Middle School Staff Directory

Mark Buteyn

Mark Buteyn

Technology Director

As Technology Director for GCCS, I have the opportunity to serve the community everyday.  I have been in the IT field in education for over 10 years.  I attended Dordt College where I majored in Business Administration and Business Education.

Mailing Address

MS - 3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418
HS - 3750 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: MS - 616.531.7400
HS - 616.538.0990

Email: mbuteyn@gccsmi.org

Vicki DeKryger

Vicki DeKryger

Educational Support Services and Inclusion Director

I am delighted to be a part of the Calvin Christian staff as an ESS/Inclusion teacher!  I graduated from Calvin College in 1987 with a degree in elementary education. Over the years, God has blessed me with the opportunity to teach in several Christian schools.  My first teaching position was teaching 3rd and 4th grades at Heritage Christian School.  After working at Heritage for 4 years, I left teaching for a little while to be home with my oldest child, Brandon.  I went back to Heritage for a part-time position teaching math to a group of 5th graders struggling in math and the following year worked as an inclusive ed. teacher.  God provided a wonderful position for me at Eastside Christian, where I taught preschool/kindergarten for 15 years. This was a great situation for my growing family, and over the years I was even able to teach my 2 youngest kids!  

When my children grew a little older, I felt called to go back to Calvin College for my masters in learning disabilities.  Earning my degree in LD was and continues to be a profound joy to me for many reasons.  One reason, which led me to Calvin Middle School, is that I have discovered in my resource room/ESS work that I love working with middle school students!  Prior to taking this position at Calvin, I taught 4 years at Adams Christian School as an ESS/resource room teacher.  

Brandon is 24 years old and has recently become engaged, so we look forward to a wedding next summer!  Sam, my middle child,  is 20 and attends Trinity Christian College.  And my youngest child Kate is 16 years old and attends CCHS.  I am passionate about being my kids’ mom, and love attending their concerts, sporting events, and other activities they may be doing.  Some of my other interests are reading, spending time with friends, and walking with the newest family member, our dog Snickers.

Parents, thank you for entrusting your precious kids to our care.  It is a privilege to teach them about God and his world.  It is a humbling and incredible calling to be a teacher and have the opportunity to speak truth into the lives of students –  young people, new in their faith. If I were to contemplate it too long, I’d never start the day because of this amazing responsibility. But God is faithful!  And, it is His power that makes any teaching I do possible.

A favorite passage is 2 Corinthians 4:6-7.

“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Avenue, SW
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: vdekryger@gccsmi.org

Todd Dokter

Todd Dokter

7/8 Science, 7/8 PE

God has called me to the vocation of teaching and to humbly embrace this incredible responsibility.  It is exciting to see students uncovering God’s bidding in their lives and learning how to serve Him.  I believe education is not a path to privilege, but a path to servanthood. I seek to allow students to see there is joy as a follower of Jesus, transformation as we learn our place in His kingdom and hope for the future He has planned for us.  I pray that as I interact with students they will see the fruits of the spirit reflected in how I live and learn and uncover God’s plan and path designed specifically for them.   My life verse is:  Colossians 3:16-17

I graduated from Calvin College in 1995 with a bachelors degree in elementary education with an emphasis in Science and English .  I received my masters degree in education technology from GVSU.  I also periodically take classes in order to continue learning and honing the art of teaching because “when you are through learning you are through.” (John Wooden)

My first  teaching  position was at a Christian school in Indiana.  My wife and I moved back to this area in 1998 and I have been serving Calvin Christian since that time.  While teaching at CCMS, I have taught math, science, Bible, physical education and also coached soccer, track and basketball.

My wife, Sheila, is an amazing Christ follower, friend, mother and fellow teacher who serves God.  She teaches first grade at Holland Christian Schools.  We have three daughters Gentille, Jillian and Alaina  who are bright, energetic, fun loving students at Holland Christian. I am a proponent of play, an educational explorer, a sports enthusiast and a hunter and believe wholeheartedly that love jumps in and does stuff.

At Grandville Calvin Christian we collectively seek to live out God’s call and mission for His world.  May He rule and reign here in the lives of the staff, students and parents as we seek to bring Shalom.

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: tdokter@gccsmi.org

Jason Folkert

Jason Folkert

MS Principal

I graduated from Hope College in 2009 with a B.A. in Chemistry and teaching endorsements in Chemistry and Mathematics. That summer, God unveiled his humorous side and led me to attend Calvin College (which was difficult for a Flying Dutchman). At Calvin, I received by Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have spent time teaching science at Holland Christian Schools and Otsego Public Schools. I have been here at GCCS since the 2018-2019 school year.

