Dorm Staff Profiles

Our Team

Our staff team consists of three dorm parent couples, two dorm assistants, and a nurse. They are all committed to making each student’s stay at Dalat a positive and enriching experience.

Team Profiles

Brian and Valerie Weidemann

Residence Life Supervisors

Jaffray Dorm Parents

Brian and Valerie Weidemann, alumni of Dalat from the class of 1986, came to Dalat as dorm parents in 2001 and have been dorm parents in three of the four dorms: Ziemer, Chandler and Jaffray Dorm. They have led the boarding program as residence supervisors since 2004 offering support, training and accountability to the boarding staff team. Brian and Val have two grown children who grew up at Dalat from early elementary through graduation.

Before coming to Penang in 2001, Brian and Valerie attended Wheaton College in IL, USA. Valerie received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education; she has worked as a writer/editor in Christian publishing and served as an Early Childhood Director in their local church. Brian studied Physical Education and then served in law enforcement for 10 years.

The Weidemanns have served as Jaffray Dorm Parents since 2010. As residence supervisors, Brian and Val provide ongoing support for dorm parents and dorm students. They meet regularly with the dorm staff team, each individual staff member, and with the dorm council of student reps from each dorm. They represent the boarding program on several committees, including School Leadership Team, School Management Team, and Special Services Team

Tom and Debby Cura

Jackson Dorm

Tom and Debby last lived in Long Beach, New York where Tom planted a church. Prior to their time in NY, Tom served as spiritual life director and Debby worked in the development office at Dalat. Tom and Debby returned as dorm parents for Jackson Dorm in 2019 with their sons, Tommy and Jack.

Keith and Rachelle Henderson

Ziemer Dorm

Keith graduated as a dorm student from Dalat in 1984. Rachelle grew up in Indonesia and was a dorm student at a boarding school in the USA. They served as dorm parents at Dalat from 2001-2004. Between 2004 – 2018, they planted a church in the Dallas area, Keith was one of the executive pastors and Rachelle was the director of the children’s ministry, while working as an interior designer. Keith and Rachelle returned to Dalat as dorm parents in 2018 for Ziemer Dorm. They have 2 grown children who live and work in the Dallas area.

Jan Hogan

Nurse

Guest House Coordinator

Jan Hogan is from West Virginia, USA where she worked as an Emergency Room Nurse. This is Jan’s second term of service at Dalat. She worked here as school nutritionist from 1990 to 1998. She has served as the school nurse since 2010. She has three grown children.

In addition to her role as the school nurse, Jan also serves as the guest house coordinator. Visiting parents can contact her to make reservations for a guest room when they visit their children.

Scott Poulter

Assistant Dorm Parent

Short Stay Coordinator

Scott Poulter, alumni of the class of 2007, returned to Dalat as Assistant Dorm parent in 2016. The son of Wycliffe missionaries, he grew up in Kenya, the United States, and Malaysia. He graduated with a photography degree from York College in 2011 and spent the next 4 years in the San Francisco art world managing logistics. After a brief stint working in a Kenyan refugee camp, he volunteered a year of service to his local church which introduced him to relational ministry and eventually led him back to Dalat. Scott serves in all three dorms, providing coverage on the dorm parents’ days off, in addition to providing administrative support to the whole boarding program.

Scott also serves as the program’s short stay coordinator.

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