Katie Van Dam

Director of Student Engagement
All StaffStudent Life & Learning

Contact Information
Phone: +1-724-458-3352
Email: VanDamKJ@gcc.edu

Katie Van Dam


  • B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Digital Arts, Crown College; Minors in Video & Film and Christian Studies
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education, Crown College   

Edgerton, Minn. (the southwest corner of the state near the South Dakota/Iowa border)

About Me
The first 18 years of my life took place in small-town Minnesota. Being the oldest of three promoted me to “junior mom” to my younger brothers, Jacob, a junior at Crown College, and Joshua, a junior at Southwest MN Christian Schools. My parents work in Edgerton. Mark, as a Director of Procurement for Monogram Foods, and Paula, the business owner of Katie’s Closet & More. During my senior year of high school, God led me to my second home - Crown College. Growth, challenges, and community are just a few words to summarize my time in the twin cities. In July of 2022, I accepted a position at my alma mater, Southwest MN Christian Schools, as their Events / Promotions / Student Life Coordinator. God’s plan for my life is vastly different than my own. His plan blew me away because now I am venturing over to the beautiful state of Pennsylvania.