• Blauwkamp, Jane
    Blauwkamp, Jane Advancement Assistant

    I am Holland Christian and Calvin College Alum and joined the HC staff in 1995. I am married to Rick and between our families have five daughters, all HC graduates, and ten grandchildren.

    I am excited to be able to be part of a school system that glorifies God, allows me to serve others and Him on a daily basis, and where the following values are seen and taught daily: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails-And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a,13

  • Bruinsma, Todd
    Bruinsma, Todd Maintenance

    I originally started in the Holland Christian School system in 1998 and am now at South Side Elementary School. I am married to

    Michelle and we have two daughters. I love to snowmobile, deer hunt, spend time in the woods and on the water, and take drives down back country roads. I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with my daughters.

    I enjoy being able to help everyone in our buildings from staff to students and feel blessed to be at Holland Christian.

  • Bultman, Jim
    Bultman, Jim Interim Superintendent

    Dr. Bultman, who served as the 11th President of Hope College for 14 years from 1999-2013, is stepping out of retirement to serve as HC’s interim superintendent, saying he considers “it an honor and high calling to do so,” grateful even, with his wife, Martie, “for the privilege of working during this next season in the life of the schools we love.”

    During his tenure at Hope College, as president, professor and coach, Jim’s two children attended HCS, and he served on the HCS school board. While Hope College president, Jim oversaw a variety of construction projects, renovations and improvements, including the construction of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center and the DeVos Fieldhouse. He and his wife, Martie, were also known and loved for their involvement in Hope College’ students’ everyday lives. Hope’s new student center is named in their honor. Bultman also served as president of Northwestern College in Iowa for 14 years.

  • Clausing, Katie
    Clausing, Katie Educational Support Services Director

    I was born and raised in Downers Grove, Illinois. I attended Timothy Christian High School and then Trinity Christian College when I majored in Psychology. I started my professional career as a case manager for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities at a non for profit organization in 2003. I moved into an administrative role and oversaw the operations of adult day services. Additionally, I went on to obtain my Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. In 2011, my family and I moved to Holland where I accepted the position of Program Supervisor of Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services at Ottawa County Community Mental Health.

    My husband Jon and I have two sons, Oliver and Coen who both attend Rose Park. We attend Hardewyk church where we are currently pursuing membership. I am so excited to join the Holland Christian family and look forward to meeting everyone!

  • Devisser, Judy
    Devisser, Judy Payroll & Benefits Manager

    After graduating from Holland Christian in 1971, I attended Davenport University and earned an associate degree in accounting. My career started in the accounting department of Batts, Inc. but after our children were born, my work away from home positions were part-time and varied. Before coming to Holland Christian I was employed as a waitress, bookkeeper, and church secretary. In January 2001 I began working for Holland Christian in the Administration Office in the area of Payroll and Benefits.

    My husband, Don, and I have been married since 1973 and have three children who are all graduates of Holland Christian. Julie lives on the north side of Holland and works for a financial planning office. Scott lives on the south side of Holland, is married to Lori, and works for Trendway, Inc. Mike lives in Zeeland, is married to Sarah, and is employed by The Outpost. We also have four grandchildren who have brought many changes and joys to our lives.

  • Dreyer, Justin
    Dreyer, Justin Technical Director of Theatre & Digital Media Specialist

    My involvement in the audio/video tech world way back in elementary school when I volunteered in my church’s Sunday school programming. I attended Holland Christian, becoming heavily involved in the theatre and technology programs before graduating in 2010. I graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida two years later, with a B.S. in show production and touring.

    A short time later the HC tech director position opened and the rest is history. My role at HC also involves graphic design, video production, and keeping this website functioning. I love both my work and the impact that the programming and staff here at HC are having on the students here. This is truly an amazing place.

    Outside of my work I enjoy flying RC FPV Drones/Aircraft and playing music with my band Annagail.

  • Gorter, Karen
    Gorter, Karen K-8 504 Coordinator & K-12 Testing Coordinator

    I am passionate about education and, in particular, earning the trust of the student in order to help him or her learn and grow as God’s child, especially where there are challenges that make learning more difficult.

    I earned a master’s degree in learning disabilities from Calvin College and an undergraduate degree in education from Dordt College. I have taught and worked with students from 3rd through 12th grade and enjoy every age and the engagement at every stage of the process.

