June 29, 1931, Holland, Michigan.
Slenk was educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Ohio State University, Columbus (PhD, dissertation: The Huguenot Psalter in the Low Countries). He taught at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, and Calvin College (1967–95). He was also organist and music director at Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids (1970–93). His works include:
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