Henry Richard (Hank) Post

Profile Updated: September 4, 2011
Residing In: Grand Rapids, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Marlene Clarice Deckinga Post
Occupation (current & former): Institutional Chaplain
Additional Children Information: Ann Marie, b. 1968. Teacher at Alger School, GR MI, Richard Kent, b. 1970. Management, Patnos Recycling More…of Holland, MI, Brian Henry, b. 1975. Social Worker, Ionia County MI Community Mental Health.
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Personal/family interests:

Bicycling, Reading, Computer, mentoring, traveling, fishing, Grandchildren.

Summary of personal history since graduation:

Calvin College and Seminary 1961-69
Ordained in the Christian Reformed Church, 1970.
Campus Pastor, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, '69-'73.
Pastor, Little Farms Church, Marne, MI, '73-'75.
Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, Pine Rest Christian Hospital, GR MI, '75-'76.
Director of Pastoral Care, Foote Hospital, Jackson, MI, '76-'91.
Chaplain, Porter Hills Village, Grand Rapids, MI, '91-'01.
Minister of Pastoral Care, Park Congregational Church (U.C.C.), Grand Rapids, MI. '01-'05.

Active in progressive political organizations. Actively protested wars in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. Fellow in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Self-published essays on life as a chaplain. Advocated for family presence during resuscitation efforts in ERs. Sought opportunities to uplift the marginalized persons in American society. Advocated for prison reform and eventual abolition. Enjoys being present with five grandchildren. Enjoys creating discomfort among the comfortable class of our society, including myself.

School Memories you would like to share:

Concert Band trip to Sheboygan, WI.

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Nov 03, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Hey Bob! Our 50th Reunion was in 2011. You were missed. Glad you've joined now!

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Sep 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Dick and I played countless hours of bumper pool in our family basement on Nelson Ave.  We enjoyed each other's company.  

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Posted on: Aug 26, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Another birthday? I thought you just had one last year! The world is a darker place since your last year's birthday. May this birthday mark the beginning of a new day in this nation, the beginnings of hope, optimism, togetherness, and love. Happy Birthday, MC.

Mar 30, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Gathering with family at the time of Aunt Jan VandeKieft's passing, I was reminded of the 'old' days I lived on Nelson Ave and when you lived on Newton Street. I remember the two of us cruising Monroe Ave with all the windows down(your parents' Olds hardtop) to attract 'chicks.' How shy we were. We almost froze to death doing this in the winter. I remember you now as you continue to mourn the passing of Sharon. Peace Cuz. Henry (Hank) Post

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Top L-R:Jen & Brian Post, Ann Marie Post, Kyle Post(from S&R), Emma Post(S&R), Stacey & Rick Post,
Bottom L-R: Braden Post(from J&B),Madison Post(J&B, Hank & Marlene, Celia Post(S&R)
August, 2010.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
At a celebration of our 45th Wedding Anniversary in August, 2010. How blessed we are. I married a wonderful girl from southside Chicago who graduated from Blodgett School of Nursing ('63) and just happened to move across the street from my parents' home in 1963. The rest is history!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Celebrating my major hobby & commuting vehicle: bicycling and the bicycle. I've ridden 46000 miles since taking up the hobby in 1988 as a replacement for cigarettes. A good choice, I figure. I've made dozens of 'tours', incl this self-contained w/cart, plus thousands of commuter miles in Kent Co. I occupy one less car to slow the rest of you down!
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