My Travel Through Life: Memoir of Family Life and Federal Service

My Travel Through Life: Memoir of Family Life and Federal Service

My Travel Through Life: Memoir of Family Life and Federal Service

My Travel Through Life: Memoir of Family Life and Federal Service

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Overview

Stephen J. Hiemstra (PhD) chronicles his early life, schooling, military service, and civilian service in the federal government.

Stephen is a Professor Emeritus at Purdue University and former Senior Research Fellow in the School of Business and Public Policy at George Washington University. He is the founder and Director of the hospitality Ph.D. program in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. He is currently retired and living in Falls Church, Virginia.

Stephen has 15 years of experience in teaching and research, and 23 years in administration and research at the USDA. His areas of research focused primarily on:

1. Supply and demand for lodging services, and impacts of room taxes on the lodging industry;

2. Tourism forecasting and impact analysis;

3. Foodservice industry structure and demand analysis; and,

4. School foodservice purchasing, pricing, and management.

5.

He published over 200 refereed articles including 75 refereed journal articles. He was the recipient of I-CHRIE Lifetime Research Award (John Wiley & Sons) award and the Editor of National Food Situation for 7 years.

His grants and management consulting related to foodservice, lodging, and tourism include:

1. U.S. food assistance program evaluation, management and administration;

2. food marketing economics - e.g. food demand, price analysis, and projections, Management information processing and analysis, State Extension Service Agricultural Economist; and

3. U.S. Air Force where he served as Communication's Officer in Korea.

He has an extensive bibliography of published research, and considerable experience in public speaking and TV and radio presentations, is computer literate, and adept at quantitative statistical analysis.

Stephen is a graduate with a bachelors and master's degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He received his doctorate in agricultural economics at University of California at Berkeley in 1960, after service in the U. S. Air Force. He grew up on a grain-livestock farm in near Oskaloosa, Iowa.

ISNI: 0000-0000-2990-6376, Personal Memoirs/Historical


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942199038
Publisher: T2pneuma Publishers LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Stephen J. Hiemstra (PhD) chronicles his early life, schooling, military service, and civilian service in the federal government. Stephen is a Professor Emeritus at Purdue University and former Senior Research Fellow in the School of Business and Public Policy at George Washington University. He is the founder and Director of the hospitality Ph.D. program in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. He is currently retired and living in Falls Church, Virginia. Stephen has 15 years of experience in teaching and research, and 23 years in administration and research at the USDA. His areas of research focused primarily on: 1. Supply and demand for lodging services, and impacts of room taxes on the lodging industry; 2. Tourism forecasting and impact analysis; 3. Foodservice industry structure and demand analysis; and, 4. School foodservice purchasing, pricing, and management. 5. He published over 200 refereed articles including 75 refereed journal articles. He was the recipient of I-CHRIE Lifetime Research Award (John Wiley & Sons) award and the Editor of National Food Situation for 7 years. His grants and management consulting related to foodservice, lodging, and tourism include: 1. U.S. food assistance program evaluation, management and administration; 2. food marketing economics - e.g. food demand, price analysis, and projections, Management information processing and analysis, State Extension Service Agricultural Economist; and 3. U.S. Air Force where he served as Communication's Officer in Korea. He has an extensive bibliography of published research, and considerable experience in public speaking and TV and radio presentations, is computer literate, and adept at quantitative statistical analysis. Stephen is a graduate with a bachelors and master's degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He received his doctorate in agricultural economics at University of California at Berkeley in 1960, after service in the U. S. Air Force. He grew up on a grain-livestock farm in near Oskaloosa, Iowa. ISNI: 0000-0000-2990-6376, Personal Memoirs/Historical

