B.A. Michigan State University

M.Div. Western Theological Seminary

D.Min. Western Theological Seminary


Dawn Boelkins

Associate Professor of Biblical Languages (retired)

Ordained to the gospel ministry within the Reformed Church in America in 1987, Dawn Boelkins has ministered in local congregations. She also taught biblical languages for over 20 years at Western Seminary to those who desire to be pastors themselves. That balance between parish and classroom—which informs and engages each other—has proven rich ground for illustrations and contemporary issues to help students wrestle with the power of the Gospel for the church today.

Most recently, Dr. Boelkins served the Second Reformed Church, Zeeland, Michigan, for seven years with her husband, the Rev. Dr. John Schmidt.

“Generally, students approach the biblical languages with some trepidation. I beckon them past their uncertainties into the humbling, exhilarating, and spiritually rewarding discipline of biblical translation and interpretation.”