Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)

Advisory Council and NetVUE Staff


Stephen R. Briggs
Berry College
Donna M. Carroll
Dominican University (IL)
Darrel D. Colson
Wartburg College
Joel L. Cunningham
Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Professor of Mathematics
Sewanee: The University of the South
David S. Guthrie
Professor of Higher Education
Geneva College
Beverly W. Hogan
Tougaloo College
Charlie T. McCormick
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Schreiner University
Lisa D. Rhodes
Dean of Sisters Chapel and Director, Sisters Center for WISDOM
Spelman College
Tracy Wenger Sadd
Chaplain and Executive Director, Purposeful Life Work and Ethical Leadership
Elizabethtown College
Paul J. Wadell
Professor of Religious Studies
St. Norbert College

Shirley J. Roels
Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE

Shirley Roels is CIC senior advisor and director of NetVUE. In this role, she oversees and guides NetVUE activities, working with both the CIC staff and the NetVUE advisory council from the NetVUE office based in Grand Rapids, MI. After serving as a faculty member in business and as dean of academic administration, Shirley directed the Lilly Vocation Project at Calvin College from 2002 until 2009. In addition to her NetVUE responsibilities, Shirley directed the Van Lunen Center from 2006-2012 and is a professor of management at Calvin. She has an undergraduate background in communications, humanities, social sciences and teacher education, a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in higher education from Michigan State University.
Shirley can be reached by email at or by phone at (616) 526-7819.

David S. Cunningham
Scholarly Resources Project Director

David Cunningham is director of the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project. In this role, he shapes contributions from scholars of vocation that create resource materials for NetVUE member campuses. In addition to his NetVUE responsibilities, David directs the CrossRoads Project at Hope College and has been a faculty member there since 2003. As a professor of religion, he was previously on the faculty of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and has also taught at the University of St. Thomas and at Austin College. David has an undergraduate degree in communication studies and a master's degree in theology and religious studies from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in religion from Duke University.

David can be reached by email at or by phone at (616) 395-7320.

Michael G. Cartwright
Assistant Director of NetVUE
Michael G. Cartwright is the assistant director of NetVUE and was the director of the NetVUE Chaplaincy Conferences. In this role he gathers ideas about strategies and resources for robust campus chaplaincy and creates NetVUE programs for campus members. In addition to his NetVUE responsibilities, Michael is the special assistant to the president for mission and an associate professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Indianapolis and has been a faculty member there since 1996. Previously he served as the director of the Lantz Center for Christian Vocations at the university and was a faculty member at Allegheny College.  Michael has an undergraduate background in English literature, a master's of divinity, and a PhD in theology and ethics.
Michael can be reached by email at or by phone at (317) 788-3233.

Lynne M. Spoelhof
NetVUE Program Coordinator

Lynne Spoelhof is the NetVUE Program Coordinator. In this role, she manages information and databases, assists campus members, plans conferences and gatherings, and supports all NetVUE grants and initiatives, working with CIC staff from the office based in Grand Rapids, MI. Prior to her current responsibilities, Lynne served as an elementary teacher for a number of years and developed her office management skills in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. Lynne has an undergraduate degree in elementary education, communication arts and sciences, and English from Calvin College.

Lynne can be reached by email at or by phone at (616) 526-7819.