I graduated Holland Christian High School in 2016, and enjoyed spending my time there playing baseball and football. During that time, I was also blessed to have been able to visit Israel, which sparked a passion for teaching and studying the Bible. I graduated Calvin University with a degree in Secondary Education and took a job as an ESS Aide at Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, for a semester. This experience helped me grow tremendously as a teacher in both confidence and compassion. It also helped me start a job as a full time Social Studies and Bible teacher at Holland Christian Middle School in 2021. After teaching for two years and being blessed by the people at HCMS, God decided to bring me to South Christian as a Bible teacher! I couldn’t be more excited!
1st Peter 5:7, “Cast all anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” This verse has been my favorite verse for a while because it reminds me that although we are broken and live in a broken world, God’s steadfast love and mercy surround us every day. His care is evident in each breath He gives us, despite this continued brokenness. Each day I ask God to let his words be heard, not mine, and that I would love Him above all and others as He has loved me.
“That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.” – Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 1