3 John 1:4

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

Mr. Tom VandenBerg

Professional Biography

I graduated from Calvin College in 1985 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Economics. My first years of teaching were at Valleywood Middle School in the Kentwood Public School system. I came to Hudsonville Christian in 1989, the year HCS switched from a junior high to a middle school.

Personal Biography

My wife Debi and I have been blessed with 4 children, 3 whoa re busy with their own families and one son whom the Lord called home on September 8, 2018. Outside of the classroom I enjoy all types of water activities – fishing being my favorite!

Philosophical Biography

God has certainly blessed me with the opportunity to work with His children. To be part of the Christian community we have here at HCS is a gift from God. As a homeroom teacher, I value the time I’m able to spend with my students in devotions and prayer. This time of sharing greatly strengthens our sense of community. As a Social Studies teacher, I base all of our studies on the fact that God is sovereign. Whether studying events from the past, or current events happening in our world today, I constantly challenge my students with the question, “How is God speaking to us in these events?”  I challenge my students to take their knowledge of God’s Word and apply it to events that have happened or are happening around them. As my students exit the classroom everyday, I often reflect on one of my favorite verses, III John vs. 4  “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth!”