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Angels Among Us Recognizes Central’s Dr. Vanderhoof

Dr. Vanderhoof one of McPherson's Angels Among UsCentral’s own Dr. Lara Vanderhoof, Chief Academic Officer, has been recognized as an Angel Among Us in McPherson, Kansas. Angels Among Us looks for “individuals who are extraordinary because of their efforts to make a difference in their community. These are your friends and neighbors who go above and beyond to answer the challenge and help those who cannot help themselves.”

Dr. Vanderhoof was recognized for her service in the McPherson community and beyond. She has served as a mental health therapist, social work program director and now Central’s Chief Academic Officer. She has coordinated events such as #wearblueday in support of the Blue Campaign that pushes awareness of human trafficking. Dr. Vanderhoof has led many other events on campus relating to topics such as Juneteenth, spiritual formation, and mental health. She also serves on the McPherson USD 418 School Board and is the Great Plains Free Methodist Conference Mission Chair and the Great Plains Free Methodist Conference Mission Liaison. Additionally, Dr. Vanderhoof leads the Set Free Movement and is a consultant for the City of McPherson’s Emergency Operation Center, Offender Victim Ministries, and United Way of McPherson County.

Dr. Vanderhoof was gracious for her nomination,

I am honored to be named as one of the McPherson’s Angels Among Us.  I appreciate this nomination, but truly this nomination goes to everyone who takes the time to invest in others.  The individuals in our community who have been named are a handful of the numerous members of our community who give selflessly daily.  I am grateful to reside in a community where giving of time, talents, skills, and resources is freely given by so many to strengthen our community here and around the world.

Central is so grateful for Dr. Vanderhoof and incredibly proud of her accomplishments. She truly embodies Central’s Vision by exemplifying how to be a “faithful steward of heart, mind, soul, and strength.” Thank you, Dr. Lara Vanderhoof, for all you do for Central and the greater McPherson community. Congratulations on being recognized as an Angel Among Us!

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About Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about who Central is go to Visit our areas of study page to learn more about these and other academic programs.


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