John Elmer Hiemstra is a native of Oskaloosa, Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from Central College, the Masters of Divinity from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Education from Rutgers University. He was ordained as a Minster of the Word and Sacrament by the Reformed Church in America in 1955 and has served as a minister until 2015. He is married to Norma Franklin, RN, also from Oskaloosa, Iowa. They have four daughters, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They live in West Nyack, NY. John became an Executive Minister for the Reformed Church's Stewardship Council in 1964, the Executive for North American Mission in 1968, the National Director for United Ministries in 1972 and the Executive Minister of the Synod of New York, Reformed Church in America in 1979. From 1994 until 2008 he was the Executive Director of the Council of Churches of the City of New York. He was the Director of the Council's Caregiver Project formed after the 9/11 attack.. While serving in pastorates, he has served as a chaplain in several hospitals and nursing homes. He is a certified chaplain with certification in Clinical Pastoral Education, (CPE). He served as the Council's Chaplain Certification Officer for several years. His hobbies include flying, photography and traveling. Among his specialties are church relations with churches in Russia, Korea, the Middle East and China where he has visited on several occasions, often leading a group of church leaders. John has also received the Man of the Year Award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce, served as President of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, as President of the New York State Council of Churches and as President of the Classis of the Greater Palisades of the Reformed Church. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He is listed in Who's Who In America 2007 edition. September, 2016

I am a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, speaker... This blog assembles my ministry writing and makes it more intentionally available to my family, friends, and other readers. Hear the words; walk the steps; experience the joy! Background. I graduated with a masters of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC in October 2013. Prior to seminary, I worked for 27 years as an economist with the federal government in five different agencies. My doctorate is in agricultural economics from Michigan State University (1985). Family. My wife, Maryam, and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2014. Maryam hails from Iran and teaches high school mathematics and chemistry. I grew up in the Washington DC metro area but spent summers as a kid on my grandparent's farm in Iowa. We have three adult children: Christine (born 1989), Narsis (1991), and Stephen Reza (1992). We have lived in Centreville, VA since 1986. Bilingual. Because I believe that a pastor needs to serve the entire community, I have focused on improving my Spanish and serving in Hispanic ministry since 2011. The U.S. stands only behind Mexico in the number of Spanish speaking residents which is why T2Pneuma is bilingual-Spanish and English. I have used bilingual reflections to prepare for my adult Sunday school class and for other purposes. I also occasionally preach in Spanish having learned most of my Spanish living in Puerto Rico for a summer (1977). I follow blogs in German because I studied a year in Göttingen, Germany (1978/79). Publishing. Because I am a tentmaker (volunteer pastor/evangelist), I also have a commercial website: T2Pneuma.com. On January 16, 2014, I registered T2Pneuma Publishers LLC (P.O. Box 230564, Centreville, VA 20120) in the State of Virginia for purposes of supporting my ministry through publishing Christian books in English and Spanish: My first book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality, was published on July 26, 2014 and along with a Kindle EBook edition are available on Amazon.com. The Spanish edition was published in September 2015 and also appears in both paperback and Kindle. ISNI: 0000-0000-2902-8171

Table of Contents

DEDICATION v
FOREWORD  vii
PREFACE  xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  xv
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS  xxi

INTRODUCTION
Growing Up in Iowa  3
Beginnings  4
Family Life  5
Family Trips  13
Grade School and Beyond  15
The Farm  18

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Student Life  26
Roller Skating  33
Canadian Relatives  36
Canadian Travels  40

United StateS Air Force 
Lackland Air Force Base  46
Scott Air Force Base  49
Service in Korea  51
Off Duty in Korea  56

Graduate School
Master's Degree  64
Doctor of Philosophy  68
Travels in California  75

Economic Research Service, USDA
Marketing Economics Division  86
Economic and Statistical Analysis Division  90
Interesting Travel  100

Food Nutrition Service, USDA
New Assignment  108
Food Stamp Program  122
Child Nutrition Programs  143
Child Care Food Service  165
Women, Infant, and Children Program  168
Personal Travel  173
Mr. Hekman's Retirement  180
New Administrator  182
Council on Wage and Price Stability
The FAT Division  190
Industry Meetings  197
Second and Third Years  202
Program Evaluation  204
Other Travel  211

Return to the Food Nutrition Service, USDA
Changing of the Guard  218
Other Travel  230

A SON'S REFLECTION
Family Life   234
Professional Work   235
Purdue University  237
Past Time  240
Faithfulness as a Churchman   241

APPENDIX A: FAMILY CHRONOLOGIES
Brief History of Friesland  267
Hiemstra Family History  269
A Brief History of Ede  277
Tysseling, Van Zee, and DeKock Family Histories  279
Brief History of Pella, Iowa  286

APPENDIX B: BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN J.
HIEMSTRA  287

Appendix C: Places Lived and Churches Attended
Places Lived  289
Churches Attended  290

APPENDIX D: REFLECTIONS ON A CAREER OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY NEIL E. HARL  291

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