Fourth Grade Staff
I love God and I love kids, so I am thrilled to be able to teach children about our Father and Savior and explore His world. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share how great our God is and what He has done in my life to help mold the young lives that enter my classroom each day.
I grew up in Hudsonville, MI, where I attended Hudsonville Christian Schools and Unity Christian High School. After high school, I moved to Sioux Center, Iowa, where I attended Dordt College. I graduated in 2013 with an elementary education major and minors in special education and reading. Following graduation, I taught for two years as lead teacher at Zeeland Christian Elementary in the Resource Room before God led me to Byron Center Christian in 2015. I am excited to use what I have learned throughout my education and experiences to teach fourth grade at BCCS.
I married my high-school sweetheart and childhood friend, Scott, in June 2014. And we welcomed our first child, Hallie, in March 2017. We love sports, (especially soccer), going up north to our family cottage, traveling, camping, snowboarding, and playing games. In my spare time I also love to read, meet friends for coffee, bake, run, take pictures, and spend time with family.
Favorite Verse: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
I am thankful that God has given me the opportunity to be able to work with fourth grade students on understanding God’s world, and how to live every day of their lives for Him. I am excited for the upcoming years and to have the ability to help guide these young children of God to Him every day. I ask for prayers to help me teach the word of God to the best of my abilities.
- Ballard High School (2009), Huxley, Iowa
- Dordt College (2013), Sioux Center, Iowa
- Married to Megan (July 26, 2014)
- My wife and I have a son named Wesley, born in September 2017.
- I am the youngest of four children, born and raised in Slater, Iowa.
- I have 7 crazy but awesome nieces and nephews, ages 3-16.
While I attended Dordt College, I played basketball all four years.
Megan and I love to be outdoors and we are both active bodies. We love to travel, spend time on the lake, and spend time on the slopes skiing. We love watching Wesley grow and change every day.
I am active in coaching basketball, and I enjoy going back to Iowa to work on the family farm.
Favorite Verse: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8