    My husband, Andrew, and I have lived in West Michigan since our marriage. We have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. We are members of Harderwyk Ministries where I serve on the Compassionate Care Team and am involved in women’s ministries.

  • Halma, Leanne
    Halma, Leanne Events Coordinator

    I’m a graduate of Holland Christian and Dordt College. I’ve had the opportunity to work with students as an Academic Advisor at Northwest Iowa Community College, for the Campus Ministries department at Central College, and in ACT Prep and Career Assessment at a school in Cincinnati. Our family relocated back to Holland in 2017 and we are thankful to have our children at HC.

    I enjoy being outdoors, running and travel. I love the beautiful diversity that God has created throughout our world. I’m excited to be the Event Planner for HC, specifically for fundraising events. It’s an honor to help remove the financial barrier of Christian Education so that more children can receive an education with a Biblical foundation.

  • Hendershot, Rachel
    Hendershot, Rachel Administrative Specialist

    I grew up in the Holland area, attended Indiana Wesleyan University for a B.A. in Criminal Justice, thinking then that I would go into law enforcement. However, instead I joined the ranks at Bethany Christian Services as a social worker right out of college, starting out in the foster care arena. I ended my 19-year career at Bethany Christian Services managing three Bethany Christian facilities after finishing my masters at Cornerstone University in Business Management.

    My husband John, who works for a non-profit in Grand Rapids, and I have three children: our oldest son away at college, and our younger two daughters at South Side and Pine Ridge. It was through our very positive experience at Holland Christian as parents that I was drawn to working here, as I fell in love with who HC is, and who they are trying to be.

    In my free time, I enjoy reading, and love to be outside with my kids at the beach or on a hike, if I’m not out working in the yard or garden.

  • Hollebeek, Stacey
    Hollebeek, Stacey Communications Manager

    I originally graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education, taught both high school and middle school, then completed my Masters through the BreadLoaf School of English, out of Middlebury College, VT. In between changing diapers, I worked as adjunct faculty for both the University of New Mexico and Western New Mexico University, while also freelancing as both a writer and editor.

    As both a parent and an educator, I have been extremely impressed with the caliber of education that Holland Christian offers its students. It’s one of the few places I hear teachers singing praise songs aloud while they walk down the halls, or tell me with great joy, “I can’t believe they pay me to do this!” I love getting pictures in the middle of the day of my kids learning, emailed me from their teachers. As Communications Manager, I am excited to combine two of my loves–Christian education with writing and words–and to share with other parents the joy of seeing what and how their kids are learning about God’s world, and getting to do so in such a rich Christian environment.

  • Lambers, Susan
    Lambers, Susan Food Service Coordinator

    I began working part time in the Holland Christian kitchen when my youngest son was a freshman at Holland Christian High School, and am now full time. All three of my sons have graduated from Holland Christian, and are now either in college or are working full time. My husband Todd is also a Holland Christian graduate, and works as an accountant for Geenan and Kollean.

    I really enjoy my job as HC’s Food Service Coordinator, and love working with the people in the kitchen–we are the “lunch ladies” and we have a lot of fun together! We are like our own family, though the whole Holland Christian community is great!

    I used to spend a lot of time in the Holland Christian sports stands watching my sons play basketball, baseball, or tennis, but since they have graduated, now when I’m not in the kitchen I now enjoy walking, shopping, reading, or cooking at home.

  • Lampen, Courtney
    Lampen, Courtney Director of Admissions & Marketing

    A Holland Christian alum, I have a B.A. with honors in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from Calvin College. I also have a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. After working in public relations and marketing in both Chicago and Grand Rapids, I joined the HC staff in 2002. My husband, Joe, and I are members of Harderwyk Ministries. We have two daughters, Paige and Avery.

    As my friends and family will attest, I love Holland Christian Schools. I am honored to work with prospective families and show them what Holland Christian has to offer. What a privilege we have to nurture all aspects of a child’s life and show them the wonder of God’s creation!

  • Michaels, Nancy
    Michaels, Nancy Director of Child Nutrition

    I started out in college food service, which stretched throughout many colleges over 20 years, including Hope and Aquinas Colleges, Notre Dame University, and Biola University in California. Later, with Chartwells Corporation, I oversaw Grand Haven Public Schools food service and was promoted to district manager overseeing 15 west Michigan school districts. I have had the privilege of serving Holland Christian students and staff since 2008 in a beautiful facility. In 2012, I began a shared director position with GRCS. I enjoy the flexibility of working in both districts with excellent food service staff.

