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.
I grew up in a Christian home where I was taught that my relationship with Jesus was the most important part of my life. Christian education has always been an important part of my life. Our responsibility is to continually work with our young people to help them assume the role of the next generation of Christian leaders and continue the work of restoration that Jesus began. My favorite verse is John 3:16 – “for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so those who believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” What a powerful and loving Father we have. My favorite song is Joy to the World. I think we should sing it year-round!! I consider it a privilege to be a part of the great work being done at South Christian as we strive to build the Kingdom of God here in our small part of the world.