Counseling Office

Mrs. Emily Nelson is passionate about enhancing the emotional, academic, and career development of each student. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Hope College along with a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University. Mrs. Nelson is the counselor for grades 6th-10th.
Contact information:, 616-532-3210 ext. 206

Mr. Nate Vander Wal taught middle and high school students (Bible, math, and science) for a total of 15 years at Manhattan Christian School (MT), Westminster Christian Academy (MO), and Jenison Christian School before becoming a school counselor. He received his B.A. in Education from Calvin College and his Masters of Education in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University. Nate joined the CCHS staff in 2018 as the College and Career Counselor and cherishes the opportunity to serve CCHS 11th and 12th-grade students and families in this role.  He is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
Contact information:, 616.532.3210 ext 205
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