Van's Appearances & Speaking Events

Over the years Van has earned his reputation as a well-known broadcaster and great speaker. He continues to share his passion for radio, God and Iowa by speaking or broadcasting at local events. He's often asked to speak about radio, faith, his inventions, his books, his experiences with famous people and tell his funny and emotional stories. You can see Van at one of his appearances coming up! 

Events to Watch for: 


Saturday, October 7, 2023...5:30 pm...Van gives the keynote address for the Ankeny Christian Academy's annual Gala, celebrating 30 years. Held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College Campus in Ankeny.

On Memorial Day, 2024, Monday, May 27, in Parkersburg Iowa, there will be a full morning of tribute activities.  At 9 am, Van will give a keynote speech. Not sure yet exactly where that event will  be held, but you can contact Dave Dreyer, organizer, for more information at (319) 240-6984.   


Besides these, Van is currently teaching a class on the book of Revelation and end times from 9 am sharp to 9:50 am each Sunday at the First Church of Christ in Ankeny, 310 NW Ash Drive in Ankeny.  That will conclude on Sept 24.  Then Van will begin teaching a study on the first 10 chapters of Genesis at that same location and time beginning on Nov. 19.  Everyone is welcome!  And Van occasionally gives  the communion and offering meditations there during the 10 am church services.