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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids announced its new leader Thursday morning.

Dennis VanKampen will start on June 1st at the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit that serves the hungry and homeless of Grand Rapids.

VanKampen has served Mel Trotter for the past three and a half years as the Vice President of Programs, overseeing the mission's emergency shelter, employment and housing programs, food pantry, Public Inebriate Center, and all dental, chiropractic and vision clinics.

"Mel Trotter Ministries has continually shown me what it means to restore the broken, to lift the fallen, to feed the hungry, and to love and care for the marginalized, " said VanKampen in a press release. "I am honored, humbled, and grateful to be a part of this good work."

VanKampen also currently teaches professional and graduate studies at Cornerstone University and serves as a lay pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church.

VanKampen replaces Rev. Chico Daniels who resigned in September.


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