Proverbs 3: 5 - 6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Mr. Devon Brinks
In 2003, I graduated from Unity Christian High School. Over the next few years, I completed a BA degree from Trinity Christian College (TCC), located in Palos Heights, Illinois. After graduating from TCC in 2007 with a History major and two minors in Secondary Education and Physical Education, I began my teaching career as a Junior High teacher at DeMotte Christian Grade School. I taught History, Physical Education, and Computer Science for the first 7 years. I served as Athletic Director for seven years and coached soccer, track & field, and boys’ volleyball during that time. After humbly serving as Assistant Principal for one year at DeMotte Christian Grade School in 2013, I earned my MA in administration from Indiana University and accepted the call to serve as the building’s Principal for the next 4 years. In 2018, I became the Superintendent of DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc. I completed my Educational Specialists degree from Indiana State in 2019.
I was raised in Hudsonville for the majority of my childhood and a few years in Holland, Michigan. Hudsonville Christian is where I experienced most of my grade school education and graduated from Unity Christian High School. I am married to my wife, Lisa, and we have three children – an 8-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old son, and a 2-year old daughter. I enjoy sports, hunting, the outdoors, and spending time with my wife and children.
As a servant leader, it is my duty to ensure that HCS is assisting Christian homes and partnering with churches to work together in the important task of raising children to know and follow Christ. Our teachers and staff will continue to partner with families to invest in the hearts and minds of students. Christian education is about how the Lordship of Christ impacts every area of life, every action, every subject, and every hobby. At Hudsonville Christian School, this indicates that we must emphasize that all areas and experiences like Mathematics, History, Science, Band, recess, and athletic practices encompass our faith in our Perfect Father. There is no area or activity in school and life that should not include God.
This reformed worldview should and will impact my role as a Christian educator. It will impact all that we do and plan to do at HCS. If it is part of who we are, it should impact each decision that we make for our students, it should impact how we treat one another as Christian brothers and sisters, and it should allow us to be open to continual growth for both now and the future. This philosophical belief allows us to partner together to fulfill the covenantal responsibility of challenging our students’ minds and lives for Christ.