Three Michigan Cadets Earn Top Honor


Dustin Attema, Josh Feikema, and Ben Attema have earned the top honor of the Calvinist Cadet Corps—the Servant Leader Award. All three are members of North Blendon CRC in Hudsonville, Mich.

Calvinist Cadets is the boys’ club ministry offered in most Christian Reformed churches. The Servant Leader Award was established in 2000, but prior to this year Chad Huisman of Kellogsville CRC in Kentwood, Mich., was the only person to have earned it.

To attain the award, a Cadet must progress through all the ranks, from Recruit to Advanced Guide, earning at least 11 merit badges and six of the more difficult guide trails. Among other requirements, they must also participate in a Christian service project of at least five days.

Dustin Attema worked with a group to build a house in Tecate, Mexico. Feikema, who is also an Eagle Scout, spent two weeks in Quito, Ecuador, helping to construct a ministry building for a local church. Ben Attema has worked in inner-city Chicago for the past seven years.

—Calvinist Cadets