I graduated from South Christin in 1972 and from Calvin College in 1976 with a teaching degree. I taught for three years at Valley Christian High School in Bellflower (Los Angeles) California. I married my awesome wife, Jan, while teaching there and moved back to Michigan when we had our first child. I taught at West Michigan Christian High School during which time I got my master’s in Education Leadership from Calvin. I was a principal in our Christian Schools and also worked in development. For the last fifteen years, I worked for Carelinc Medical Equipment as an accounts manager. We have four grown children, Candace, Christin, Bill, and David as well as twelve awesome grandchildren.