April 2017

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

Chaplain Norman F. Brown graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1969. He served aboard destroyers during the Vietnam conflict and ashore in San Diego, Calif., as an instructor. By then God had made clear his call to work in pastoral ministry, and Norman entered Calvin Theological Seminary, graduating in 1980. Chaplain Brown pastored churches during his ministry career but spent most of his time as a navy chaplain. During one assignment he served three years at Holy Loch, Scotland, where he and his wife, Ruth, encountered the Iona Community and their emphasis on spiritual disciplines. Chaplain and Mrs. Brown have three married children and nine grandchildren.

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May 2017

Scott DeVries

Scott DeVries

Scott DeVries serves as a ministry coordinator for a few dozen Christian Reformed churches in the Holland, Michigan, area. He has a passion for prayer, church organization, and studying the Scriptures in their original languages. He has also written devotions for Bethany Church in Holland, Michigan, where he is a member and formerly served as a pastor.

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June 2017

Don Byker

Don Byker

Don Byker has been a pastor since 1984 in various churches and institutional settings. Don and his wife, Donna, are the parents of four adult children, two of whom are married. Donna and Don are also the glad grandparents of three granddaughters. Currently Don is serving in a rural church in Michigan full of gardeners.

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