My life has been blessed by being part of the Calvin Christian School community since October of 2003. My post-high school education was one semester at Davenport College and then I felt led to look for an actual secretarial job rather than continue with school. My secretarial career has been uniquely all in school-related positions at Reformed Bible Institute/College (now Kuyper College), Ferris State College, Calvin College, and Creston Christian Elementary/Middle School. The circle of working in each grade/age related field of education has now been completed since coming to Calvin Christian High School.
I enjoy interacting with people and my position at CCHS allows me to meet, greet, and assist people who come through the doors of our office. My goal is to see each person I meet as a person uniquely created by God and to convey God’s love to them in the way that I assist them, no matter what that task may be. A favorite little quote/prayer I strive to live by is “Lord, make my life a window for your light to shine through and a mirror to reflect your love to every person I meet.”
I’ve been married for 43 years on September 9, 2015 to my best friend. Jerry & I have a married daughter, Rachel, and they have blessed us with our one grandchild, Leah, who is almost 6 years old. Our son, James, lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. We are actively involved in our church family at Blythefield CRC in Rockford where I am the Congregational Life Coordinator. This involves creating, planning, and presenting opportunities and activities for our members to participate in which build relationships and help demonstrate encouragement and support to each other. Favorite pastimes include playing the piano, reading, and hanging out with my granddaughter.
My “life verse” can be found in Psalm 34:13-14a: But I will say, “You are my God; I will trust in You. My times are in Your hands.” God has my life’s journey all in His care and keeping. Wow! That’s pretty awesome to know.