Currently I live in Jenison, MI with my wife Grace and our daughter Alaina. We attend Fellowship Reformed Church. Outside of school, I enjoy attending sporting events and concerts, reading a good book, cooking, and learning about new things.

Having the opportunity to teach and lead in Christian schools has given me a new perspective on the importance of allowing Christ to be at the center of all we do. In my science course, I strive daily to help students appreciate the complex details that God used to create us and the world, along with the important relationship we must play in it. As a principal, I want our students to experience a Christ-like environment where those relationships are fostered each day with others, and where they have an opportunity to be challenged and develop their God-given gifts.  

Each day, with God’s help, I try to live out my favorite verse, Micah 6:8- Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.

Contact

Email: jfolkert@gccsmi.org

Greg Graham

Greg Graham

Custodian

Mailing Address

3750 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.538.0990

Email: ggraham@gccsmi.org

Bill Haagsma

Bill Haagsma

MS Chaplain, History

My teaching career began at Calvin Christian Elementary School upon graduating from  Calvin College.  After teaching there for 21 years I “graduated” to Calvin Christian Middle School in 2007.  During the  middle school  years,  students begin to discover their gifts, who they are in their community and who they are in Christ.  It is a huge privilege to be able to speak truth into the lives of these developing children of God. I have also enjoyed coaching 7th grade basketball for many years at CCMS.

I enjoy basketball and many other sports. I love music (almost any genre), movies, books, and traveling. I am married to Susan and we are the parents of three, two in college and the youngest in high school. I received my bachelor’s degree from Calvin College as a social studies group major and my master’s degree from GVSU in educational technology. I can be reached at

One of my  favorite verses comes from Deuteronomy 32:1-4

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: bhaagsma@gccsmi.org

Julie Haan

Administrative Assistant

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest, SW
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: jhaan@gccsmi.org

Kelsey Hoffman

Kelsey Hoffman

6/7/8 Spanish Immersion

After graduating from GVSU with a bachelors in Spanish with an emphasis in elementary education, I was humbled to receive a position in Rockford’s Spanish immersion program. I taught there for four years before God led me to Grandville Christian School and now Calvin Christian Middle School. I was an immersion student in elementary school who dreamt of being an immersion teacher one day, and God let it happen! I look forward to continuing my journey of learning to be a better teacher here at GCS.

My experience as an immersion student ignited a passion for the Spanish speaking world and I have spent time in various Latin American countries, although Guatemala is nearest to my heart. God even used some friends in Guatemala to introduce me to my now-husband!

When not teaching, I LOVE to read, be outside (especially in the woods), be creative, and cheer on my favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: khoffman@gccsmi.org

Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton

HS/MS Band

As the band instructor for our elementary, middle and high school students at GCCS, there’s nothing I love more than helping  students develop their passion for music. In addition to teaching band, I also teach middle school exploratories and private lessons. I am a 2009 graduate of Calvin College with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Previously, I taught for four years at Rockford Christian (Rockford, IL), and most recently at Ada Christian and Byron Center Christian schools in Grand Rapids.  My husband, James, and I live on the west side of Grand Rapids with our two boys, Sam (age 4) and Bennett (age 2).

Contact

Email: shorton@gccsmi.org

Bob Howard

Bob Howard

Maintenance

I have been working in the maintenance industry for around 20 years now. I enjoy interacting with all the staff at Calvin Christian and I am thankful to be a part of the team here.

I have an awesome wife that I have been married to going on 22 years now and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy hunting, fishing and being in nature. I am thankful to the Lord God for all the blessings He has given to me, which are too many for me to count. I look toward the The Lord to use me according to His will each day. Two of my favorite verses that I hold to are  2 Corinthians 12:9 and Philippians 4:13.

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 can do all this through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13

Contact

Email: bhoward@gccsmi.org

Beth Karanicola

Beth Karanicola

6/7/8 Art, 8 Bible

When I was in junior high in New Jersey that my own art teacher challenged me to use my talents in service to God and her words made me realize my artistry was not mine but both a gift and a calling.    After graduating from Calvin College with a BA and a MA in Education, I began my career teaching art at Calvin Christian Elementary School which eventually evolved into full-time position here at CCMS.  For over 30 years I have had the privilege of teaching art for grades 1-12 at area Christian schools.

My heart and passion is at this wonderful school.  Calvin Christian Middle is a great place for students to discover their gifts, explore their interests and be involved in opportunities to examine their place in God’s great big world and also be in service to the greater community at large and CCMS.   Our compassionate and professional staff has developed unique programs that make it a pleasure to educate middle school students.  I especially enjoy our exploratory classes in which I can teach different forms of art that don’t get taught in the regular curriculum.

