My name is Matthew Kuiper, son of John and Cheri Kuiper here at Ivanrest. I am the Head Cadet Counselor at Ivanrest. I am 21 years old and am currently in a year long internship through mortuary school on my way to becoming a funeral director. Before mortuary school, I studied at Calvin College to receive credit for an associates degree. I love spending time with kids and watching them grow in their relationship with Christ. Through all that, I am excited to help the kids learn how to use basic tools that can help them make fun projects. You can reach me at

Important things to know

Our first opening night of Cadets begins Monday, September 17 from 7-8:45PM. Invite your friends (boys grades 3-6)!

Cadets Parent Info

All Cadets need to have a registration form filled out ASAP.

This year’s dues are $25.00. You can make checks payable to Ivanrest Church and pay at one of the first meetings or you can pay online here.

Upcoming Events

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Cadet Olympics

Here are some of the fun things we did in Cadets last year.

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