Mark Reitsma: Carrying on the Family Tradition
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When Mark D. Reitsma, CFP, CMFC, was approached about serving on the Christian Health (CHCC) Board of Trustees, he didn’t hesitate to express his sincere interest.
“My family has a rich tradition of involvement with CHCC. My grandfather worked here for 25 years, and my grandmother for 33. There has to be something special about a place where so many employees stay for so long. When I was asked to get involved, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m definitely proud to continue the family tradition,” he explains. “CHCC is all about people. I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful people through this experience. A lot of good people are working together toward a common goal.”
Mr. Reitsma, who joined the CHCC board in 2003, is one of 16 trustees who volunteers his/her time and talents to help guide the Center. He currently serves as the Assistant Secretary.
“As trustees, our first and foremost responsibility is to ensure that the mission and core principles on which this institution were founded are being carried out, not only day-to-day, but also as we plan for the future,” says Mr. Reitsma, who is a partner at Regency Wealth Management in Ramsey. “Being on the various committees gives you a much better handle on what’s happening at the Center on a daily basis. It allows you to get a fuller understanding and really participate.”
Mr. Reitsma hopes his tenure with the board will be as long-lived as his grandparents’ involvement with the Center.
“I’m a firm believer in tithing back to God a portion of what He has so richly blessed me with. In my interpretation, that’s not just limited to dollars. I think that also means giving of your time and talent,” he explains. “I make an effort to devote as much time back to Kingdom work as I can, and I’m very thankful to have a job that allows me the flexibility to do that.”