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 and love for 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:

Sunday, January 6. First Church of the Open Bible, 220 Beaver Ave (Beaver & Hickman). The church is doing a special Sunday Service focusing on taking care of your body. Pastor Spencer Keroff will be interviewing Van about his 100 pound weight loss and faith. Service begins at 10 am.  

Wednesday, January 9,  6 to 8:30 pm. Van will give the keynote speech for The 3E company suppliers and employees at their "Keep Climbing" success conference. This one is by invitation only.  West Des Moines Marriott. 

 Saturday, January 12, 10 am to 1 pm, Van and Bonnie broadcast live at the Home Show at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State fairgrounds, hosting a huge "reverse drawing" in which someone (maybe you) will win a trip for 2 to Branson, Missouri with lots of luxury amenities!   If you'd like a shot at 4 free tickets to the Home show, and thus a chance to be in the reverse drawing, go to and click on the contest page.  Details and entry are there.

Saturday, January 26,  8 am to 4:30, Van emcees the Inspire 2019 all day Health Conference. At the Mission Church, 12001 Ridgemont Drive, Urbandale. Details and registration at 

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Van will give the keynote speech at the "Iowa Healthiest State" annual banquet and awards event, at the Ron Pearson Hy-Vee Conference Center in West Des Moines.


Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 noon:  Van speaks to the Newcomers Compass Club Luncheon. Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway.