I graduated from GVSU with a B.S. in group social studies and a minor in elementary education. I earned my M.A. at GVSU in early childhood education. Immediately after graduation I was hired by Jenison Public Schools where I taught Young 5’s, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. I served in the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard, ending my service as an officer in the infantry.
My wife, Stacey, and I were married in 1994, and have two children, Jesse and Julia. Together, we attend Chapel Pointe Church in Jenison. We enjoy kayaking, boating on Lake Michigan, fishing, hiking, and the outdoors. We especially love the area around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love of Christ in words, prayer, and praise with students, and showing them God’s undeniable existence in the outdoors. It is incredible exploring God’s creation with kindergarteners at HCS. God has been preparing me for this—my ideal job—all my life, and I lose sleep often thinking about the possibilities.