Whitney Scholtens

Whitney Scholtens is a mom of four boys and wife to one. She and her family live near Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a natural at making a fool of herself and has learned to celebrate mediocrity. Whitney spends her time chasing after her four precious boys, marveling at God's amazing grace, and advocating for the good work of Children's HopeChest. A special shout out goes to her husband, Kurt, for undeniably supporting her HopeChest and Ethiopia habit over the past few years.


How Social Work and Adoption Led Me to Work at HopeChest

Whitney’s work at Children’s HopeChest as Partner Development Manager is to connect others who share her passions of justice and advocacy to HopeChest’s invitation to community transformation. Today she shares her powerful and vulnerable story of how social work and adoption led her to work with HopeChest.

E for Education

Two years ago we embarked on a campaign to raise a significant amount of money to bring a kindergarten education to the community of Burayu, Ethiopia.  I searched for a tagline of sorts to motivate the audience for this campaign.  I happened upon some of the history of Nelson Mandela and his story of trial, …

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I Wasn’t the Solution

I certainly was not prepared to be pursued as a solution to their desperation, mostly because I knew I wasn’t the solution. I was grossly uncomfortable with the thought that anyone might think I actually was.