I believe in the power of Christian education. I have seen the impact it has had on my own life, the life of my children, and the lives of many students over the years. I was raised in Christian schools (including Kalamazoo Christian, Dutton Christian, and South) and attended Dordt College for my Bachelor’s and Calvin College for my Master’s degree. I taught 5th grade for nine years at San Jose Christian School in California. After our daughter Carolyn was born, I switched to becoming the Community Development Director and was able to help build community in the school as well as engage more people in Christian education. After our son Josh was born, we decided to move back to West Michigan. My husband, Kent Ezell, taught at Potter’s House for eight years, was a principal at South Olive Christian for two years, worked in admissions and development at the Potter’s House, and now is a 5th grade teacher at Dutton Christian. I have taught writing and communication courses for adults at Cornerstone University and Grace Bible College. I really enjoy teaching COMP 9 and Non-Fiction Reading and Writing at South. My son attends South Christian and my daughter is at Cornerstone University. Our family is actively involved at Inheritance Church. My hobbies include reading, cheering for the Seattle Mariners (mostly for my husband and son), and playing euchre.
At an early age I was taught about how my faith should be evident in every area of my life. I believe as Christians, we should approach the world differently. We need to bring our Christian worldview to every aspect of our lives whether that is school subjects, relating to our neighbors, discussing politics, or participating in sporting events. The Bible verse that has been most influential to me as an educator is Psalm 78:4 which says, “We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” We serve an amazing God; what a privilege to share this with the next generation!