Director of Learning Innovation
Started at Zeeland Christian: 2018
Started in Christian Education: 2018
BA in Elementary Education and Special Education Learning Disabilities - Hope College
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
Zeeland Christian has a culturally diverse staff, from twelve different countries, which is an absolute joy to be in community with! People care deeply about one another here and are driven to pursue how to maximize student learning. There is a sparkle in the eyes of the children we serve, particularly in the beauty of serving all kids in such a highly inclusive environment which benefits all of us!
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
The joy seen across the school as we grow in our faith and following Jesus is so evident. It's a transformative experience for kids to learn together and pray together and worship together as a community. There is intentionality with intellectual, physical and spiritual growth for both kids and staff - a close knit and highly supportive community.
Tell us a little more about yourself
In the summer I find great joy in tending to my flower garden and in the winter I enjoy plants and fresh cut flowers! Organic Teas, dark (dairy free) chocolate and oat milk are some of my love languages. Speaking of love, Mike and I are celebrating 27 years of marriage this summer! We have two remarkable (who we love!) young adult daughters as well as a miniature Golden Doodle, Ashley Marie, who is the star of my instagram feed! When I was six years old I asked my parents how old you had to be to accept Jesus in your heart, and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to wait! Thankfully, Jesus is available to all of us, all the time! My family cherishes our time spent in Chichicastenango, Guatemala as part of a ministry founded by my father-in-law Ron Morin called Manos de Jesus.