Fourth Grade Teacher
Started at Zeeland Christian: 2019
Started in Christian Education: 2019
What do you love about working at ZCS?
Working at ZCS allows me to spend my days with students and staff who push me to do my best. I feel so supported my the staff and parents and I truly look forward to seeing my kids each day. But most importantly, I love being able to teach at a school where Christ is at the center of what we do.
Why are you passionate about Christian education?
I have attended a Christian school during my entire education and am so thankful for that. Christian Education allows me to teach how God is a part of all subjects. While student teaching at a public school, there were many times that I wished to point out how cool God is. I love pointing out how cool God is through my teaching.
Tell us a little bit more about yourself.
I was born in Ohio, but have lived in Grandville, Michigan for most of my life. I have grown up attending Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference in my summers. It was there where I accepted Jesus into my heart as a young boy. I also worked there for nine years in the children’s program. Thanks to Maranatha and also a missions trip to Guatemala, I decided that I wanted to teach. I value building relationships with my students in the classroom. I am engaged to marry my fiancée, Rebecca (CTRS & in graduate school for social work) on May 30, 2020. I love watching a playing sports with friends and my family. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf disc golf. I also cheer for The Ohio State University 🙂