I am married, with two children here on earth and one in Heaven.  I enjoy all kinds of art, of course, but also reading, doing puzzles, cooking and baking, and traveling.  I am constantly humbled by the beauty of God’s magnificent creation and hope to be able to share that kind of wonder through art with my students.  Wherever we are and whatever we do, “What does the Lord require of you but to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: bkaranicola@gccsmi.org

Sarah Koster

Sarah Koster

English

I have the wonderful privilege of teaching Language Arts at Calvin Christian Middle School. I have a passion for sharing God’s gift of language with middle school students, and it is an honor to come alongside students during this exciting time in their lives as they grow and develop their gifts. Encouraging students to become lifelong learners, thinkers, writers, readers, and followers of Christ is a calling that I embrace with joy every day! I am very blessed to be a part of this Calvin Christian Community!

I graduated from Calvin College in 2009 and am working toward my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Calvin as well. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, Kristopher, who coaches cross country at Kalamazoo College and track at Grand Rapids Christian. We live on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids with our crazy dog, Ellis, and our cat, Minna. In my spare time I love reading, gardening, traveling, outdoor adventures, board games, crossword puzzles, and making music. Kristopher and I are both involved with working with young people at our church, Oakdale Park CRC.

A Bible passage that has been powerful in my life is from Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians in Ephesians 3: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: skoster@gccsmi.org

Nancy Kroeze

Nancy Kroeze

Educational Support Services Aide

I attended Kalamazoo Christian Schools and graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Education (K-8) and an endorsement in Special Ed (Cognitive Impairment K-12).  I taught 3rd grade in California, then taught in 3rd grade and special ed. classrooms in Madison (WI) Public Schools. I homeschooled my boys for 6 years and then started working at Grandville Christian Elementary.  I have worked in the pre-school and as Educational Support Staff since 2006.

I love working with students with unique gifts and helping them to find their place in this world and also love seeing the faith and acceptance of their Calvin Christian friends and teachers as they learn to do this.

I am married to Dan Kroeze, a pastor and professor at Kuyper College.  We have 3 sons & a daughter-in-law who have all graduated from Calvin Christian, and a daughter who is a Grandville Calvin Christian School student.  In my spare time, I enjoy walking, reading, and knitting.

My favorite verse is Ephesians 3:14-21.

“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God…”

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: nkroeze@gccsmi.org

Ryan Krombeen

Ryan Krombeen

Physical Education

I am in my third year at GCCS. Before then, I graduated from both Grace Bible College and Cornerstone University. Directly out of college, I began teaching at Creative Technologies Academy in Cedar Springs, MI. I taught physical education for the grades K-12 for three years there  before coming back home to GCCS.

I am married to my wife of five years, Hannah Krombeen. We have a one-year-old daughter Madelyn, and are soon to be joined by a baby boy in January.

My interests include coaching and playing basketball, watching my nieces and nephews play sports, playing board games, and spending down time with my family.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Mailing Address

3934 Wilson Ave, SW
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.538.9710

Email: rkrombeen@gccsmi.org

Karel Malefyt

Karel Malefyt

Choir, Orchestra

I thoroughly enjoy the diversity in my work, sharing my passion for my Lord, music and competition, and the opportunities to build relationships with the families at Grandville Calvin Christian Schools.  I am blessed and thankful to have taught here since 2006. In addition to teaching high school choir and orchestra, I also teach middle school choir and orchestra and elementary school orchestra and coach the boys Varsity  and girls JV soccer team.

I am a graduate of Hudsonville and Unity Christian School, and a graduate of Calvin College with a degree in Vocal Music Education.  I am currently a member at LaGrave Ave CRC.

When not teaching, I enjoy my time outdoors golfing, fishing, camping, or sometimes just walking while gazing at God’s incredible creation.  My favorite passage is Psalm 100:  “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful sounds.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Mailing Address

Soccer

Contact

Phone: MS - 616.531.7400, HS - 616.538.0990, GCS - 616.538.9710

Email: kmalefyt@gccsmi.org

Matias Martinez

Matias Martinez

Spanish Immersion

Mailing Address

3934 Wilson Ave, SW
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.538.9710

Email: mmartinez@gccsmi.org

Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson

Middle School Counselor

God has led me to Calvin Christian Middle School and High School as the Support and Transition Counselor.  I will be responsible for grades 6-10. God has given me the heart for adolescents who are struggling emotionally and academically. One area of counseling that I strongly believe is important is to teach adolescents how to cope with stress and anxiety in a healthy manner. I look forward to supporting students by referencing scripture and encouraging students to spend time with the Lord.

