Wesley and Elizabeth DeYoung Family
This scholarship celebrates the lives and contributions of our parents, Elizabeth and Wesley DeYoung, who loved Calvin and whose faith was always most fervently on display when conveying God’s truth to new generations. Both were 1939 graduates of Calvin; our Dad went on to become a dentist, our Mom a teacher and homemaker. Calvin remained dear to them all their lives long. Wes spent many, many hours raising funds for the new Knollcrest Campus and served throughout the 1960’s on Calvin’s Board of Trustees. In their adulthood our parents found a natural affinity, an exceptional passion and commitment for expressing their faith to and nurturing the faith of adolescents. Their experience as church youth leaders was formational in their Christian journey, both in what they offered and in the blessings they received. A scholarship for the purpose of encouraging ministry among youth will honor their work and memory.