• 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.

  • 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 Designer

    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.

  • Forseth, Eric
    Forseth, Eric Head of Schools

    Before becoming HCS Head of Schools, Eric served as Dordt University Provost, and previously as Superintendent of Nampa Christian Schools in Idaho. In past administrative work, he worked in accreditation training, strategic planning, financing/constructing a 9-12 campus, fundraising, online learning, diversity initiatives and enrollment planning.

    Eric is married to Kim, a K-12 educator/education professor. They have 2 children: a daughter, Lindsay Grant, who lives in Idaho with her husband Tyler and 2 children. Their son Nathan and his wife Rae live in Kentucky.

    “We are excited to lead with a talented leadership team and dedicated faculty and staff at HCS. One of the compelling reasons to serve at HC is the mission to equip minds and nurture hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ. We look forward to embracing the Holland community and are excited to lead HC in shaping Christ-centered leaders.”

  • 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.

  • Greer, Doug
    Greer, Doug Director of Learning

    I was born again around 2002 when I truly accepted the truth of the Gospel and read through the Bible for the first time. I was also baptized a couple of years later at Plainfield Christian Church. I continue to grow in my faith and I have “no greater joy than to see my children walk in the truth.”  My wife, Kim (‘96 Calvin Christian), and I have been blessed with four boys: Devyn (‘23), Korbyn (‘25), Tristyn (‘27), and Zaidyn (‘30).

    Professionally, I serve as the Director of School Improvement at the Ottawa Area ISD and served previously as an elementary principal, curriculum director, high school teacher, chief bargainer, and athletic coach.  I also have a PhD in educational leadership. I was humbly overwhelmed by how GOD directed my path to join the wonderful educators at Holland Christian.


  • Halma, Leanne
    Halma, Leanne Director of Advancement

    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 Director of Advancement for HC, fundraising and working with donors. 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 Human Resources & Title 9 Coordinator

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rodriguez, Rose
    Rodriguez, Rose Administrative Assistant

    As part of the Holland community for most of my life, I love living in a town with such rich cultural diversity and a legacy of faith. Holland Christian Schools are an integral part of that fabric and that’s why it’s such a blessing to work here! With an administrative background in nonprofit, medical and higher education fields, I’ve been blessed to serve our community in a variety of locales. I’m called to bring my skills, experience and positive spirit to bless those around me. My faith is an active part of my life. We are members of Holland First Assembly, where I serve as the women’s pastor and my husband, Michael is an elder. Michael is also employed with HC as a custodian. Our daughter attends HCHS. My favorite activities include spending time with family and friends, shopping and listening to music.

  • 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!

  • Russ, Bryant
    Russ, Bryant Director of Faith

    I have the joy of serving as the Director of Faith Formation at Holland Christian. I am an undeserving recipient of the grace and love of Jesus, and it is my passion and privilege to share that grace and love with HC students K-12!

    My wife and I are overjoyed (and overwhelmed!) to be the parents of four little girls, who remind us daily not to take ourselves too seriously. I graduated from Hope College in 2011 with a degree in English Education and Religion, and have been a huge Holland Christian fan ever since having the opportunity to student teach here years ago. It is now an honor to be part of such a wonderful team of dedicated educators.

  • Schaap, Michelle
    Schaap, Michelle Events Coordinator

    I was born in Nashville, TN and was raised in Murfreesboro where I attended Franklin Road Christian School. I later graduated from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN majoring in both Business Management and Office Administration. In my early professional career, I worked as an office manager. More recently, I have had the privilege to serve as Parent Board president at Rose Park Christian, where I was able to organize events and fundraise for the school at the elementary level. I have such a passion for Christian education and am so thankful for what Holland Christian has been already for our family.

    My two children, Izzy and Sawyer, have attended Rose Park since preschool. I feel honored and privileged to be entrusted with the work of fundraising for HC. I am excited to have a part in making quality, Christian education affordable for more students, and I am very grateful to be a  part of this Holland Christian team!

  • 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.

  • Stephenson, Megan
    Stephenson, Megan Admissions & Communications Coordinator, COVID-19 Liaison

    I graduated from HC in 2011 and went on to earn my B.A. in public & nonprofit administration, budget & finance emphasis, writing minor, from GVSU’s Honors College. After graduating in 2015, I was employed as a senior registrar at Fusion Education Group in Grand Rapids.

    My husband, Ben, and I were married in 2014 and he works as a systems engineer for InsITe Business Solutions in Zeeland. Together we are parents to two boys: August (Gus) and Clayton, with a third on the way in September! We enjoy spending time with our families, discovering new eateries, and working on home-improvement projects.

    Since graduating from HC and speaking at chapel, it has been my dream to come back—and now here I am! As Frederick Buechner said, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

  • 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.

  • Van Oostenbrugge, Kristen
    Van Oostenbrugge, Kristen Marketing & Recruitment Specialist

    I attended Hudsonville Christian, Unity Christian, and Trinity Christian College. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts, with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography, along with a minor in Art History. I joined the art world after College and with dedication, faith and passion, became an Art Director, for a Grand Rapids publishing firm.

    In 2021, God redirected my career path and lead me through the doors of Holland Christian. Christian education houses a special place in my heart and it is a goal of mine, to be a positive impact in this world, for the Kingdom of God.

    I have been married to my husband, Andrew, for almost 10 years. We have two children, Cullen (4) and Ryleigh (1). We enjoy hobby farming, gardening, hunting, camping and time with family.

  • 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 HCHS Registrar; Director of Transportation, Technology Integration & Assessments; HCLive! Coordinator

    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.

  • 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.