    I live in GR, am a confessed foodie, and enjoy the adventure of new restaurants. I have two children who are in college. My goal is that our food service team provides the nutrition that our students desire, whether that’s a warm bagel from the Well, a Chef’s Choice lunch, a smile at the cashier station, or just encouragement.

  • Mosterd, Dave
    Mosterd, Dave Faith Formation Director

    I graduated from HCHS in 1999. I went on to RBC earning a B.A. in Bible and Theology. I continued at Cornerstone with a major in History and Communications Arts for high school education. I have studied overseas multiple times, concentrating mostly in Israel studying the culture, land, and language.

    My wife, Nicole, and I have four boys Judah, Abbott, Alonzo, and Peter. We are excited that the three oldest are being equipped and nurtured at Rose Park. Our church home is Providence CRC.

    I love my job. In my seat I get to see the big picture of growth and development in knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ. I have the humble honor to serve students as they navigate the path of life. I get to hangout with students, speak in chapels, pray with and for them, and point them to Jesus.

  • Piffer, Charlie
    Piffer, Charlie Technology Systems Administrator

    I was born and raised in Allegan, and after graduating from Allegan High School, married my wife, Tanya and we have one son.

    Before working at Holland Christian, I worked at Holland Public Schools, OAISD and as Technical Support for Apple Inc. When I’m not working on HC computers, I like to hang out with my three dogs: a black, flat coated retriever; a beagle; and a Newfoundland mix. Or I like to play video games, most recently “No Man Sky.” I used to enjoy driving my Harley motorcycle, but now I’m selling it since I prefer driving my black Mustang. I am in the process of becoming an avid gardener, and am excited about the new hostas I just transplanted. At the Tuition Grant Fund this year, I won a huge wall clock and an iPad, though I really wanted to win the black bike and would have ridden the bike to school every day. I don’t like seafood, but I do enjoy walks on the beach.

  • Rosado, Laura
    Rosado, Laura Accountant

    I settled in Holland after graduating from Hope College in 1990 with a B.A. in business and English. Soon after graduating I met my husband, Raymond. We have two sons, Mason and Reed. Mason graduated from Hope in 2018 and is a youth pastor in Indiana. Reed is currently attending Hope, planning to study political science. We attend Central Wesleyan Church.

    Our family enjoys attending U of M football games and we are all avid sports fans. Prior to joining Holland Christian in the fall of 2019, I worked for 13 years as the accounting supervisor of Holland Public Schools. I feel blessed with this new opportunity to work with the staff, parents, and students of Holland Christian. What a privilege to work with the entire Holland Christian community to further the Kingdom of Christ!

  • Seabolt, Krista
    Seabolt, Krista Elementary Homeschool

    I received a B.S. in industrial engineering at North Carolina State University and a M.Ed. in math education from Vanderbilt University. I have been serving as the (HC)2 Coordinator since its inception in the fall of 2009. I count it a joy to develop a rapport with the students and families in our program, to be a part of the teaching team, and yes, to play four square with kids at recess. 🙂

    I am grateful for my husband, Chip, and our three grown children. The teachers and coaches that our children had at Holland Christian from elementary – high school encouraged and inspired them academically, physically, and in their faith walk. Chip and I are incredibly thankful for their influence!

    I strive to live my everyday life in gratitude to what the Lord has done for me! Psalm 40: 2-3

  • Sharda, Shirley
    Sharda, Shirley Foundation Accountant

    I am an HC graduate and have an accounting degree from Davenport University. I worked in the Accounting Department at Thermotron Industries, at Bethany Christian Reformed Church doing bookkeeping, and began working at Holland Christian in 1995.

    I have been married to John, also an HC graduate, for over 40 years. We have three children who are also HC graduates. God has richly blessed us with eight grandchildren. John and I love spending time with our family, but we also love to golf and play cards.

    I can’t think of a better place to work than HC! I believe that I am serving my Lord by doing the best that I can in my position here. Holland Christian teaches children not only academically, but also spiritually, and prepares them to go out and transform the world for Christ, and I am glad to be a part of this ministry.

