I am now a retired minister of the URCNA. In 1975 I returned to Canada from Kampen, the Netherlands, and travelled to various seminaries and sites in the Eastern portion of the United States with Andries. We went from New York all the way to Florida. Dries interviewed several professors at various notable seminaries. He was always polite, respectful, and genuinely interested in hearing the views of others. I was also personally very encouraged by him. He was a very good friend and I loved him in a Christian sense, and will never forget this trip.