Who We Are



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Jeff Roessing, Eighth Day Farm Director

Jeff lives on 18th Street with his wife Melissa, and three children, Tsepo, Naomi, and McKenna. Jeff graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and Western Theological Seminary in 2007.

email jeff@eighthdayfarm.org
cell (616) 335-0797







Kyle VanEerden, Farm Manager

2016 is Kyle’s fourth season with Eighth Day and he will be managing the CSA out of the Holland Town Center this year. Kyle graduated from Trinity Christian College in December 2012 with a degree in Sociology and Theology, but quickly realized that his real passion is playing in the soil. He now lives at Hope College where he works as a Resident Director.

email kyle@eighthdayfarm.org
cell (616) 826-3868



Sarah Hofman-Graham, Community Programs Coordinator

Sarah Hofman-Graham joined Eighth Day Farm in 2015. She leads the Backyard to Table program along with a handful of other educational opportunities. She has also worked on community garden projects with Baxter Community Center and South End Community Outreach Ministries while earning her BA in Environmental Studies from Calvin College. She and her husband Ian enjoy cooking and eating together, especially with a houseful of friends.

email sarah@eighthdayfarm.org


Miranda Ulmer

Miranda Ulmer, Intern

Randi is a senior at Hope College studying Biology & Environmental Science working with Eighth Day as an intern Spring 2016. She thoroughly enjoys food/cooking, and hopes to combine this with her passion for the environment while at Eighth Day (& forevermore).


The Board of Directors

  • Peter Christensen, President
  • Carter Baer, Vice-President
  • Matt Richardson, Treasurer
  • Elyse Cisler, Secretary
  • Andy Krino
  • Chris Bohle