“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings of eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Mr. Dan Pott
In 1980 I graduated from Calvin College with a BA degree in education. I went on to receive my Masters’ Degree in Administration. I spent the next 12 years as a teacher, coach and administrator at Ada Christian. During those 12 years, I felt affirmed in my choice to work with students. I had opportunities to coach multiple sports at the middle school and high school level, as well as serve as Athletic Director in a variety of capacities at both Ada Christian and Grand Rapids Christian High School. My first love, however, was in teaching. During those years, I had opportunities to teach 6-8 grade science, math and Bible, as well as one year in second grade. My last two years I served as a Middle School Administrator at Ada Christian. In 1998 I accepted the position of Middle School Administrator at Hudsonville Christian and in 2011 became Superintendent of Hudsonville Christian.
I was born in Holland, Michigan, where I spent my first 18 years. I moved to Grand Rapids when I attended Calvin College. After graduation, I made Grand Rapids my home and I still call Grand Rapids home today. I am married to my wife, Lori, and am blessed with two beautiful children, Brandon and Linsey.
I was raised in a family where Christian education was part of the fabric of our lives. Both my Mom and Dad worked at Holland Christian; Mom in the front office and Dad as a teacher, athletic director and coach for 41 years. Christian education was integrated into our lives and it was not something we did only during “the school year”. I believe God has called us to raise our children to the best of our ability and for me that means immerse them in a Christ-like environment 24/7 – at home, in school and at church. I strongly believe Christian education should be attainable for all of God’s children, which is why I feel so strongly that each family that wants a Christian education should have that opportunity if they are are committed to that calling.