

Russ Roozeboom

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

Russ is our Marketing and Promotions Coordinator, which means he manages the content for our social media and many of our websites. He also creates and updates promotional and marketing materials to help you strengthen and grow your club as well as reach out to potential new clubs.

Know of a conference where we should promote Cadets? Have questions about growing your club or council? Would you like to share stories about your Cadets and club? Contact Russ!

Kim Keller

Administrative Assistant

Kim is one of our Administrative Assistants and is likely the first person you will talk to if you call us. At her position at the front desk, Kim answers phones and emails, and assists in filling supply orders. She is also the point of contact if you need to get in touch with your Director of Counselor Education or your congressman. In addition, Kim proofreads our materials, and manages our annual Fishing Tournament and Sporting Clay Shoot.

Questions about starting a club? Need info on DCE training? Have an order? Are you a congressman in search of information? Contact Kim!

Becky Baker

Administrative Assistant

Becky is an Administrative Assistant. She answers phone calls and emails, processes orders, and handles accounts receivable for supplies, donations, or events. She also manages our database and club membership information and proofreads Cadet materials.

Have a billing question? Curious about your membership? Have an order or donation? Contact Becky!

In Canada

If you have questions about supplies that you are ordering through the Canadian Supply center you will probably be talking to Sharon who answers the phone, and Janina who takes Cadet supply and uniform orders. Sharon and Janina are employed by deJong Enterprises to handle Cadet business in Canada.

Decision Makers

Who determines the course of the Calvinist Cadet Corps? The staff you see here? No. Their job is just to serve. If you are a counselor — you help decide the Corps future. A counselor can submit the proposal to the board of the council to which he belongs and they in turn can send it on to the executive committee.
The Corps executive committee only checks to see if there are sufficient grounds for the proposal and that it doesn’t violate the C.C.C. Constitution. If it meets those criteria, it will be brought to the floor of Congress and be voted on by this decision making body. If the proposal is accepted by Congress, it is the duty of the staff to develop or change any program materials and assist in any procedural or structural changes called for by the proposal. The Cadet Corps relies heavily on many men and women who volunteer their time. For example, there are thousands of volunteer hours that go into making the International Camporee and the International Convention such successful events. One volunteer, in particular, serves the organization in a key role. The Corps president presides over the executive committee, making sure that they stick to their task as administrators of the organization. Our current president is Dave Mast (photo left). It is the dedication and servant spirit of people like Dave who make the Cadet ministry possible.

E-mail the Corps Office at or call 616-241-5616, ext 4.

If you belong to an independent Cadet club the Cadet organization has a special person to assist you.