Instructors

Executive Director, Servant’s Heart Ministry

John Oostdyk

General Construction


John stepped into the role of Executive Director of Servant’s Heart Ministry in 2010, after serving for 20 years with the ministry. Having grown up with an exposure to all the key trades, he’s worked on service projects since 11 years old and flipped houses with his dad for 6 years. The vision for the Workmanship Program has been about three years coming, and now that it’s here, John’s exercising his passion for training young people.

President/Contractor, Dykhouse Construction Company

Larry Dykhouse Jr.

General Construction


Larry Dykhouse, a 2nd generation carpenter by trade, has been honing his craft full time for the last 25 years. Passed down from his father and strengthened in his year at SUNY Delhi, Larry’s passion for carpentry radiates from him with every lesson he teaches. We’re grateful to have such a competent and passionate craftsman committed to training and mentoring our students.

Project Manager, Servant’s Heart Ministry

Stan Hankinson

Plumbing


After 40 years of working as a plumber, 8 of those years serving with Servant’s Heart Ministry, Stan joined our staff full time. He’s an incredible asset to our team with his diverse experience in construction, including roofing, siding, cabinetry, and mechanics, as well as his passion for serving and pouring into the next generation.

Assistant VP of Civil Engineering, LAN Associates

Erik Boe

Introduction to Construction: Design Process


Erik has been serving with Servant’s Heart from its start, sitting on the board for the last six years. He’s now using his 19 years of experience working as a civil engineer to co-lead the first class, where students are introduced to the critical path method, the key players that make up the construction industry, and the design process. Erik makes teaching look easy with his ability to break down complex topics in a way that our students can understand and learn. We’re lucky to have him.

Assistant VP of Architecture, LAN Associates

Matt Wolfe

Introduction to Construction: Design Process


Matt has joined our team of instructors to co-lead our Introduction to Construction class, using his 14 years of work experience as an architect in both the residential and commercial sector. Matt is passionate about using his professional abilities to make a difference and is excited about the opportunity to serve locally.

Owner/Mason, Capstone Construction

John Porcelli

Masonry


John has been working as a mason for 31 years, running his own business for 16 years and serving with Servant’s Heart over the last 5 years. We’re grateful to have John’s masonry expertise and heart for serving in the classroom. John sees a need for skilled workers and is passionate about giving opportunities to the next generation.

Mason, Retired

Ed Kruithof

Masonry


The second mason on our instructor team, Ed, is sharing 42 years of knowledge he’s acquired working as a mason. Now retired, he does masonry work with his brother and serves with Servant’s Heart on his off time.

Electrician, Jeff Borst Electrical

Tony Dedrick

Electrical


Tony is one of two electricians who is leading our 3 electrical classes. He comes with 40 years experience as an electrician, including 16 years owning his own business. Tony joined our team of instructors because he loves the work he does, sees the need for more tradesmen, and is excited to pass along knowledge to the next generation.

Electrician, Jeff Borst Electrical

Dave Reid

Electrical


The second of our electrical duo, Dave brings 20 years of electrical experience to the classroom. His aptitude for teaching makes him a valuable asset to our team of instructors.