Melissa Izenbaard

Melissa Izenbaard

Kindergarten Teacher - Spanish Immersion

Years at Zeeland Christian: 5

Years in Christian Education: 10


BA from Hope,

M.Ed from University of Minnesota,

Studied abroad in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

What do you love about Zeeland Christian?

I love partnering with Christian families. It's a cliche but it really does take a village and it's an honor to be a part of the ZCS village. God is moving in this place and I'm blessed to try to join in the work He's doing here!

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

Being one of God's Kingdom workers in the role of Christian educator isn't a responsibility I take lightly. It's a privilege to teach my students, partnering with Christian families and churches, to try to live the Gospel and share it with those around us in words and actions, in Spanish, Mandarin, or English!


What do you want others to know about you?

My husband, Matt, and I love living in downtown Zeeland. We're passionate about making connections with people close to us, so we've chosen to attend church and work within walking distance of our home. Together we love working in our yard, playing all kinds of sports, reading, and riding bikes.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

Don't take yourself too seriously.  Remember to relax and have fun!  Giggling is okay. 🙂