After a 19-year career at Bethany Christian Services in the child welfare arena, a job I greatly enjoyed, I am grateful to be able to change jobs to another place with a mission I can stand behind, this one closer to my kids.
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 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 is away at college, while our younger two daughters attend 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 kiddos at the beach, or on a hike, if I’m not out working in the yard or garden. Stop by the administration office, and I’m usually the one who will open the door for you, and greet you first!