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Katie DeVries


I graduated from Calvin College in 2017 with my BA in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. I spent the next two years in Orange City, Iowa at Unity Christian High School where I directed four choirs and one orchestra. After two years, I moved back to Michigan and worked in an Accounts Payable position while looking for teaching jobs in the area. A Byron Center Christian and South Christian alumni, I am excited to be working back at my alma mater and creating choral experiences with my students that I enjoyed during my time in school. I love choral music and singing, and you will often find me at the Calvin College Alumni Choir in rehearsals or helping to lead worship at my church. In my free time, I love to wake surf with my family, spend time with friends, and go to concerts with my fiancé. I am so grateful that my job allows me to join students in worship of our Creator and look forward to sharing music and faith with my choirs.

Faith Statement

“Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!”

As I look back on my life so far, I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness and the way He has walked with me in each step of my life. Growing up in a Christian community, God provided countless men and women of faith to pour into me and teach me the truths of God. Being in a community also heavily surrounded by wonderful musicians, I developed a love for music that allowed me to express my faith in a personal way and worship through choral music. I truly saw a glimpse of God’s glory and His love through experiences in music and felt the desire to pursue music as a career. Through my first two years of teaching in another state, moving back to Michigan, and spending time in Accounts Payable for the last two years, God has walked with me in the mountains and valleys of life and has been actively writing and shaping my story for His purposes. I am known by God and loved by God, and I cannot express enough gratitude that He has been there through it all. My desire as a teacher is to encourage my students to remember God’s faithfulness in their own lives and recognize how real and tangible His love is for them.