  • Suigussaar, Diane
    Suigussaar, Diane Secondary (HC)2 Coordinator

    After graduating from Ferris State University with a B.S. in human services, I began working in college admissions with the longest time spent as the Director of Admissions at Davenport University. During this time I earned a Master’s degree in educational leadership and another in holistic health. While at Davenport my husband, Arnie, and I were married and have since had four children. While raising a family I returned to school and earned a B.S. in occupational therapy and worked part time in a hospital setting until joining Holland Christian Schools. It is an honor and privilege to now serve as the Middle and High School (HC)2 Coordinator, developing and overseeing this program for homeschool families in the greater Holland area.

  • Vanderkolk, Terry
    Vanderkolk, Terry Tuition Accounts Manager

    I am a Holland Christian graduate, with a degree in Accounting from Davenport University. I joined the HC staff in 2005. My husband Dave and I have three children: Cara, Catelyn, and Carter. We are members of Calvary CRC.

    I love being a part of Holland Christian Schools. I enjoy meeting families and hearing their stories about their passion for Christian education.

  • Vos, Dan
    Vos, Dan Transportation, Technology Integration, Assessment Director

    I am a graduate of Calvin College (B.A. in math education and psychology) and MSU (M.A. in educational leadership). I have taught at Chicago Christian and Cutlerville Christian (now Legacy Christian). I began teaching at Holland Christian in 2002. My family enjoys getting out to Lake Michigan as often as we can. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, and biking. Our world belongs to God. Technology and media have a profound, shaping effect on our culture. I want students to use these shapers of culture to be salt and light for God in our world. Matthew 5:13-14: “You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth…You’re here to be light, bring out the God-colors in the world.”

  • Westfall, Rob
    Westfall, Rob Facility Maintenance

    I grew up in southern Illinois. I went into the Marine Corps as an F/A18 Hornet Aviation Electrician right after high school. I worked in the aviation field a few more years until I took a position as a Police Officer. Some of my duties included teaching D.A.R.E and school resource officer for the school district. That is when I discovered my love for interacting with the youth in my community.

    After retiring I felt God leading me and my family to relocate to the Holland, MI area. I feel God had a hand in me getting this position at Holland Christian. I love being a part of Christian education and feel blessed to be able to use my gifts to provide a safe and clean environment for the children to learn and grow.

  • Wood, John
    Wood, John Grounds Keeper

    I worked at BASF in research, for Potters Lawn Maintenance, and at Hollandia Gardens. I did landscape installation, lawn maintenance, retail sales, and quality control. I was also safety director for many years. I am a Master Gardener and a Michigan Certified Nurseryman and have a current pesticide and commercial drivers license.

    My wife, Tina’ 75, and I attended Central Ave. CRC for 20 years. We met there, were married there, made profession of faith there, and all our children were baptized there. We have four children, twelve grandchildren, one cat, one Friesian mare, and a two-year-old gelding named Arie. Children are Jonathon, Elizabeth, Mary, and David. We are currently members of Victory Point Ministries (part of the CRC.) We are active in various aspects of this ministry.

  • Wyma, Erin
    Wyma, Erin Director of Learning

    A Holland Christian alum, I continued my education at Grand Valley State University where I obtained a B.A. in social sciences/psychology, elementary education minor, K-8 reading specialist endorsement and a master’s in reading instruction/literacy studies. After 18 years of teaching in public education, I joined the HC staff in 2013. I currently serve as Holland Christian’s PreK-12 Director of Learning. My husband Greg and I have two daughters, Madelyn and Elise. In our downtime we enjoy hiking and traveling. With each new role throughout my career, the Lord has amplified my passion for academic excellence in Christian education.

  • Zimmer, Dave
    Zimmer, Dave Director of Finance

    My wife Katie (a 1986 graduate of Holland Christian) and I are lifelong residents of the Holland area. We have two daughters, Caroline and Megan attending Hope and Calvin colleges. We are members of Christ Memorial Church.

    I graduated from Hope College with a B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics. I also have a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. My professional experience has provided many opportunities where I served as Director of Data Services and Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Support Services in a K-12 school setting. I joined Holland Christian in the fall of 2010 as the Director of Finance as also work in the finance area for other area schools. I am a member of MSBO (Michigan School Business Officials) and completed the CFO certification program.

    I consider it a privilege to work with the staff, parents, and students of Holland Christian. It is a blessing to work together with the entire Holland Christian community to help our students grow in knowledge and service in His kingdom.