Mrs. Rachel Landstra

Professional Biography

I grew up in Allendale and graduated from Borculo Christian and then was the only one from my class to attend Unity Christian High School.  After graduating, I attended Calvin College where I received my degree in Secondary Education double majoring in English and Religion. Upon graduating I accepted a job at my alma mater, Unity Christian, and taught a variety of English classes for 5 years before moving overseas to support my husband in a career opportunity.  In 2015, God provided an opportunity for me to begin serving at HCS as a New Family and Event Coordinator and by helping in the office one day a week.  I love being Jesus’ hands and feet by serving at HCS and am thrilled to use my passions and gifts for His glory!

Personal Biography

I am married to Joe, and we will be celebrating 17 years of marriage this year.  God has gifted us with 4 wonderful children who attend Hudsonville Christian: Arie is in 5th grade, Ava is in 4th grade, and Case and Rens are in Kindergarten. As a family we love anything outdoors and anything that keeps us active.  We enjoy being together outdoors bike riding, hiking, swimming, playing basketball and soccer, and this year each person in our family is completing a triathlon.  Personally I enjoy reading, playing piano, spending time with friends and family, hosting people in my home, serving others, and participating in small groups.

Philosophical Biography

My greatest desire in this life is to live with Kingdom vision, being obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and that “whatever [I] do, [I] do for the glory of God.”  I feel so blessed to be given the gift of living this out at HCS, serving the students, staff, and families through hosting community building events, welcoming our new families, and helping in the office.