The Pine Rest Foundation exists to provide Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services with financial resources and community support so its ministry of love and healing in Christ’s name can flourish and be enhanced.


Established in 1961, the Pine Rest Foundation generates philanthropic gifts for the Patient Assistance Fund, for the Pine Rest Foundation Endowment, and for special projects.

Van Den Berg Leadership Award

Jay Van Den Berg was a lifelong Pine Rest advocate. In the spirit of his leadership, the Foundation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Pine Rest through their resources. These individuals have given generously of their time, talents, and treasures to further the mission of Pine Rest.

Carol Van Andel (2014)
Dan and Lou Ann Gaydou (2011)
Doug and Lois Nagel (2009)
Norma Van Kuiken (2007)
Van Andel Family (2005)
Casey Wondergem (2003)
John and Sharon Bouma (2001)

Pine Rest Foundation Board of Governors

Executive Committee
Jan Winters, President
Tim Schowalter, Vice President
Al VanderLaan, Secretary
Laurie Murphy, Treasurer
Peter Boumgarden, at-large

Peter Baldwin
Peg Breon
Rev. Tony Campbell
Jack De Boer
Dr. Mark Eastburg, CEO, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Samantha Howell
Dr. Suzanne Keep
Teresa Newmarch, Executive Director, Pine Rest Foundation
Abbey Sladick
Gary Werkman