CCU Spotlights

Joel Rietema

Joel  Rietema

Resident Director
Residence Life

Employed at CCU since 2011

Degrees And Professional Experience:
  • M.A. Youth and Family Counseling (Denver Seminary)
  • B.A. Secondary Education; Biology and Physical Education (Calvin College)
Describe your most memorable experience at CCU:
I remember when we took the new RA staff up to the mountains for a weekend retreat to prepare for the year. I really loved getting to know CCU students on a personal level for the first time. We had a great time laughing, sharing, and relaxing together. I especially remember singing songs around the campfire and worshipping Jesus together as a Residence Life staff!
What makes CCU different from other work environments?:
CCU is a place that is unashamedly Christian and the biblical worldview infiltrates everything we do - I love that! Many institutions wrongfully use the Christian name while quietly pursuing other ambitions. At CCU, everyone is on the same page about who we are and what our goals are in being here.

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