John Baas has served as Vice President for Advancement at Dordt University since 2005. Previously John served for 13 years at Calvin University in major gift fundraising and campaign leadership. John earned his BA in Business Administration from Calvin University and MBA from Grand Valley State University. He is a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center IA where he has held various leadership roles and currently serves on the Lay Ministries Committee and teaches catechism to 8th grade students.
John has been married to Beth (Vanden Akker) for 28 years and they have four children between ages 17-25. A lifelong and longsuffering fan of the Chicago Cubs, John seems especially happy recently.