 

In 2013, I graduated from Hope College with my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I received my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University.

 

When I am not at school, I love spending time with my husband, Austin, and my two dogs, Lake and Tahoe.  In addition, I love being with friends and family, fixing and decorating our 1927 house, reading, gardening, yoga, being by Lake Michigan, and enjoying some gluten free pizza. In the summer, I volunteer at the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center where I am able to enjoy my love for working with kids with disabilities and my love for horses.

My favorite verses:

“Be Still and, know that I am God”-Psalm 46:10

“I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing” John 15:5

“Every good and perfect gift is from above…”-James 1:17

“God’s greatest gifts come through great pain”- Streams in the Desert Devotional

Mailing Address

3750 Ivanrest
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.538.0990

Email: enelson@gccsmi.org

Paul Nienhuis

Paul Nienhuis

Spanish

I have spent the past four years teaching at Hope Academy of West Michigan, a pre-school-12th grade charter school near Garfield Park in Grand Rapids.  Though I will greatly miss the students and friends I made at Hope Academy, I look forward to being a part of the Grandville-Calvin Christian School family.  I am teaching Spanish to grades 1-5 and World Cultures to the immersion classes at Grandville Christian Elementary.  On Monday and Thursday I teach Spanish at Calvin Christian Middle School to all grades.

My wife, Kristin, teaches in an Early Childhood Special Education classroom at Ottawa Area Center.  We have two beautiful daughters.  Eva attends Grandville Christian in Preschool Spanish Immersion, and Leonora is 4 months old.

I am a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian, and a graduate of Calvin College with a degree in Secondary Spanish and English Ed.  I received my k-12 endorsement for Spanish from Aquinas.  I am currently a member at Madison Square CRC.  In my free time, I enjoy playing music, building things, hiking, camping, playing or watching sports, and many other things.  I have too many hobbies to keep up with.

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: pnienhuis@gccsmi.org

Jen Pasma

Jennifer Pasma

Admin. Assistant

Contact

Email: jpasma@gccsmi.org

Gail Riddering

Gail Riddering

6 LA, Social Studies

For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.  Teaching is such a privilege because it combines loving God, loving teaching and loving kids.

In 1999 I joined the staff at Grandville Christian School, having taught the previous nine years at Plymouth Christian.  Throughout the years I have taught a variety of grade levels, including kindergarten, and 4th, 5th and 6th grades. As a child, I attended Grandville Calvin Christian Schools, as did my husband, and received my teaching degree from Calvin College.  My graduate work has been at both GVSU and Western University.

In addition to teaching, my husband and I have been blessed with 5 boys. Besides teaching and spending time with my family, I am an avid runner.  I’ve been running longer than I’ve been teaching.  I’ve lost count of the number of road races I’ve run, but I definitely know the number of marathons – 14.

There are 3 quotes that I try to weave into every part of my teaching, my classroom, and my interactions with students.  The first is from Ps. 139:14 “I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. The second, from Max Lucado’s book, You Are Special, is “I made you and I don’t make mistakes”.  And the third is from the book Wonder,  “Always choose to be kinder than is necessary”.  The classroom climate I strive for is that each student will understand that he/she is a unique child of God and that they will see that in every other student as well.

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: griddering@gccsmi.org

Kim Schutte

Kim Schutte

Bible, Educational Support

My position involves teaching 7th grade math to a small group, co-teaching in some math and language arts classes as well as coordinating the after-school tutoring program (CAST).    This requires me to wear many different hats, but my favorite part of wearing each of these hats is the opportunity to always be working with young people, whether it is helping an individual or group of students be successful academically, challenging them spiritually, or listening to a story a student wants to share.

Christian education has been a vital part of my own education background.  I believe christian education prepares students to not only learn about the Word of God, but it helps develop a worldview that is based on the Word of God.   A christian education is truly a blessing to receive and be a part of.

