March 3 Home Communicator -Standing Firm Yet Moving Forward
Hudsonville Christian School continues to be blessed! New families continue to choose to enroll their children at HCS. We continue to employ excellent teachers who not only challenge the students academically but also nurture their faith and walk with Jesus. We continue to be able to offer a variety of programs, services, and resources that allows us to serve all God’s children. We continue to be supported by wonderful families, grandparents, donors, and other stakeholders who share the mission and vision of HCS. We continue to make decisions that are covered in prayer and grounded in His word. Above all, we continue to serve a faithful and sovereign God whose blessings and unconditional love are present every day.
We will rely on God’s faithfulness and wisdom as we engage in the process of both Strategic Plan work and the Superintendent Search. Some people have been inquiring about these so it seems timely to give a brief update on both initiatives.
Strategic Plan– Thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey that was emailed to you. The input will be used to set goals and guide our work creating a new 5-year Strategic Plan that will continue to advance the mission and vision that is the heart of Hudsonville Christian School. The goal is to have the Strategic Plan completed and approved by the School Board in November 2020. It is vital to have this in place as we anticipate having a new superintendent in place for the 2021 – 2022 school year. I will give you updates as the work continues. Please cover this work in prayer.
Superintendent Search– I continue to be both humbled and blessed to be filling the role of Interim Superintendent for the remainder of this current school year and all of the 2020 – 2021 school year. It is a privilege to do my best to honor Dan Pott’s legacy and to continue to move forward the mission and vision of Hudsonville Christian School. We are confident that God has already chosen the person who He wants to be the next Superintendent of HCS. The search for that person will begin in earnest the month of August. Current School Board President, Chuck Swanson, along with the Search Committee are outlining the process. We are prayerfully considering doing this work in conjunction with the help of a professional consultant group partnered with Christian Schools International. This group specializes in searches that only place Christian School leaders and have developed a comprehensive list of qualified and potential leaders nationwide. You will be an important voice in this process. Focus groups will be held next fall for both HCS parents/constituents and HCS staff to give input to help define the well-qualified and Christ-honoring candidate – that humble servant leader – whom we are seeking to continue the mission and vision that is the heart of Hudsonville Christian School. You will remain updated as this process continues. Please cover this work in prayer.
As always, my door is open if you have questions, concerns, or just want to drop in to say hello. Hudsonville Christian School is a blessed place! God has been faithful to Hudsonville Christian School for over 100 years. I am confident that He will continue to remain faithful in the many years to come as we continue to stand firm in His Word while moving forward.
Mary Broene, Interim Superintendent