The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Waldorf part of Makeover

Dirk and Susan DeVries, and their children, April, Derik and Hanna, of Albert Lea, Minn., have a new house, thanks to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

And thanks to Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa, April DeVries, 17, has a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.

A letter from Richard Hanson, college president, noted the call to service that’s included in Waldorf’s mission statement and recognized the DeVries’ example of service to others.

“By putting others first, your family has shown how service becomes a way of life,” Hanson said.

The TV show’s producers cited Susan’s commitment to education (she teaches at nearby Hollandale Christian School) as one reason the family was chosen for the makeover.


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