I received God’s call on my life to work with students in the educational setting two years after graduating from high school.  My journey has been very adventurous.  Beginning my college journey at Reformed Bible College (Kuyper College) for two years,  I felt God moving me to Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois for two and half years, and completing my Bachelors of Arts degree in Education.   After college, I taught briefly at Andrew High School in Illinois. The following summer I was married to my wonderful, godly husband, Rod Schutte, who is a pastor.  We served at West Side Reformed Church, and I  taught at Calvary Academy in Illinois.  Later, we moved to Michigan to serve a new church, and I taught at Jenison Middle School part-time and coached basketball until we had our first son, Aaron.  Then, I started my career as a stay home mom adding 4 more children to our family, homeschool teacher, basketball coach (4 yrs.), and track coach (14 yrs.) in Northwest Iowa. Later, I began working at Sioux Center elementary school full-time in the Educational Support Services  and tutoring until we were called to serve at Faith Community Church in Wyoming, Michigan.   I subbed at Calvin Christian School  and coached varsity girls’ track for 2 years until I was hired into my current position at CCMS in 2009. I am very blessed to be a part of the staff.  A favorite bible verse of mine is Isaiah 41:9b-10.

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: kschutte@gccsmi.org

Jana Slot

Janna Slot

Librarian

I have been part of the Grandville Christian School community for many years, but was privileged to join the school as the librarian in 2015. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and spent many years working in the local public library system. My husband, Jason, and I have three children who are either past or current students at GCS. In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with family. A favorite passage of mine is Ephesians 3:20-21, because it reminds me of God’s continual work in and plan for my life.

Mailing Address

3934 Wilson Ave. SW
Grandville MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616-538-9710

Email: jslot@gccsmi.org

Becky Stammis

Becky Stammis

7/8 Math, Lead Teacher

I consider it an honor to work with kingdom kids on a daily basis.  The adolescents that fill the halls of Calvin Christian Middle School bring energy, openness and inspiration to each day. Teaching mathematics and Old Testament Bible offers me the unique opportunity to open up the consistency and patterns of God’s created order as well as the patterns and consistency in God’s dealings with His chosen people.  My favorite verses come from one of the Old Testament minor prophet; Lamentations 3:21-26

After growing up in southwest Minnesota and completing my Bachelors in Mathematics for Secondary Education at Dordt College,  my journey took me to Ontario, California and Highland Indiana before coming to Calvin Christian.  Outside of the classroom I have enjoyed opportunities coaching athletes, mathletes and debaters.  At CCMS I currently enjoy working with young leaders on Student Council and Chapel Challenge as well as leading the tech crew for Dessert Theater.

In addition to my teaching role, I am blessed to be a wife and mother.  My husband, Brent, and I have four children, three daughters, Maggie, Josie and Charlotte and a son, JT.  Our family is actively involved in the school community at AnchorPoint Christian School and in the church community at Seymour CRC.  In addition to quality time with my family, I enjoy gardening, quilting, baking and reading.

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: bstammis@gccsmi.org

Lisa Timmer

Lisa Timmer

Educational Support Services Aide

I have been part of the Educational Support Staff at Grandville Christian since 2011. I have a BA from Calvin College and an MA from Western Michigan University. I taught third grade at Lafayette Christian School and second grade at Hudsonville Christian School before staying home with my children for several years. My husband, Mark, and I have three children in GCCS. I enjoy reading, camping, and other family activities. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: ltimmer@gccsmi.org

Conrad Van Haitsma

Conrad Van Haitsma

6 Math and Science

I have a heart for teaching and aim to have the learner pursue knowledge, not the knowledge pursue the learner.  This is conducted in a creative and inquiring environment and Christian Education is a great place for this to occur.

Since graduating from Calvin College over 25 years ago, I have taken numerous post graduate classes in education at both Western Michigan and Grand Valley.

I am  married to an artist, chef, competitive cyclist, interior designer, and  a high school art teacher at South Christian,  better known as Roberta.  Together we have two boys.  Our oldest, Grant, a 2015 graduate of Calvin Christian, is enrolled at Trinity Christian College and our youngest, Luke, is a Grandville Calvin Christian School student.  My free time is enjoyed by cycling, working on house projects, and good food.

I am a reader and supporter of the Word of God, appreciative of John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

Mailing Address

3740 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.531.7400

Email: cvanhaitsma@gccsmi.org

Shawn Weemhoff

Shawn Weemhoff

Custodian

This year is the 17th year that I have worked as the janitor at Calvin Christian High School. As a student, I attended Phoenix Christian School, Allendale Christian School, and Unity Christian High School. I have always enjoyed being a sports fan, and I like to cheer for the Squires and help out in soccer, basketball, and track. I also enjoy Calvin College basketball.

One of my favorite activities is riding my bicycle long distances. Calvin Christian High School has been special to me because I get to interact with the students and staff. When I finished high school, my grandma made a needle point with a favorite Bible verse on it. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”  Proverbs 16:9

 

Mailing Address

3750 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Contact

Phone: 616.538.0990

Email: sweemhoff@gccsmi.org