June 8 Home Communicator – I can only imagine how the founders of Hudsonville Christian School felt back in 1917 when the doors opened for the first time in the white building on School Avenue. Their desire and purpose were to educate their children in a school where God’s Word was central to all of learning. Even after over 100 years, I still sense this excitement each time I have visited the Elementary and Middle School campuses. This is the same excitement I have about rejoining the Hudsonville community this summer and being part of a Christian school that provides a Christ-centered and Biblical Education.
Since the announcement of being called to be the next Superintendent at HCS, I have had many individuals reach out to share countless testimonies of how this school has impacted them. HCS has had an impact in ways we cannot even imagine and we give God all the glory for it. It is beautiful. The stories and testimonies appear to be countless, and I cannot wait to hear more of them as I become entrenched into a great team of educators who continue to inspire our children. For those not aware, I attended HCS for most of my elementary and all of my middle school years. I cannot wait to give back to a school and community that have had a great impact on my life and who I have become as a child of God.
I desire to take a moment and say, “Thank you.” Thank you, board, teachers, staff, and families for providing me the opportunity and trust to inspire through leadership at Hudsonville Christian in a way that is God-glorifying and fruitful. God’s timing is impeccable. I thank Mary Broene for her dedication to HCS and for setting her personal plans of retirement aside for one more year to help as Interim Superintendent during a time of need. Well done, good and faithful servant. I am thankful for the humble service in the leadership of Tricia Kiepert and Justin Knot as well. Lord willing, I look forward to working alongside the two in the years ahead with the hope to further His kingdom in Christian Education. Finally, thanks to the HCS teachers, staff, parents, prayer warriors, and community members who have continued to place their trust in God’s plans of how He would orchestrate every detail for HCS this past year. I think I can assume that it has not always been easy to trust, especially this year with the many challenges placed before us. Yet, we can still be confident that God has a plan and will continue to be in control. It is a great reminder that God’s plan will give us great hope for the future and therefore provides us great peace. We continue to give Him the glory.
In His service,
Devon Brinks, Incoming HCS Superintendent