About Daniel Boerman

Daniel Boerman grew up in a close-knit Christian family in the small Dutch Reformed farming community of Oakland, Michigan. After graduating from Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, in 1969, he attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Calvin College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from seminary with an MDiv. While a student pastor in seminary, he conducted worship services and preached.

When he was unable to fulfill his ambition to enter the ministry, he took temporary jobs in maintenance and social work. Later, he settled into a hardware career, working at Gemmen’s Hardware in Hudsonville and Modern Hardware in Grand Rapids, serving as both a salesman and a retail buyer.

Boerman has also been a member of the writer’s group at Herrick Public Library in Holland, Michigan. His more than twenty-five articles, not to mention his short stories and poems, have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the Storyteller, Mature Living, Evangel, the Pegasus Review, the Cresset, Touchstone, the Banner, Restoration Quarterly, the Church Herald, and Prism.

Boerman lives in Hudsonville, Michigan, with Linda, his wife of thirty-four years, who works at a hospital in Grand Rapids as a registered nurse. Their two children, Melissa and Josh, work as a speech therapist and an electrical engineer, respectively. Boerman has been an active member of Forest Grove Christian Reformed Church for twenty-seven years and has served as a deacon, elder, committee chairman, and Bible study leader. In his free time, he enjoys working in his vegetable garden, selling produce at his roadside stand, and reading literature, theology, and history.

He believes he has combined his passions—his love of the country life, his search for understanding, and his creativity—by writing a memoir about his boyhood on the farm. “The farm boy has returned home,” he writes, “and, in so doing, has rediscovered himself and the significance of his rural Christian heritage.”