Dorm Staff Profiles
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.
Brian and Valerie Weidemann
Residence Life Supervisors
Jaffray Dorm Parents
Brian and Valerie Weidemann are alumni of Dalat from the class of 1986. They both grew up as Third Culture Kids (TCKs); Brian grew up in Hong Kong and Val in Indonesia. They came to Dalat as dorm parents in 2001, serving in several different dorms, including Jaffray since 2010. They have two grown children who grew up at Dalat from early elementary through graduation. Their daughter teaches at Dalat with her husband, while their son lives in Chicago, IL, USA.
Brian and Val have led the boarding program as residence supervisors since 2004 which includes screening, hiring, training, and supporting the boarding staff team. They also represent the boarding program on school leadership, management, and student services teams, and lead the dorm council of student leaders from each dorm.
Keith and Rachelle Henderson
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 an executive pastor and Rachelle was the director of the children’s ministry, while working professionally as an interior designer.
Keith and Rachelle returned to Dalat as dorm parents in 2018 for Ziemer Dorm. They have 2 grown children; their daughter Sierra is the elementary and middle school spiritual life director at Dalat. Their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in Dallas, TX, USA.
Assistant Residence Supervisor
Susan is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) who spent her early years in West Africa and grew up with a draw to people and cultures all around the world. In 2012, after nearly 20 years of marriage, she and her husband Chris were grateful to venture over to Malaysia from the United States. Her focus was primarily on preparing their four children for adulthood in a cross-cultural context while her husband pursued his PhD and then started a business. They have two biological daughters and two sons adopted from South Korea. The older three children are now “adulting” in the United States, and their youngest is a student at Dalat.
Susan joined the boarding program as Assistant Resident Supervisor in 2023. Her passion is to see TCK’s find their place in the family of God and thrive in every aspect as they pursue their purpose in this complex world.
Guest House Coordinator
Short Stay Coordinator
Amber is from South Korea. She grew up in California and later attended international schools in Seoul. After graduating from Handong Global University she has worked in Christian ministry at Handong University (South Korea), Ellel Ministries (UK), and Handong International School (South Korea). She started serving as dorm assistant at Dalat in 2022.
Amber also serves as coordinator for the guesthouses and short stay programs